Franklin Park Conservatory hosts Family Fun Days on weekends and select weekdays to keep the kids entertained through the year. While you’re there, check out the Blooms and Butterflies (until September 16), and the seasonal Spring Dreams from March 10-May 28. As you wander the Conservatory, you’ll encounter Field, with 46’ long ecosystem projected on the gallery walls, where grasses and flora grow based on your bodies’ position and movement in the space.
Second Sundays with the Columbus Zoo, 2 pm: Family friendly presentations feature different animals each month.
Admission to the Franklin Park Conservatory is $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and $11 for children 3-17 (free under age 2). Free admission is available on the first Sunday of the month, 10am–5pm, for families and individuals in eligible programs with proof of participation. Visitors must show a photo ID plus one of the following forms of ID at the Visitor Center: Ohio Directions card, Medicaid card, W.I.C. card, Molina card or Care Source Options.
Love to explore the various exhibits and events throughout the year? An annual membership would be worth the cost, as they range from $50 – $175. Senior (60+) memberships are just $40, and the $30 Access pass is for families who are eligible for benefit programs.
Franklin Park Conservatory
1777 E Broad St
Columbus, Oh 43203
Looking for other free or cheap craft options for kids?
- Cheap kids craft events at Michaels
- Free Crafts at Lakeshore Learning
- Home Depot Kids’ Workshops
- OSU Urban Arts Space Art Explorations
- Hoot Family Film Series with Crafts (last Saturday of each month)