August 2019

  • Van Gogh in Bloom

    Open Now

    Experience the captivating work of Vincent van Gogh brought to three-dimensional life through vibrant blooms, majestic trees and hand-crafted props as recreations of his legendary paintings take center stage at Phipps this summer.
  • Butterfly Forest

    Open Now

    Watch colorful butterflies break free of their chrysalises to soar and glide among beautiful Phipps blooms. One may even land on you!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Member Appreciation Month

    All Month in August

    Phipps is dedicating the month of August to our members with a quartet of fun exclusives! Join us for our Member Bring-a-Friend Days on Mon., Aug 12 and Fri., Aug 30 and Member Double Discount Days in the Gift Shop on Sun., Aug 4 and Wed., Aug 21.
  • Let’s Move Pittsburgh Walk and Talk

    TUESDAYS, JULY 9 – AUG. 13; 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.
  • Sports Fields Solutions Workshop: How to Win on High Traffic Fields

    Fri., Aug. 16; 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Phipps Garden Center

    Join Natural Grass Advisory Group, Women for a Healthy Environment and Phipps Sustainable Landcare to learn how natural grass sports fields and new landcare innovations can benefit students and athletes.
  • Tomato and Garlic Day

    Sun., Aug. 25; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Celebrate two of summer’s most bountiful crops at this summer celebration to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
  • August Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    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!
  • The Plants That Inspired Van Gogh: A Photographic Exploration

    Open Now

    In this series, local photographer and Phipps volunteer Paul g. Wiegman highlights the essence of the plants that Vincent van Gogh was inspired to paint.
  • Invasives Most Wanted: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Open Now

    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, view fun "wanted poster"-style artworks about some of Western Pennsylvania's best known invasive species as created by middle school students involved in Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.