March 2020

  • Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Out of This World

    Now Open

    Blast off into a galaxy of garden goodness in this stellar new show as you enjoy the colors and shapes of hundreds of otherworldly orchids and our cosmic collection of tropical bonsai.
  • Garden Railroad: Farms, Food and Family

    Now Open

    Join us on a miniature journey through farms that impact our daily lives in our fun and family-friendly Garden Railroad.
  • Spring Flower Show: Canopy of Color

    OPENS SAT., MARCH 21 – FOUR WEEKS ONLY

    Look up! Spring is in the air at Phipps' spectacular new Spring Flower Show that brings signature spring displays to new heights.
  • 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!
  • 2020 Phipps Weddings Showcase

    Sun., March 1; 6 – 9 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.
  • Biophilia: Pittsburgh

    Thurs., March 5; 6 p.m.

    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!
  • Party in the Tropics: Party on Mars?

    FRI., MARCH 6; 7 – 10 P.M. (AGES 21+)

    Put on your red shoes and dance the blues at our David Bowie-themed 21+ Party in the Tropics!
  • Peek Behind the Petals

    SAT., MARCH 7; 9:45 – 10:30 A.M.

    At this month's Peek Behind the Petals, learn about plant health care and integrated pest management at Phipps from Associated Director of Integrated Pest Management, Dr. Ryan Gott
  • UPMC Health Plan Family Fun Fest

    SUN., MARCH 15; 9:30 A.M. – 5 P.M.

    At this one-day-only event, enjoy special activities from UPMC Health Plan and Let’s Move Pittsburgh throughout the conservatory, including games, crafts, healthy lifestyle tips and more.
  • Environmental Film Series: Dammed to Extinction

    FRI., MARCH 20; 7 – 9 P.M.; BOTANY HALL AUDITORIUM

    This exciting monthly event invites community members to come together to view environmental films and documentaries and participate in a post-screening discussion.
  • Spring Flower Show Member Night

    WED., MARCH 25; 6:30 – 9 P.M.

    Phipps members: Join us for a free, private viewing of Spring Flower Show: Canopy of Color as a special thank you for your dedicated support throughout the year.
  • Used Orchid Sale

    SAT., MARCH 28; 10 A.M. – noon

    Take home a piece of Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Out of This World in our Used Orchid Sale. Come early for the best selection!
  • Ikebana and Suiseki

    Now Open

    In this new exhibit in our Welcome Center Gallery, view Ikebana flower arrangements and suiseki, Japanese viewing stones.
  • March Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m. except where noted

    Join us each Saturday and Sunday in the Tropical Forest Conservatory for interactive demonstrations, activities and speakers that will deepen your connections to the beauty and wonders of nature, all free with admission!
  • Discovery Programs

    Free with Admission 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.
  • Wish You Were Here: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Now Open

    In the CSL Green Gallery, enjoy a series of paintings by participating Fairchild Challenge high school students.
  • Planets Earth

    Now Open

    A dynamic exhibit at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes addresses the pressing environmental issues of our time and proposes a new way of thinking about how to solve them.
  • Tropical Forest Cuba

    Now Open

    Experience the natural beauty and culture of Cuba, one of the most biodiverse Caribbean island nations on Earth, in our immersive new Tropical Forest exhibit.
  • Nature Lab Open Hours

    Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Except as Noted

    The revolutionary Nature Lab at Phipps is 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.