August 2017

  • SUPER. NATURAL. Glass Art by Jason Gamrath

    Open Daily 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and until 10 p.m. on Fridays

    Experience the must-see show that critics are calling “breathtaking” and “out of this world,” where glass sculptures mesmerize — from a striking Venus fly trap to stunning orchids up to 14 feet tall.
  • Butterfly Forest

    Open Now

    Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to flutter among the blooms. One may even land on you!
  • Make the Switch at Phipps! Green Power Drive

    Mondays – Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – Close; Saturdays – Sundays All Day

    Switch your home electricity to 100% green power while visiting our Tropical Forest Conservatory and you can receive a free Phipps membership!
  • Green Market at Phipps

    Wednesdays; 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.

    Refresh your lifestyle! Visit our front lawn to browse a colorful cornucopia of organic and sustainable goods from local vendors.
  • Biophilia: Pittsburgh

    Thurs., Aug. 3; 6 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments and networking)

    Biophilia: Pittsburgh meets monthly to discuss how citizens can strengthen the bond between people and nature through education and action. Registration is required but events are free to attend. Join the conversation!
  • Members-Only Bring-a-Friend Day

    Mon., Aug. 7; 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    On this special day, bring a nonmember guest to experience the serenity and beauty of Phipps free of charge. Just show your membership card at the admissions desk to give someone special a day to remember!
  • Family Yoga with Let’s Move Pittsburgh and YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh

    Sun., Aug. 13; 9 a.m.

    Join us at Phipps for a free, family-style yoga class presented by the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and Let’s Move Pittsburgh.
  • Environmental Film Series

    Fri., Aug. 18; 7 – 9 p.m.

    The Environmental Film Series is an exciting monthly event inviting community members to come together to view environmental films and documentaries. Each viewing will be followed by a dynamic discussion with film producers, scientists and environmental advocates.
  • Red, Ripe and Roasted Tomato and Garlic Festival

    Sun., Aug. 27; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Delicious food and family fun abound at our tomato and garlic festival and donate local produce to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
  • Beneficial Bugs: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Opens Fri., June 9

    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, enjoy original drawings depicting plant-friendly insects created by middle school students for Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge environmental competition.
  • August Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From African foods to back to school arrangements and much more, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.
  • Discovery Programs

    Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, Plus Additional Days As Available

    Join us for one of our weekly scheduled Discovery Programs to engage our youngest visitors with the wonders of the natural world. All programs are free with admission and require no advance registration.
  • SEED Classroom and Observational Beehive Open Hours

    Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Phipps' revolutionary new SEED Classroom and observational beehive are now open for you to discover. Drop in during our Saturday open hours and a graduate of our Learning for a Greener Future high school internship will show you around. No advance reservation is required.
  • Tropical Forest Congo

    Open Now

    Explore our all-new exhibit featuring some of Africa’s lushest landscapes. See botanical specimens never before showcased at Phipps and discover how indigenous peoples use plants to sustain and enrich their lives.