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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 exotic plants, insects, birds, science, the environment and the arts that correlate to ODE Academic Content Standards.


2020 Virtual School Programs

School Programs FAQs

2020-2021 School Programs

Virtual Field Trips
Bring the Conservatory field trip experience to your virtual classroom! Conservatory Educators will facilitate each program live via Zoom. Zoom sessions will include live discussions, video content and interactive elements. Programs also include a wraparound curriculum with pre and post activities, vocabulary and student assessments.

Descriptions for each program can be found in our flyer.

COST: Grades K-12, $150 per connection, 45-minute program. Preschool, $100 per connection, 30 minute program.

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

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: Student and teacher access to Zoom, webcam and microphone.

Onsite Visits
In-person guided youth field trips have been suspended until further notice. School and youth groups are invited to conduct self-guided visits to the Conservatory as long as they remain in compliance with the new Health & Safety procedures. Groups must be 10 people or fewer, with at least 1 adult per every 9 children. If your group size is larger than 10, you must divide into smaller groups during your visit. Groups must also comply with all other Conservatory visitation procedures. Health & Safety and visitation procedures can be found on the Know Before You Go page.

Cost: Self-guided programs are $6 per person (including all accompanying adults). 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 daily operating hours of 10am to 5pm 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 School Programs for details.

Self-guided programs must be booked at least 3 business days in advance.

School Outreach Programs
Outreach programs for youth groups are suspended until further notice. Contact or call 614.714.8028 for more information.

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