Celebrate birds, bees, butterflies and all of the creatures that make our gardens grow during Pollinator Palooza, happening Saturday, June 24, 2023, at Franklin Park Conservatory in conjunction with National Pollinator Week.
Engage with various organizations that are raising awareness for pollinators, while enjoying learning opportunities, crafts, music, garden tours and more in the Scotts Miracle-Gro Community Garden Campus for Pollinator Palooza, southeast of the Conservatory.
This annual family-friendly event is hosted by the Conservatory for the public. Admission is free to all.
If you wish to also explore the Conservatory before or after the event, you must purchase admission.
Schedule of events
Organization Fair & Activities | 11am–3pm. Stop by pollinator-centric booths from the Conservatory and participating organizations for activities, crafts, games and more. The full list of participating organizations is below.
The Bugman | 11am–3pm. Mark Berman, shares his knowledge and excitement about bugs during live demonstrations.
Fort Hayes Student Band led by Jeff McGarish | 11am–3pm. Students from Columbus City School Fort Hayes will perform live music throughout the event.
Exploring Pollinators in the Garden | TBD. Take a walk in the garden and observe bees in action. Led by Denise Ellsworth, the Program Director of Honey Bee and Native Pollinator Education, OSU Extension.
Food Demonstration | TBD. Taste delicious foods made with ingredients that are only possible thanks to pollinators. Led by the Conservatory’s Sustainability Educator, Heather Bell.
Food Trucks | 11am-3pm
- Dirty Franks
Scotts Miracle-Gro Community Garden Campus
Franklin Park Conservatory
1777 E. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43203
Find more fun at Franklin Park Conservatory, including Free Community Days, Chihuly Nights, Paul Busse Garden Railway, and more.