Current Exhibitions

Orchids & Botanical Exploration

January 10–April 5, 2015
Discover the allure of the orchid…and the global exploration it inspired.

 
Wander through warm, tropical plant collections peppered with colorful orchids, and enjoy a radiant display of hundreds of blooms in the Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse.

Dive into the rich history of botanical discovery and the plant hunters who traveled the world in search of the exotic and unknown. In the Cardinal Health Gallery, Plants in Print: The Age of Botanical Discovery reflects five centuries of plant exploration through a collection of unique, rare books and botanical illustrations. 

Family Activities
Children can embark on their own plant hunting expeditions. Pick up an activity journal at the Visitor Center.

Orchid Talks
Learn about the wonders of the orchid species.
Daily, 2pm

Orchid Q & A
Central Ohio Orchid Society members answer questions about orchid care.
Sundays, March 15 & 29, 1–4pm

 

Blooms & Butterflies

March 7–September 27, 2015
Spring returns with the emergence of hundreds of colorful, exotic butterflies. Watch them take flight in the Pacific Island Water Garden, a tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. Newly emerged butterflies are released during educational presentations every day at 1 and 3pm. 


Related family activities are scheduled throughout the season.