January 2017

  • Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show

    Open Now

    Escape to tropical paradise with the spectacular sight of vibrant and gorgeously varied orchids, and see unique intricately cultivated selections from our permanent collection of tropical bonsai.
  • Friday Nights of Winter Lights

    Fridays, Jan. 13 – Feb. 10; 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 showcase orchids, bonsai, and garden railroad displays.
  • Garden Railroad: 200 Years of Pittsburgh

    Open Now

    Travel back in time with Phipps' Garden Railroad as 200 years of Pittsburgh history come to life with interactive buttons, exquisitely detailed props and miniature living plants.
  • Make the Switch at Phipps! Green Power Drive

    Mondays – Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – Close; Saturdays – Sundays All Day

    Switch your home electricity to 100% green power while visiting our Tropical Forest Conservatory and you can receive free Phipps membership!
  • 5-2-1-0 Speaker Series

    Thurs., Jan. 12; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    In honor of its five year anniversary, Let’s Move Pittsburgh is hosting a 5-2-1-0 Speaker Series to celebrate the efforts of local organizations who are making a difference in children’s health through the 5-2-1-0 program. Guest speakers will present on their work and share...
  • Environmental Film Series

    Fridays, Jan. 20, Feb. 17 and March 17; 7 – 9 p.m.

    The Environmental Film Series is an exciting monthly event inviting community members to come together to view environmental films and documentaries. Each viewing will be followed by a dynamic discussion with film producers, scientists and environmental advocates.
  • Family Zumba with Let’s Move Pittsburgh and YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh

    Sun., Jan. 22; 9 a.m.

    Join us at Phipps for a free, family-style zumba class presented by the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and Let’s Move Pittsburgh.
  • January Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From orchid and bonsai care to origami, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.
  • Tropical Forest Congo

    Open Now

    Explore our all-new exhibit featuring some of Africa’s lushest landscapes. See botanical specimens never before showcased at Phipps and discover how indigenous peoples use plants to sustain and enrich their lives.
  • Discovery Programs

    Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Plus Additional Days As Available

    Join us for one of our weekly scheduled Discovery Programs to engage our youngest visitors with the wonders of the natural world. All programs are free with admission and require no advance registration.
  • SEED Classroom and Observational Beehive Open Hours

    Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Phipps' revolutionary new SEED Classroom and observational beehive are now open for you to discover. Drop in during our Saturday open hours and a graduate of our Learning for a Greener Future high school internship will show you around. No advance reservation is required.