Upcoming Exhibitions

Merry & Bright

November 19, 2016–January 1, 2017, 10am–5pm
Open until 9pm on November 23, 25, 26, 30 and December 7, 14–23, 26–31

Feel the spirit of the season surrounded by festive horticulture displays and evening lighting.  Enjoy a gingerbread competition, Paul Busse model garden railway, and an array of activities and entertainment scheduled throughout the season.

In the Cardinal Health Gallery
The gallery will feature two interactive, light-based works by artists and designers Jamie Zigelbaum and Marcelo Coelho.

Gingerbread Competition
On display November 29, 2016–January 1, 2017
View charming and creative gingerbread houses built by children and adults. This year CELEBRATE COLUMBUS! Envision your favorite local landmarks through embellished delectable designs. Gingerbread houses highlight our city and all it has to offer.
To join the competiton, download the registration form and contest rules here or pick up at the Visitor Center. Entries must be delivered on November 26 or 27 from 10am to 5pm. Share progress on your creation using #FPCGingerbread.



January 7–March 5, 2017
Stroll through an indoor garden inspired by the opulence of the Art Deco movement. Hundreds of orchid blooms and tropical plants are displayed in artful designs reflecting the global trends of the 1920s. 

In the Cardinal Health Gallery 
Chicago artist Stephen Eichhorn's delicate, hand-cut paper collages are on view. Quiet and poetic, Eichhorn’s work radiates a complex harmony between the natural and handmade world.