April 2017

  • Butterfly Forest

    Opens Sat., April 22

    Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to flutter among the blooms. One may even land on you!
  • 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 a free Phipps membership!
  • Used Bulb Sale

    Saturdays, April 1, 15 and 29; 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    Take a piece of Spring Flower Show home with you by participating in one of our annual sales. Come early for the best selection!
  • Café Phipps Pop-Up Prix Fixe

    Fridays, April 21 and 28 only

    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.
  • Earth Day Celebration

    April 21 – 24; See schedule for full details

    Here at Phipps, we believe that every day is Earth Day — and to celebrate the planet and our important role in keeping it healthy, we’re presenting four days of fun activities, presentations and more.
  • FutureFest 2017

    Sat., April 29; 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Want to see the future? Get a glimpse of the world of tomorrow through art, demonstrations, performances, science, hands-on activities and more fun for all ages right on our front lawn.
  • A SUPER. NATURAL. Summer with UPMC Health Plan

    Sun., April 30; 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Get ready for a day of healthy fun and a special admission discount at UPMC Health Plan's member appreciation event. With the help of Let’s Move Pittsburgh, UPMC Health Plan and Phipps, guests will delight in a day of games, cooking demos, crafts, healthy tips and more.
  • Let’s Move Pittsburgh and YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Family Yoga

    Sun., April 30; 1 p.m.

    Join us at Phipps for a free, family-style yoga class presented by the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and Let’s Move Pittsburgh.
  • Companion Plants: A Youth Art Exhibition

    Open Now

    In the Center for Sustainable Landscapes Green Gallery, enjoy original drawings depicting the inner workings of beneficial plant relationships created by high school students involved in Phipps’ Fairchild Challenge environmental competition.
  • April Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m. except where noted

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From birds and bees to shrubs and trees, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.
  • 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.
  • 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.