Summer Starts in April at Phipps Conservatory


Summer Starts in April at Phipps Conservatory
UPMC Health Plan’s Celebrate Summer 2016 Event Offers a Day of Healthy, Family Fun

Pittsburgh, Pa. — Kick off the Summer Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens with UPMC Health Plan’sCelebrate Summer 2016 event. Delight in a day of healthy and interactive fun for the whole family on Sat., April 30, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Experience the grand opening of the interactive Summer Flower Show: PlayGardens, and stroll through the enchanting Butterfly Forest. UPMC-sponsored events will promote healthy lifestyles and Phipps’ Let’s Move Pittsburgh Program.

  • Make upcycled origami crafts, play giant Connect Four and checkers games and watch a cooking demo from Café Phipps.
  • From 1 – 2 p.m., meet Charlie Batch, former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and an advocate for healthy lifestyles.
  • Visit UPMC’s Health Coach Table, where families can learn how to make tasty, refreshing drinks to help keep hydrated during the summer.
  • Take a fun selfie at the 5-2-1-0 Funky Photo Booth and find out how the numbers 5-2-1-0 can keep you on the path to good health.

Phipps’ tip:  When completing the activities, guests should tweet one picture from each of the eight activity stations to Twitter at @UPMChealthplan using the hashtag #phippssummer to be entered into a drawing for a free Phipps Family Membership! Guests can send in one entry per station for a total maximum of nine entries. Photos must be posted by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Find official sweepstakes rules at

All activities are free with admission. Admission is $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and students, and $11 for children (2 – 18). Members and kids under 2 enter free. UPMC Health Plan members with a valid UPMC Health Plan insurance cardholder ID get 50% off admission on up to four tickets, and UPMC for Life members get 50% off admission on up to two tickets. More details can be found at

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