NOTE: All member and nonmember tickets must be reserved in advance. Learn more about how you can join us!


Holiday Magic! Hours

(Nov. 17 – Jan. 7)

Open Daily
9:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. (with select 11 p.m. closures as noted on our calendar)

Phipps is closed on Thanksgiving Day. For the Christmas holiday, Phipps closes at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24 and reopens at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 26.

Holiday Magic! Admission

(Nov. 17 – Jan. 7)



Children (2 - 18)

Seniors (62+) and Students Over 18

When Applicable





  • Mondays – Thursdays before 4 p.m.





  • Mondays – Thursdays 4 p.m. and after
  • Fridays – Sundays before 4 p.m.





  • Fridays – Sundays 4 p.m. and after
  • All times Dec. 26 – 31

Members and Children Under 2
Free (Members please bring valid photo ID)

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Advance ticket reservation is required during Holiday Magic! Learn how you can join us!

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Visitor Notices

Some areas of the public garden occasionally close during normal business hours — see our visitor notices for the next two weeks to help you plan your visit with us.

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Students of University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Carlow University and La Roche University may now visit Phipps during our normal business hours without prior booking. Please have your student ID ready when you approach the admissions desk. Please note that Pitt and La Roche students only receive free student tickets during the Fall and Spring semesters. Large groups will be asked to break into smaller groups to maintain a safe crowd flow. Phipps will not honor these ticket benefits at universities where and when shelter-in-place orders are in effect.

Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Access Discount: Museums for All Admission and Membership

Visit our gardens with our Museums for All admission program! Phipps offers general admission for up to four people for $3 each with presentation of an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card (including ACCESS, WIC and SNAP) from any state. Eligible parties may simply arrive at a visitation time of their choosing — no need to book in advance! The purchasing guest must also present a photo ID showing the same address as the cardholder. Guests may also join us as a Museums for All member to gain unlimited access to the serenity of our gardens, the splendor of our renowned plant collections and a wealth of opportunities for discovery and growth.

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Questions? Contact us at or 412/622-6914.

Photos © Brian Cohen, Paul g. Wiegman