April 2017

  • Spring Flower Show: Enchanted Forest

    Now Through Sun., April 16

    Explore the captivating beauty of vibrant spring blooms as forest animals awake from hibernation to welcome the season.
  • 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!
  • One Health, One Planet

    Wed., April 5; 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Opening Reception Tues., April 4; 5 – 9 p.m.)

    To build a shared interdisciplinary vision of “health,” a new symposium at Phipps will bring professionals, educators and students together to explore environmental issues and their effects on human and animal health.
  • Biophilia: Pittsburgh

    Thurs., April 6; 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, 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

    Fridays through April 28

    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.
  • Brunch in Bloom

    Sundays, April 16 (Easter Sunday) and May 14 (Mother's Day)

    THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. On two very special days, join us to indulge in some of the freshest local, sustainable and seasonal flavors in the ‘Burgh. Seating is limited, so R.S.V.P. today; Conservatory admission is included in the price! NOTE: MOTHER'S DAY IS NOW SOLD OUT.
  • Environmental Film Series

    Friday, April 21; 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.