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Enjoy a night of luxury and relaxation in our Tropical Forest Conservatory.

Reinforce your healthy New Year’s resolutions as you sample luxurious body care products, learn relaxation techniques, enjoy refreshing hors d’oeuvres, and soak up the serenity of our Tropical Forest Conservatory.

Have kids? Make it a night out for them, too! Children ages 4 to 9 are invited to participate in separate nature activities with Phipps staff while you relax and  enjoy your special  evening.

Registration for Members-Only Spa Night is $26.99 for adults. The cost for the separate children’s event is $20. To reserve, please contact us at, or 412/622-6915, ext. 6505. RSVP by Friday, Jan. 11, as space is limited.

Participating vendors:*
Anna Skincare
Apoidea Apiary
BYS Yoga
Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh
Johnnie Z. Zaracki Massage Therapy
Swartz T’ai Chi
Three Rivers Reiki and Reflexology
Una Biologicals

* subject to change

More Member Exclusives

Please also join us for the following members-only events:

Valentine’s Day Dinner
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Why settle for a bouquet when you can have a whole garden of flowers? Reserve today to savor an elegant prix fixe meal by candlelight in one of Pittsburgh’s most romantic settings. RSVP by Feb. 6.

Spring Flower Show Member Night
Saturday, March 9, 2013
6:30-9 p.m.
Get an exclusive first look at the secret gardens of Spring Flower Show, a gorgeous display of color and sweetly scented blooms. This event includes a cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. RSVP by March 1.

Glasshouse Rock
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
6:30-9 p.m.
Shake off the mid-week blues and join us for a lively night of dueling rock ‘n roll piano music as you mingle and mix with friends, sample delicious hors d’oeuvres, and dance to your heart’s desire. RSVP by March 20.

Plus, stay tuned for details on these forthcoming member exclusives:

Garden Groove
Tuesday, May 14, 2013; 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Floral Notes: Jazz in the Garden
Tuesday, June 18, 2013; 6:30-9 p.m.

Grape and Vine: An Evening of Wine
Wednesday, July 24, 2013; 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Autumn Garden Crawl
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013; 6:30-9:30pm

Not a member? Become one today and gain access to these and other exclusive events!

Photo © Paul g. Wiegman

Other Featured Exhibits & Events

Three More Nights of Winter Lights
Jan. 30, 2015; 5 – 11 p.m.
Feb. 6 and 13, 2015; 5 – 10 p.m.
Take one more walk through the dazzling light displays in our Outdoor and Children’s Discovery Gardens while our indoor spaces transform for the Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show.
Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show
Jan. 17 – March 1, 2015
Chase away the winter blues with the spectacular sight of orchid specimens arranged in beds and baskets, and see unique selections from our permanent collection of tropical bonsai.
Tropical Sundays
Sundays, Feb 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2015
Wear a tropical shirt and receive 50 percent off admission to relax under the palm trees, sway to music of Matthew Mazza and Carmen Bruno of the Tropical Sands Steel Band, and taste tropical fruit.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh
Next Meeting Feb. 5, 2015
6 p.m., with networking and refreshments at 5:30 p.m.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh is the pilot chapter for a Biophilia Network of creative minds meeting monthly to discuss strengthening the bond between people and the natural world through education, discussion and action. Meetings are free to attend; advance RSVP is required. Join the conversation!
Tropical Forest Congo
Opens Feb. 7, 2015
The beauty of the tropics flourishes as we unveil Tropical Forest Congo, a new exhibit featuring some of Africa’s lushest landscapes. See varieties of flora never before showcased at Phipps and discover how indigenous tribes use plants to sustain and enrich their lives.
Tropical Forest Congo Opening Festival
Feb. 7, 2015
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Be among the first to see our new Tropical Forest Congo exhibit as our guest at a special opening celebration. Family-friendly activities include a storytelling performance, African-inspired food sampling, cultural crafts and a pot-a-plant station — all free with Phipps admission.
Party in the Tropics
Select Fridays
Next Party Feb. 13, 2015
7 – 11 p.m.
Ages 21+
Gather your friends and get ready to dine, drink and dance the night away at Phipps! Make our paradise your own as you indulge in sweet and savory morsels, taste unique cocktails, and dance to the beats of a live DJ in our Tropical Forest Conservatory. Entry is free with Conservatory admission.
Hothouse Happy Hours
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
6 – 8 p.m.
Join us on Feb. 19 as we partner with the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP) to kick off Hothouse Happy Hours, a series of events for young professionals, featuring specialty cocktails, beer and wine, inspired bites and dynamic special guests.
Seed, Perennial and Seedling Swap: 2015 Garden Season Opener
Feb. 28, 2015
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main
Join Phipps and Grow Pittsburgh at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland to swap seeds and plants, learn tips and get ready for a great season of gardening. Bring seeds you saved from last year and take home an exciting selection to grow in your garden this year. Admission is free to the public.
Garden Railroad
Closes March 1, 2015
A unique twist on the traditional Garden Railroad, this year's display takes you back in time to the California Gold Rush — complete with water features, interactive buttons for children to push, and miniature living plants.