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Columbus City Schools Community Day

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Welcome, Columbus City School families to Community Day at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. We’re pleased to provide the opportunity to experience everything the Conservatory has to offer at no cost. A valid ID will be required upon arrival.

Community Days include:
-Exhibitions
-Gardens and Collections
-Botanica Gift Shop and Greenhouse
-Conservatory Food Truck

Please be sure to review our Health and Safety policies before visiting. See you soon!


Free Memberships

Thanks to the generous support of the City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Summer Activities CARES Act Grant, CCS families have the opportunity to receive a free Conservatory Neighbor Membership that’s good for the whole family!  Sign up for the Neighbor Membership when you visit on Community Day. To qualify, you must have a Columbus zip code and one child attending a Columbus City School.

As a member, your family will enjoy free admission to our gardens, the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden, exhibitions like the new Paul Busse Railway Garden, and more –  every day till the end of the year! Contact Christie Nohle, Outreach Program Manager 614-715-8036 for details.

Wait List

CCS Community Day Waitlist

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