Admission to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is $19/general (ages 13 – 59), $16/senior (ages 60+), $12/child (ages 3 – 12), children 2 and under free.
- Open: Daily 10 am – 5 pm
- Location: (Map It) 1777 E. Broad St. in Columbus, Ohio
- Phone: 614-715-8000
- Web: www.fpconservatory.org/
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Columbus blooms with beauty at every turn. Indoors and out, the vast biomes, nooks, and crannies are a delight to explore. The worldwide plants mixed with the intricate Chihuly glasswork bring nature and art into harmony. Then there’s the Bonsai collection that’ll drop your jaw, a light show beginning at dusk that’ll pop your eyes, an outdoor model railway that chugs a long way, butterflies galore that’ll make any heart flutter, and a children’s garden grown with fun.
This premier horticultural and educational institution showcases more than 400 plant species and special exhibitions. The Conservatory offers beautiful and diverse climates including an arid desert, a tropical Rainforest, a cool Himalayan Mountain, and a lush Pacific Island Water Garden. Franklin Park surrounds the Conservatory and provides 88 acres of landscaped gardens and green space. The Conservatory owns a signature collection of Dale Chihuly glass artwork and its annual exhibits include Blooms and Butterflies, the Orchid Forest, and Holidays at the Conservatory. The Conservatory also offers a gift shop and café. Parking is free.