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Conservatory Explore Nights: Splish, Splash, Explore!

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Come enjoy all the fun that summer has to offer at Franklin Park Conservatory! New this summer, in June, July and August, we will be open late for a new Special Engagement: Conservatory Explore Nights.

Each night will offer a lively festival experience including: live entertainment, food trucks, facilitated discovery stations, signature cocktails & mocktails, crafts, and a scavenger hunt. This month’s theme is: Splish, Splash, Explore!

The Conservatory also invites kids to dress up like their favorite water-themed characters whether that’s pirates, fish, little mermaids, or dolphins. We want to see them!


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Experiencing Conservatory Explore Nights: Splish, Splash, Explore!

All there is to do and see during the evening!

Ohio Aquatic Animals Investigate and identify insects living in local streams and ponds at the Discovery Station
Pacific Island Water Garden Scavenger Hunt Explore around the Conservatory as you seek to find the different water features and learn about the fish and friends living in them.
Live Mermaid From 6-8pm in the Sandstone Creek!
Refreshments Drinks:
Signature Cocktail (21+): Tipsy Mermaid (Echo Spirits White Rum, lemonade, blue curacao garnished with mermaid and lemon slice)

Non-Alcoholic: Little Mermaid (Sierra Mist, lemonade, blue curacao garnished with mermaid and cherry)

Food Trucks:
Ono Ono Toro Food Trick
ChillJoy Ice Cream & Shaved Ice
FPC Food Truck


June 3 - September 10, 2023 Garden Safari Thirty larger-than-life animal topiaries will be on display this summer! Explore the Conservatory Courtyards, Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children's Garden and Grand Mallway to discover topiaries filled with plants and colorful moss that mimic the colors and textures of fur, skin, scales and feathers.
June 3, 2023 - January 7, 2024 Paul Busse Garden Railway Journey with the trains through a miniature world of 47 botanical models made from all-natural plant material. Special elements to add to your itinerary include an enchanted tree hollow, two waterfalls, a bubbling brook and plantings specific to each themed destination.
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