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Community Day

May Community Day reservations are at capacity! 

About Community Day

Community Day is the first Sunday of every month. Residents of Columbus and Franklin County receive free general admission. 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. This Community Day is sponsored by the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority.

The BalletMet II performances have been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Thank you for your understanding.

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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 are made available on a monthly basis, typically in the week following the previous Community Day. Due to the popularity of these events, reservations are strongly encouraged in order to ensure your visit. Links can be found in the info box above and on the Select A Ticket page. Thank you in advance for your understanding!

Community Days are part of the Conservatory’s mission to make the gardens more accessible and reservations fill up quickly. This is where we need your help. To make sure Community Days stay true to their purpose, we ask that visitors please consider the following before reserving a Community Day visit:

1. If you are a member (members receive free admission every day) or have the means to support the Conservatory through admission, please consider visiting on a different day.

2. Before making a reservation, please make sure you can attend. Not showing up takes away an opportunity for someone who might not otherwise be able to visit.

3. Limit 10 tickets per reservation. Groups larger than 10 must email to secure Community Day tickets.

4. Please cancel your reservation if you can no longer attend. We completely understand that plans change. We just ask that you let us know, so we can open our doors to another member of the community. To cancel, please email