NOTE: All member and nonmember tickets must be reserved in advance, and masks must be worn by all guests ages 2 and up, including those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Learn more about how you can join us!

July 2021

  • Summer Flower Show: The Hidden Life of Trolls

    Now through September

    Join us for a magical adventure throughout the conservatory featuring one-of-a-kind displays of trolls inspired by the mythological creatures found in folklore and pop culture.
  • Online Classes for Adults

    See description for dates and times

    Now some of our most popular courses are available to attend from the comfort of your own home. Peruse our offerings for an exciting variety of fun and enriching programs on vegetable gardening, orchid care and more to let your inspiration grow. Enrolled students will receive a...
  • Virtual Summer Camps


    Explore our virtual camps for children from pre-school to high school and let us immerse your young explorers in the incredible world of Phipps. Camps highlight ecology, conservation, healthy living, art concepts and more!
  • Make the Switch at Phipps! Green Power Drive

    Daily, noon – 5 p.m. with occasional evening hours

    Switch your home electricity to 100% green power while visiting our Tropical Forest Conservatory and you can receive a free Phipps membership!
  • Virtual Biophilia: Pittsburgh

    Thurs., July 1; 6 p.m. (EST) | 3 p.m. (PST)

    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!
  • Virtual Peek Behind the Petals

    Thurs., July 15 | 7 p.m.

    At this month's Peek Behind the Petals, join us virtually to hear stories from the staff who brought the magical displays of Summer Flower Show: The Hidden Life of Trolls to life!
  • Summer Institute for Climate Change Education

    July 28–30

    Join us for a virtual conference on climate change education with educators from across the country! Gain the skills, tools, and resources to teach climate change in all subject areas.
  • Virtual Summer Short Course

    Thurs., July 29 | 12:30 – 5 p.m.

    Join Phipps and Penn State Extension virtually for a full day of learning about homegrown flowers with Debra Prinzing and other speakers.
  • Celebrating John Bauer, Painter of Trolls

    Open Now

    This delightful gallery, provided in partnership with Jönköpings Läns Museum, shows the works of Swedish painter and illustrator John Bauer, whose works inspired some of the custom trolls in Phipps' Summer Flower Show: The Hidden Life of Trolls.
  • Planets Earth

    Virtual Exhibit 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.