Escape the dreary, gray Columbus weather into the Orchids at the Franklin Park Conservatory from January 23 – March 7, 2021.
Thousands of vibrant orchid blossoms will fill the Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse, bringing with them a warm, tropical escape for the senses.
Orchids will also provide pops of color and fragrance throughout the rest of the interior Conservatory.
While you’re visiting the Franklin Park Conservatory, be sure to check out the full scale exhibition, Chihuly Collection. Leave plenty of time for your visit, as there is truly a day’s worth of exploring at the Conservatory.
You’ll also get to check out Bringing Reverence to Nature: An Exploration of Botanicals in Paper. This brand new exhibition features the works of local artist Lea Gray in the Cardinal Health Gallery. This exhibition captures the spirit of nature through masterfully designed plant sculptures, made entirely of paper. Her love of nature translates into incredibly detailed work, creating hyper-realistic botanical arrangements.
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.
Admission to Orchids and Franklin Park Conservatory
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.
Timed Tickets for Visits
All guests, including members, will need to reserve a timed ticket ahead of time for each visit. Capacity for the property, including the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden, are limited. Tickets will be reserved according to timed arrivals.
In accordance with Mayor Ginther’s executive order, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will require face coverings beginning Friday, July 3. Exceptions will be made for children under the age of 6 and individuals with medical exemptions. Masks will be available for purchase at the Main Entrance for $1.
Admission and Membership
Admission to the Franklin Park Conservatory is $19 for adults and over age 12, $16 for seniors, and $12 for children 3-12 (free under age 2). These admission prices are valid 10 am – 5 pm. Special events and evening hours have different rates.
Love to explore the various exhibits and events throughout the year? An annual membership would be worth the cost, as they range from $55 – $185. 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.
Chihuly Nights Date Night!
Enjoy special date nights with Chihuly Nights on select evenings each month through October from 7 pm – 10 pm. Chihuly Nights are an amazing way to see the conservatory after hours in a new light. The 19 Chihuly installations will be illuminated with the botanical gardens as a backdrop. Check out the biomes in the conservatory and the historic John F. Wolfe Palm as it’s illuminated by James Turrell’s Light Raiment II.
The Conservatory food truck will serve a limited food menu, beer and wine. Botanica Gift Shop and Chihuly Gift Store will be open as well. Special admission is $12-$22 for non-members, and $6-$11 for members. It’s an amazing date night idea! Also a good girls’ night out or friend outing!
January 23, 2021
February 12-14, 2021 (special extended Valentine’s weekend)
March 13, 2021
April 10, 2021
May 8, 2021
June 19, 2021
July 10, 2021
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September 11, 2021
October 9, 2021
Find more details about Franklin Park Conservatory, including Chihuly Nights, in this article!