November 2019

  • Fall Flower Show: Japanese Inspirations

    Opens Sat., Oct. 19 — Three Weeks Only

    Celebrate Phipps' tradition of spectacular Fall Flower Shows — the longest-running in the United States — with a tour of Japan's exuberant festivals and gorgeous botanical design.
  • Garden Railroad: Farms, Food and Family

    Opens Sat., Oct. 19

    Join us on a miniature journey through farms that impact our daily lives in our fun and family-friendly Garden Railroad.
  • Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden

    Opens Fri., Nov. 29

    This year's exciting Festival of Trees theme makes holiday trees the centerpiece of Phipps' winter wonderland, with classic firs, colorful poinsettia trees, a floating forest of sparkling trees reflecting on water and so much more.
  • Party in the Tropics: Masquerade

    Fri., Nov. 1; 7 – 10 p.m. (Ages 21+)

    Paper faces are on parade at this month's 21+ masquerade party! Guests are encouraged to pair a striking mask with party attire as they eat, drink and dance the night away in Phipps' tropical paradise.
  • Movie Night: Mirai

    Fri., Nov. 1; 7 – 9 P.M.; BOTANY HALL AUDITORIUM

    Join us for Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai, a sumptuous, magical, and emotionally soaring adventure about the bond of family, the magic of nature, and the ties that bring us together and make us who we are. The screening will be held in Botany Hall Auditorium, free with Phipps admission.
  • 5-2-1-0 Speaker Series

    Thurs., Oct. 10 and Sat., Nov. 2; See full listing for location and times

    The 5-2-1-0 Speaker Series is an opportunity to network with community members, Phipps staff and professional guest speakers who will present their important work and share the latest recommendations for how to build healthy environments for the children they serve each day.
  • One Health Day at Phipps

    Sun., Nov. 3; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    During the fourth annual One Health Day, Phipps will offer walk-up activities for all ages that explore the important connections between human, animal and environmental health.
  • Perfect Pairings

    Thurs., Nov. 7; 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

    Phipps signature fall party pairs memorable food with selected wines, extravagant floral displays with energizing live entertainment, and much more to provide the perfect glasshouse celebration!
  • Let’s Move Pittsburgh Walk and Talk

    Fridays, Oct. 25 – Nov. 8; 9:30 – 10:30 A.M.

    Enjoy a morning snack in Botany Hall Kitchen, then explore our city’s forest, learn about the healthy principles, and ask questions to children’s health experts.
  • Movie Night: Godzilla

    Fri., Nov. 8; 7 – 9 p.m.; Botany Hall Auditorium

    The roaring granddaddy of all monster movies, Godzilla is also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama and a powerful environmental parable. Join us for a special screening of the original 1954 film in Botany Hall Auditorium, free with Phipps admission.
  • Second Annual Three Rivers Urban Soils Symposium

    Thurs., Nov. 21

    Join nationally acclaimed experts for an exploration of urban soils and their relation to agriculture, stormwater management and climate.
  • Holiday Magic! Sneak Peek Week

    Nov. 22: 9:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Nov. 23 – 27: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

    Get a look at the work in progress behind Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden during this special sneak peek event!
  • Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes

    Mon., Nov. 25; 4:30, 6 and 7:15 p.m.

    On Mon., Nov. 25, kick off the holiday season with two of Pittsburgh's most treasured traditions. Don’t miss this one-night-only opportunity to enjoy the botanical delights of Phipps and vignettes from Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker on the very same night.
  • Santa Visits

    Select dates and times, Nov. 29 – Dec. 23

    This time of year, the man in the big red suit sets up shop in Pittsburgh's green oasis. Bring little ones — or the entire family — to pose for a festive photo, free with Phipps admission.
  • Member Shopping Hours and Discount

    Sat., Nov. 30 – Sun., Dec. 1; 8 – 10 a.m.

    Members: have the Shop at Phipps all to yourself as we open early just for you and take an extra 10-percent off on top of your member discount.
  • November Public Programs

    Free with admission 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! No advance reservations are needed.
  • 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.
  • Planets Earth

    Open Now

    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.