Current exhibits and events at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio

Night views at FPC | Photo via Franklin Park Conservatory

Night views at FPC | Photo via Franklin Park Conservatory

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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has been in Columbus since 1895, and we’re here to share its unique upcoming offerings.

What can I find at FPC?

Visitors can enjoy 13 acres of plant biomes, gardens, and exhibitions with general admission from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

What exhibits are in season?

The spring displays at FPC include Blooms & Butterflies, with 12,000+ butterflies hatching throughout the season. You can also take in Columbus Blooms, which features more than 100,000 tulips, pansies, and daffodils in the botanical gardens. You can keep up with the Spring Blooms Report to see what’s currently in season prior to your visit.

Columbus Blooms | Photo via Franklin Park Conservatory

Columbus Blooms exhibit | Photo via Franklin Park Conservatory

April events at FPC

  • Sand Art | Sat., April 2 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | $3 + general admission | This is a children’s event to mix and match sand and place it into a butterfly or flower container. 💐
  • Community Day | Sun., April 3 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Held on the first Sunday of every month, admission is free for residents of Columbus and Franklin County + a variety of performances and cultural activities are available.
  • Chihuly Night | Sat., April 9 | 7-10 p.m. | Special engagement rate applies outside of general admission | Take in the Chihuly Collection after normal hours as it is professionally lit.
  • Bring The Farm To You | Fri., April 15 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Included in general admission | This is a kid’s event to engage with farm animals like chicks, ducks, rabbits, and a pig during this petting zoo experience.
  • Earth Day Puppet Show & Tree Giveaway | Sat., April 23 | 11 a.m. + 2 p.m. | Included in general admission | Enjoy a puppet sing-along and take a tree sapling home with you. 🌳

Be sure to check out the full events calendar for more happenings this spring.

How else can I get involved?

  • Want to give back? You can become a volunteer at FPC starting at age 15 with the option to assist weekly, monthly, or seasonally with a variety of needs at the Conservatory.
  • You can take a class in gardening, horticulture, culinary arts + more taught by local experts.
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