February 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!
  • Biophilia: Pittsburgh

    Thurs., Feb. 2; 6 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments and networking)

    Biophilia: Pittsburgh meets monthly to discuss how citizens can strengthen the bond between people and nature through education and action. Registration is required but events are free to attend. Join the conversation!
  • Party in the Tropics

    Fridays, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7 and May 5; 7 – 11 p.m. (Ages 21+)

    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.
  • Café Phipps Pop-Up Prix Fixe

    Friday Evenings, Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24

    Friday 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.
  • Dancing with Alice in Wonderland

    Sat., Feb. 4; 11 a.m. – noon or 1 – 2 p.m.

    SOLD OUT — Journey down the rabbit hole and into our glasshouse for an adult-and-me creative movement session with Let's Move Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, including Alice of PBT's production of Alice in Wonderland!
  • Tropical Sundays

    Sundays, Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26

    Wear a tropical shirt and receive 50 percent off admission to relax under the palm trees each Sunday during the month of February.
  • 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.
  • Tropical Forest Congo Festival

    Sat., Feb. 18; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Join us for a celebration of the culture and plants of the Congo! Participate in activities, enjoy live entertainment, and savor fruit samples from Café Phipps. This event is free with admission to the conservatory.
  • 5-2-1-0 Day

    Sun., Feb. 19; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Calling all kids! Join us for day of good health and great fun at 5-2-1-0 Day, a celebration of our new effort to reinforce healthy lifestyle choices that benefit local kids.
  • Fifth Annual Seed and Plant Swap

    Sat., Feb. 25; 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Hosted at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland)

    Join us and Grow Pittsburgh at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland to swap seeds and plants, acquire tips and get ready for a great season of gardening. Bring seeds you saved from last year and take home a new selection to grow this year. Free and open to the public.
  • Learning for a Greener Future: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Open Now

    In the CSL Green Gallery, enjoy artistic photos of Phipps taken by high school students from the Learning for a Greener Future internship program.
  • 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.
  • February Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From orchids and bonsai to floral design, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.
  • 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.
  • 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.