April 2019

  • Spring Flower Show: Gardens of the Rainbow

    Opens Sat., March 23

    Enter a spectacular kaleidoscope of color as tens of thousands of spring blooms burst forth in all the season's vibrant hues.
  • Butterfly Forest

    Opens Sat., April 20

    Watch colorful butterflies break free of their chrysalises to soar and glide among beautiful Phipps 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., April 4; 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!
  • Movie Night — Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

    Fri., April 5; 7:15 – 8:45 p.m.

    Join us for a viewing of Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, an immersive and meditative documentary that reveals how the revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf upends our conventional notions of nature, public space and ultimately, beauty itself.
  • Dancing with Sleeping Beauty

    Sat., April 6; noon – 1 p.m. OR 2 – 3 p.m. All sessions sold out

    Put on your dancing shoes for this adult-and-me creative movement session brought to you by Let's Move Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, featuring the Lilac Fairy and her dancing bluebird friend from PBT's production of "The Sleeping Beauty!"
  • Used Bulb Sale

    Saturdays, March 30 and April 20 and 27; 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    Take a piece of Spring Flower Show home with you by participating in one of our annual sales. Come early for the best selection!
  • UPMC Health Plan Family Fun Fest

    Sat., April 27; 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.
  • Absorbed in Color: The Art of Gemma Fletcher

    Opens Fri., March 22

    Inspired by her visits to Phipps, the kaleidoscopic collage work of Gemma Fletcher provides a colorful complement to Phipps' floral vibrance.
  • Shaped by Nature: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Open Now

    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, enjoy art depicting the relationships between biological systems within our bodies and the natural environment as created by middle and high 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.
  • April 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

    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 and Observational Beehive Open Hours

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

    The revolutionary Nature Lab at Phipps 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.