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Phipps' BioBlitz Family Fun Festival

Bring the whole family to Phipps for a free, fun festival celebrating science, art and nature!

On Sun., June 10, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will host their third annual BioBlitz Festival where families, students, local scientists and naturalists, teachers and community leaders come together to conduct a biological survey, exploration and celebration of living species in Schenley Park — a discovery of the wonders of nature like no other!

By participating, you'll get to experience amazing biodiversity through engaging walking tours led by expert guides, enjoy storytime and live presentations, meet local scientists and organizations, and create nature-inspired artwork! All ages will have fun exploring and discovering the region's unique plants, birds, trees, fish, mammals and more! Plus, once you've completed four activities, you can receive 50% off admission* to Phipps during event hours!

The festival will be held on Phipps' front lawn from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with guided nature tours through Schenley Park throughout the day. The event is free to the public and no advance registration is required. 

* Each family or attendee group will receive a field journal and event map at check-in. For each completed activity on the map, groups will receive a stamp for their field journal. Groups with four stamps in their journal can receive 50% off general admission to Phipps on Sun., June 10 only by presenting their journal to the Phipps admissions desk. Only one journal needs to be turned in per family or group.