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Homeschool Day: Bugs and Botany

The Conservatory is excited to host another Homeschool Day. All homeschool families are invited to join us for a day of learning and fun! Discover the complex relationships between plants and tiny creatures who help them grow through immersive hands-on activities. Take a guided tour of our metamorphosis lab and live butterfly exhibit before heading home with a bug identification activity.

Programming designed for grades K-8 (although older students are also welcome). Stay after and explore the rest of the Conservatory until close. Open to all homeschooled families. Online registration required.



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.