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, enjoy a radiant display of hundreds of blooms in the Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse, and forget the winter chill.

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. Additional information is shared throughout the Conservatory's plant collections.

Family Activities
Children can embark on their own plant hunting expeditions with an activity journal and interactive base camp.  Pick up a journal at the Visitor Center to complete activities as you tour the Conservatory. Free with admission. 

Weekend family activities, crafts and entertainment are scheduled throughout the exhibition. Learn more. 

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

Orchid Nights
Warm up at the Conservatory this winter. Open until 9pm on select evenings. Click here for hours. Live tropical-themed music on Saturday evenings at 7pm.

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