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For Immediate Release: Wed., Feb. 26

Contact: Joe Reed | Director of Marketing and Communications
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There's a Party on Mars Happening at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
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Party in the Tropics: Party on Mars?

Pittsburgh, PA — Ground control to Major Tom: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is inviting guests 21 and over for a night of David Bowie-themed festivities on Fri., March 6 from 7 – 10 p.m. at Party in the Tropics: Party on Mars? The first Party in the Tropics event of 2020 will feature new wave and synth pop hits for a night of cosmic fun amidst the lush greenery of the Tropical Forest Conservatory.

Guests are invited to don their best Starman attire and prepare for a far-out night of dancing and enjoying food and drink as they sway through the crowd to an empty space and groove on the dance floor. It's the perfect event to complement the final weekend of Phipps' space-themed Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show: Out of This World, which guests can explore by starlight.

Entry to Party in the Tropics is free with Phipps admission, but space is limited and admission is only open to guests 21 or older with a valid ID. Tasty morsels, cocktails and beverages will be available for purchase. Party in the Tropics: Party on Mars? Takes place Friday, March 6 from 7 – 10 p.m. Reservations can be made at

Admission is $19.95 for adults and $17.95 for seniors and students. Members enter free. Learn more at If the event fills to capacity, admission may be temporarily closed until more space becomes available.


About Phipps: Founded in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, PA is a globally recognized green leader with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse. Encompassing 15 acres including a historic 14-room glasshouse, 23 distinct indoor and outdoor gardens and industry-leading sustainable architecture and operations, Phipps attracts more than half a million visitors annually from around the world. Learn more at

Watch TEDx: What We Can Learn From an Old Glasshouse: A look at the evolving way we connect people to nature at Phipps, demonstrate how human and environmental health are inextricably connected, and show that to age gracefully, we must continually reinvent ourselves to evolve with the rest of the world.