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Scout Programs

Franklin Park Conservatory Girl Scout Programming

The Conservatory offers Scouts unique opportunities for educational, hands-on activities that complement badge requirements. If interested, please contact us for more information and to finalize a program reservation. 

All Scout programs are self-guided and need to be booked at least 14 business days in advance.  Reservations may only be booked during normal operating hours.

Self-Guided Programs

To book a Scout program, contact Jessie Mace-Froehlich (614-715-8038 or [email protected]). Please note: exhibitions and events that occur outside of the Conservatory’s General Admission hours are considered Special Engagements and additional costs may apply. Our self-guided Girl Scout programs include activity guides with supplies provided (badge-in-a-box). Troops should pick up program supplies at ticketing upon arrival. Girl Scout troops may also add badges to their reservations for $4.50 per badge (minimum of 7 badges).

Girl Scout Programs
Daisy Math in Nature 1: Shapes in Nature Go outside for a scavenger hunt or discover nature inside. Go on a search for patterns, indoors or outdoors. Use pipe cleaners to make patterns or shapes you saw in nature. Cost: $10.50 per scout, $8.50 per adult
Brownie Math in Nature 2: Numbers in Nature Create a calendar with nature’s clues. Measure with a ruler. Draw a line plot. Plot an edible garden. Plant a container garden. Cost: $10.50 per scout, $8.50 per adult
Junior Gardener Visit the indoor and outdoor gardens at Franklin Park Conservatory. Plan your dream garden. Find six plants that will grow in your hardiness zone. Experiment with seeds and grow your own garden. Cost: $10.50 per scout, $8.50 per adult
Cadette Outdoor Art Apprentice Dig into an artist who is inspired by nature. Make nature out of clay. Produce outdoor sounds. Photograph patterns and textures in nature. Be a nature architect. Cost: $10.50 per scout, $8.50 per adult
Senior Outdoor Art Expert Find three public artworks outdoors. Find five things that do not belong in nature and create a collage. Create a DIY band for an outdoor performance. Experiment with perspective in nature photography. Design an outdoor maze or labyrinth. Cost: $10.50 per scout, $8.50 per adult
Ambassador Outdoor Art Master Showcase art outdoors. Make something wearable. Build a musical instrument. Find a new view. design a treasure hunt. Cost: $10.50 per scout, $8.50 per adult

Want to visit the Conservatory with your troop without completing a program?

We also offer a self-guided experience for troops who would like to learn and explore on their own. See all the Conservatory has to offer including our interior biomes, Children’s Garden and seasonal exhibits. No program or badge is included. A minimum of 10 participants to receive discount pricing. Price subject to 5% Columbus Arts & Culture Fee.

Cost: $7.00 per scout, $7.00 per adult

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