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Community Day

About Community Day

Community Day is the first Sunday of every month. Residents of Columbus and Franklin County receive free General Admission. Identification is required.

Community Days include access to the entirety of our gardens and collections and current daytime exhibitions. Admission to special engagements on select evenings (Chihuly Nights, Pumpkins AglowConservatory Aglow) is not included. More information on Conservatory offerings and ticketing is available below.

The December Community Day is sponsored by the Papier Family, in memory of Bruce Papier. Thanks to their generous support, event attendees can enjoy:

  • A performance by the Columbus Children’s Choir at 2pm

  • Popcorn (1 bag per group, while supplies last)

  • Children’s light-up necklaces (while supplies last)

  • Children’s activities

Plan Your Visit

Know Before You Go We ask all visitors to be aware of our rules before visiting. Here is where you'll find more information on safety, accessibility, parking, food and more. Explore the Conservatory From plant collections and botanical gardens to art and a gift shop, there's so much to explore. Current Exhibitions Exhibitions change throughout the year. Find out what's in store during your Community Day visit.

Please note: Community Day does not include admission to special engagements (Chihuly Nights, Pumpkins Aglow, Conservatory Aglow)


Tickets cannot be reserved for Community Days (the first Sunday of every month). Proof of Columbus or Franklin County residency is required.

We still ask those who have the means to support the Conservatory through admission to consider visiting another day so Community Days stay true to their purpose of increasing access to the gardens.

The Conservatory can still reach capacity. Guest levels will be kept to an enjoyable and safe level.