Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Admission is FREE with a valid Pitt student ID from September to April.
General Adult admission, $7.50; seniors, $6.50; non-Pitt Students, $5.50; children (2–12), $4.50.
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Friday 9:30 a.m.–9 p.m.; closed Monday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Chihuly At Phipps: Gardens & Glass showing now until November 11, 2007!! www.phipps.conservatory.org/chihuly/index.html
Admissions: $11.50 students/seniors; $12.50 adults.
Chihuly Nights: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings from 7 PM to 10 PM. Member price is $7.50 and non-member price is $15.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is located in Schenley Park, within walking distance of the Pitt campus. Traveling east on Forbes Avenue, turn right onto Schenley Drive, turn left at the stop sign and continue to follow Schenley Drive into Schenley Park. Phipps is on the right.
Pittsburgh's thirteen-room "crystal palace" has served visitors for more than 100 years and is one of the largest and finest Victorian glasshouses in the country. The botanical gardens at Phipps feature lush tropical plants, palms, orchids, ferns, and desert plants, as well as many special flower shows, exhibits, and seasonal butterflies indoors.
Outdoor gardens and collections include the Discovery Garden, Japanese Courtyard Garden, Aquatic Gardens, bonsai, butterflies, perennials, annuals, and medicinal plants and herbs. With their ever-changing exhibits, they stay true to their motto: something’s always blooming at Phipps.