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Homeschool Day: Amazing Adaptations

Amazing Adaptations is sold out! The Conservatory will host more Homeschool Days throughout the year. Stay tuned for more information!

The Conservatory is excited to host another Homeschool Day. All homeschool families are invited to join us for a day of learning and fun!

Explore the amazing ways plants survive during Amazing Adaptations! Learn about unique adaptations in carnivorous plants, epiphytes, succulents and more through hands-on learning stations led by our team of Conservatory educators. Bring the learning home with extended activity ideas and your own take-home succulent or air plant.

Programming designed for grades K-8 (older students are welcome) is 10am-12pm. Families are encouraged to stay after and explore the plant adaptations on display in our collection, including the Orchids exhibition. Open to all homeschool families. Online registration is required and may sell out quickly.



Wheelchairs and motorized scooters are available for free on a first-come-first-served basis.

Designated parking spaces are available near the Main Entrance. Guests can be dropped off a short distance from the Main Entrance if necessary.

Service Animals are the only animals permitted at the Conservatory.

Please contact us with any specific accessibility concerns.

Is registration required?

Yes, all attendees—including parents—need to register in advance for the event. Homeschool Days are popular events and registration may fill up quickly.

Do I have to arrive at my ticketed time?

Yes. Guests will select an arrival time during registration. We kindly ask you to arrive as close to that time as possible to assist with traffic flow during the event.

What's the appropriate age for Homeschool Days?

While all homeschool families are welcome, programming is designed for grades K-8. Programs may not be appropriate for younger visitors.

Do members receive a discount on Homeschool Day?

Unfortunately, Members do not receive a discount on this educational program. While visiting for this event, Member discounts are still eligible at the Garden Café and Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse.

Do I need to accompany my student?

Yes, all students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Is there parking available?

Yes, the Conservatory has a free parking lot for guests located off of East Broad Street. Guests can also be dropped off or picked up in front of the Main Entrance. Please see our map.

If necessary, additional parking is available at the Franklin Park Adventure Center. It is a further distance from the Main Entrance.