Events

Little Adventurers

Thursdays, 10:30am
A weekly program for children ages 3–5 and their adult(s) that features a nature-related story or theme and a related activity. Program lasts 30–45 minutes.

Free with admission. No pre-registration required.

Family Fun with the Columbus Zoo

Second Sundays of the Month, 2pm
Family friendly presentations feature different animals each month. 
Free with admission

Geometric Scratch Art

Saturday, January 21, 11am–2pm
Design your own colorful scratch away ornament with a geometric pattern. 
Free with admission.

Orchid Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, January 28, 11am–2pm
Search for rare and exotic orchids throughout the Conservatory. Turn in your completed scavenger hunt for a prize! 
Free with admission.

Sparkling Snowflake Craft

Saturday, February 4, 11am–2pm
Make a sparkling snowflake craft inspired by the Art Deco era. 
Free with admission.

Celebrate Tu B’Shevat! The Jewish New Year for Trees

Sunday, February 5, 10am–1pm
Plant parsley seeds, build a tree sculpture, and search for unique trees on a scavenger hunt through the Conservatory. PJ Library’s Alyssa Russell presents stories celebrating trees and nature.
Story times at 10:15am, 11am and 11:30am.
Free with admission.

Heart Valentines and Cookies

Saturday, February 11, 11am–2pm
Create valentines for your loved ones. Decorate a Valentine’s Day Cookie.
$1 per cookie.

Stained Glass Votive

Saturday, February 18, 11am–2pm
Use colorful tissue paper to design your own stained glass votive candle holder.
$2 per votive.

Jazz Adventures

Monday, February 20, 11am & 2pm
Jazz Arts Group takes visitors on a musical journey around the world to explore the history of jazz. Hear music from famous jazz musicians and play the blues as you participate with a live jazz band! 

Note: Jazz Adventures date is listed incorrectly in the Seasonal Brochure as Monday, February 18. The correct date is Monday, February 20. 
Free with admission.

Family Fun with American Girl

Saturday, February 25, 11am–2pm
Bring your doll for an American Girl celebration in the John F. Wolfe Palm House. American Girl Easton visits with American Girl inspired crafts and giveaways.
Free with admission.

Millennium Irish Dance

Saturday, March 4, 11am & 2pm
Millennium Academy of Irish Dance and Music performs traditional Irish Step Dancing to celebrate the coming of St. Patrick’s Day. 
Free with admission.

Blooms and Butterflies Opening Day

Saturday, March 11, 10am–2pm
Celebrate the return of butterflies at the Conservatory! Watch the butterflies take their first flight in the Pacific Island Water Garden. Children decorate a butterfly house to invite butterflies to their own garden.
Free with admission.

Pollinator Palooza

Saturday, June 24, 11am–3pm
No party would be as festive or delicious without the contribution of pollinators and the plants they pollinate. Learn about pollinators—bats, bees, butterflies and more—and celebrate National Pollinators Week during a fun-filled day with hands-on learning opportunities, crafts, demonstrations and a Citizen Science project.

Sponsored by The ScottsMiracle-Gro Company.

Free event on the ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus. Rain or shine.