In response to COVID-19, Franklin Park Conservatory will be closed to the public for three weeks starting Friday, March 13. The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our top priority, and this decision was made in alignment with official health and government recommendations. Refunds for ticket, class, experience and program purchases will be honored. Contact the Conservatory for details.

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Nature School: Winter Exploration

Sprouting seeds, wiggly worms, digging dirt… Nature School provides young children with unique and meaningful opportunities to explore the world around them.

Each week children will engage in hands-on activities inside the classroom and throughout the Conservatory. They will nurture their curiosity, investigation skills, and understanding of plants, insects, and the natural world. Science, language arts, math, art and music will be used to support learning in fun, developmentally appropriate ways. Snack included. Children must be potty trained.

Winter Exploration 2020 Please select a day (Tuesday or Wednesday) and a time (AM or PM)


November 17–February 10
Tuesday AM: 9:30am–12pm
Tuesday PM: 1–3:30pm

Wednesday AM: 9:30am–12pm
Wednesday PM: 1–3:30pm

There will be no class on 11/24, 11/25, 12/22, 12/23, 12/29, 12/30


Tuesday AM Session

Tuesday PM Session

Wednesday AM Session

Wednesday PM Session