Escape the dreary, gray Columbus weather into the Orchids: Utopia at the Franklin Park Conservatory through March 8. Thousands of orchid blooms fill the Conservatory with displays highlighting the natural synergy between the elements—earth, air, fire and water—and botanical beauty. Rushing water features, organic earth materials and fired art pieces amplify this captivating, otherworldly experience.
While you’re visiting the Franklin Park Conservatory, be sure to check out the full scale exhibition, Chihuly: Celebrating Nature. Leave plenty of time for your visit, as there is truly a day’s worth of exploring at the Conservatory.
If you visit with kids, let them run outside at the The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden. It’s open year round, so bring an extra layer if its chilly, because they won’t want to stop exploring the 2 acre garden.
Annual favorite, Blooms and Butterflies returns in the spring.
Admission to the Franklin Park Conservatory is $19 for adults, $16 for seniors and students, and $12 for children ages 3-12. Hours are daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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. Student and Senior (60+) memberships are just $40, and the $30 Access pass is for families who are eligible for benefit programs.
Community Days: On the first Sunday of each month, the Conservatory is free for residents of Franklin County and the City of Columbus (with valid ID) during regular operating hours of 10am to 5pm. Click here for more information about the Conservatory’s Access Offerings.