July 2017

  • SUPER. NATURAL. Glass Art by Jason Gamrath

    Open Now

    Ten years after Chihuly at Phipps, master glass artist Jason Gamrath brings a new twist to the art form, creating remarkably accurate botanical pieces on a massive scale, standing from six 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!
  • Biophilia: Pittsburgh

    Thurs., July 6; 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!
  • 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.
  • Tropical Forest Congo Festival

    Sat., July 8; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Join us for a celebration of the culture and plants of the Congo! Participate in activities, enjoy live entertainment, and savor regionally-inspired food samples from Café Phipps. This event is free with admission to the conservatory.
  • Family Yoga with Let’s Move Pittsburgh and YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh

    Sun., July 9; 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.
  • 5-2-1-0 Speaker Series

    Thurs., July 13; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    At this bimonthly event series, guest speakers share the latest recommendations for how to build healthy environments for children as a free service to educators, healthcare professionals, parents and caregivers and anyone who has a passion for the wellbeing of our children.
  • Summer Short Course with Tovah Martin

    Thurs., July 20; 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Join Phipps and Penn State Extension for a full day of exploring landscape design and creativity with garden writer Tovah Martin
  • Environmental Film Series

    Friday, July 21; 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.
  • 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.
  • July Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From origami to bees and spiral gardens to scientists, 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.