In response to COVID-19, Franklin Park Conservatory will be closed to the public for three weeks starting Friday, March 13. The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our top priority, and this decision was made in alignment with official health and government recommendations. Refunds for ticket, class, experience and program purchases will be honored. Contact the Conservatory for details.

If you'd like to help the Conservatory through this unprecedented challenge, please visit the Philanthropy page.

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Cocktails at the Conservatory – October

CHEERS! The Conservatory is excited to continue our popular after-hours cocktails events. The series kicks off in August and finishes on October 29th with “Spirits in the Garden. Tickets will be made available in mid-June.

All events are 21+ only. Please note, babies and toddlers will not be permitted into the event.

Every Cocktails at the Conservatory is 5:30-9pm and will include:

  • A Drink Upon Entrance
  • Alcohol Vendors Handing Out Samples
  • Live Music
  • Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt
  • Lawn Games
  • Themed Programming
  • The Conservatory’s Food Truck + Additional Local Food Trucks

October Details


  • Garden Ghost Stories – Take a stroll through the Grand Mallway and learn where the most haunted places around Columbus are
  • Tea Leaf Reading – Learn this skill from Conservatory educator, Danielle Hackworth

Food Trucks: Seitan’s Realm, Pitabilities, The Conservatory’s Food Truck

Live Music: Clemens & Co

Eric Clemens and Co. strive to create something new yet familiar in the realm of blues, pop and rock music.  While sticking to his guitar-driven roots, Eric writes songs to inspire new approaches to the way we think about love, power, weakness and growth. Eric has been writing original music and performing in Columbus since 2006, diving into local folk, blues, R&B, soul, jam band and rock scenes.

Save the dates!

  • August 20th “Plants, Plants, Baby”
  • September 24th “Prost to Oktoberfest”
  • October 29th “Spirits in the Garden”