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School Programs

Bring learning to life at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. School groups from Pre-K through high school enjoy active learning experiences with native and non-native plants, the environment, insects, birds, science and the arts that correlate to ODE Academic Content Standards.

Onsite, virtual, and outreach programs are available!

2023 School Programs

Onsite Visits

Guided in-person youth field trips are back!

School and youth groups are invited to visit the Conservatory as long as they remain in compliance with our updated safety and visitation procedures.

Descriptions for each program can be found in the flyer below.

Costs: Guided programs are $8 per person—including all accompanying adults. Two teachers per classroom are admitted free of charge with a field trip registration. The teacher rate applies to certified public/private PreK-12th grade school teachers, teachers at licensed childcare and preschools and home educators. The Columbus Arts & Culture Fee adds an additional 5% ticket fee to the cost of school programs.

Please note, exhibitions and events that occur outside of the Conservatory’s General Admission hours are considered Special Engagements. School groups wishing to visit during Special Engagements must have an adult-to-child ratio of 1:5. Special Engagement rates apply. Please contact us for details.

Availability: Guided programs must be booked at least 14 business days in advance.

Please check our FAQ and contact us with any additional questions.


School Programs FAQ

Homeschool Days

The Conservatory offers quarterly Homeschools Days where homeschool families are invited to participate in enjoyable, educational activities. Participants will explore themes like glassblowing, plant science and pollinators at their own pace through a variety of educator-led learning stations. Extend your learning with self-led exploration around the Conservatory.

October 27th

10:00am – 1:00pm

FPC Homeschool Day: Biome Explorers

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January 12th 

10:00am – 1:00pm 

FPC Homeschool Day: Colors in Nature


March 15th 

10:00am – 1:00pm

FPC Homeschool Day: Bugs & Botany

Virtual Field Trips
Bring the Conservatory to your classroom through this virtual field trip experience. Learn about the many creatures that serve as pollinators or explore the science behind glassblowing. Engage in a live conversation with a Conservatory Educator to answer all your questions. $150 per connection. 45-minute program.

Descriptions for each program can be found in the flyer below.

Costs: Grades K-12: $150 per connection, 45-minute program.

Availability: Virtual programs are available for scheduling Monday-Friday 10am-4pm. Program times are first come first served upon request. Virtual field trips must be booked at least 7 business days before your first chosen date.

Technical Requirements: Student and teacher access to Zoom, webcam and microphone

School Programs Flyer

School Outreach Programs

Franklin Park Conservatory educators will bring interactive programs to your school! From carnivorous plants to botanical art projects, engage in hands-on activities that will inspire nature exploration in your own classroom. $200 per one-hour program. 30 students max per program.

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