Join us for a celebration of the culture and plants of the Congo.
Join us for a day of celebration and exotic fun at our next Tropical Forest Congo Festival, featuring family-friendly activities, entertainment, food and more inspired by one of the world's most botanically and culturally rich rainforest regions. As part of the festivities, you will have the chance to:
- Pot plants and make crafts with your kids
- Enjoy live entertainment
- Taste delectable African-inspired food samples from Café Phipps
- Learn about regional food of the Congo river basin from an expert
Each of the activities is free with Conservatory admission. Members and kids under 2 enter at no cost.
Duquesne University Sponsorship Statement
Duquesne University reflects the mission of our founders, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (the Spiritans), missionaries committed to education, service, social justice and interreligious understanding on six continents including Africa. Duquesne’s ongoing outreach to Africa includes partnerships, research, community engagement opportunities and the presence of African students, faculty and priests on our Pittsburgh campus. The university’s sponsorship of the Tropical Forest Congo exhibit is a natural extension of this engagement.
Select photos © Paul g. Wiegman, Annie O'Neill, Mark Simpson
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Friday Evenings, Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24Friday evenings, we're reinventing date night as our award-winning Café Phipps transforms into a gourmet restaurant. A delicious four-course meal provides the perfect prelude to a romantic stroll through the moonlit conservatory.