While You Are Here
There is plenty to do and see before and after your school program so be sure to plan enough time to see everything the Conservatory has to offer.
- Visit the Hot Shop – Watch local, professional gaffers demonstrate the art of glass blowing during this 25-minute program. Free with admission. The Hot Shop hours available online or inquire upon arrival at the Visitor Center.
- Pacific Island Water Garden, Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse, and John F. Wolfe Palm House – Visit the plant collections not included on your guided biome tour. Don’t forget the Zen Terrace, The Grove and outdoor courtyards.
- ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus and Outdoor Spaces – Stroll through the grounds of the Campus, visit the trial garden plots and explore the park.
School Outreach Programs
Looking for a unique experience that is specifically designed for your school or classroom? Let the educators at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens visit your school and bring you a special program that meets your needs and interests. Programs cover a wide variety of topics, including basic science, food and nutrition, horticulture, environmental issues and art. All programs are 45 minutes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614.714.8028 for scheduling and information.
Cost: $125 for one classroom and $75 for each additional classroom in the same day.
The Fairchild Challenge
This free, multidisciplinary, standards-based, STE(A)M-focused environmental education program for middle school and high school classrooms provides teachers with another tool to deliver core curriculum, and gives students an opportunity to shine. By appealing to students’ innate sense of creativity and curiosity about the world around them, the Challenge invites learners to investigate environmental issues, devise imaginative and effective responses to these issues and to take action–at any level–to address them.