February 2018

  • Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show

    Open Now

    Escape to tropical paradise with the spectacular sight of vibrant and gorgeously varied orchids, and see unique, intricately cultivated selections from our permanent collection of tropical bonsai.
  • Friday Nights of Winter Lights

    Fridays through Feb. 9; 5 – 10 p.m.

    Take one more walk through the dazzling light displays in our Outdoor and Children's Discovery Gardens while our indoor spaces showcase orchids, bonsai and more.
  • Tropical Forest Cuba

    Opens Sat., Feb. 10

    Join us for a vibrant showcase of the ecology and culture of Cuba, one of the most richly biodiverse nations on Earth. See botanical specimens never before showcased at Phipps, discover the lively culture and bright-hued architecture, and explore the unique relationships between...
  • Garden Railroad: Treasure Island

    Open Now

    Hoist your sails and hit the high seas as our ever-popular Garden Railroad transforms into a tropical island with joke-telling pirates and gleaming treasures.
  • 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!
  • Dancing with the Swan Queen

    Sat., Feb. 3; 1 – 2 p.m.; SOLD OUT

    THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Try your wings at ballet with this adult-and-me creative movement session brought to you by Let's Move Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, featuring the Swan Queen of PBT's production of Swan Lake!
  • Biophilia: Pittsburgh

    Thurs. Feb. 1; 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!
  • Tropical Sundays

    Sundays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25

    Wear a tropical shirt and receive 50 percent off admission to relax under the palm trees each Sunday during the month of February.
  • We Heart Our Members: February Free Days

    Select Dates in February

    Phipps joins with 11 leading Pittsburgh organizations to say “thank you” to our members by offering free admission on select dates this February. Check out the calendar and plan your visit to one of our amazing neighbor institutions!
  • Valentine’s Dinner at Phipps

    Fri, Feb. 9; 8 p.m. seatings available

    Celebrate with your valentine at Pittsburgh's most romantic destination! An elegant buffet by the chefs at Café Phipps provides the perfect prelude to an intimate stroll through the moonlit conservatory.
  • Tropical Forest Cuba Festival

    Sat., Feb. 10; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Join us for a celebration of the culture and plants of Cuba! Participate in activities, enjoy live entertainment, and savor regionally-inspired food samples from Café Phipps. This event is free with admission to the conservatory.
  • Sustainability Training Workshop

    Wed., Feb. 21; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Opening Reception Tues., Feb. 20; 5 – 8 p.m.)

    In this interactive workshop, Phipps will walk through some of the most important rating systems related to green buildings, human health and landscapes, and show how to use them to help you to clearly define your expectations and set yourself up for success.
  • Sixth Annual Seed and Plant Swap

    Sat., Feb. 24; 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Hosted at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland

    Join us and Grow Pittsburgh at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland to swap seeds and plants, acquire tips and get ready for a great season of gardening. Bring seeds you saved from last year and take home a new selection to grow this year. Free and open to the public.
  • 2018 Phipps Weddings Showcase

    Sun., Feb. 25; 5:30 – 8 p.m.

    Planning your wedding? Discover one of the world's best garden wedding venues and meet the people who make couples' dreams come true at this special one-night-only open-house showcase at Phipps, free to the public with advance reservation.
  • Birds and Botany: Works by Ashley Cecil

    Open Now

    On display in our Welcome Center Gallery, this exhibition showcases the work of local artist Ashley Cecil, who was inspired by the impact of window collisions on local bird species to create a variety of media including paintings, wallpaper and bird-safe window film.
  • Learning for a Greener Future: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Open Now

    In the CSL Green Gallery, enjoy artistic photos of Phipps taken by high school students from the Learning for a Greener Future internship program.
  • February Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From orchids and bonsai to Tropical Forest Cuba, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.
  • Discovery Programs

    Mondays, Wednesdays 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. Except as Noted

    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.