Following recommendations from federal and state officials for the COVID-19 pandemic, and out of concern for our employees and guests, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will continue its closure through May 31. Refunds for ticket, class, experience and program purchases will be honored. Contact the Conservatory for details.
If you'd like to help the Conservatory through this unprecedented challenge, please visit the Philanthropy page.
Join us Thursday through Sunday evenings (Oct. 17-20 and Oct. 24-27) for Pumpkin Nights! Pumpkin Nights are a special opportunity to experience the magic of Harvest Blooms under the stars, surrounded by glowing pumpkins. Explore the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children's Garden, illuminated by pumpkin-lined pathways, Jack-o-lantern displays, pumpkin houses and giant gourds that have been professionally sculpted by Rock On Ice.
Pumpkin Nights include access to the Glass Pumpkin Patch Sale, as well as a chance to experience Chihuly: Celebrating Nature after dark. S’mores, hot chocolate and fresh kettle corn will be available for purchase.
The Pumpkin Nights performance schedule is as follows:
Thursday, Oct. 24: Carving demos by Rock On Ice
Friday, Oct. 25: Carving demos by Rock On Ice + a high-flying aerial and fire show by Cincinnati Circus Company.
Saturday, Oct. 26: Carving demos by Rock On Ice + an encore high-flying aerial and fire show by Cincinnati Circus Company.
Sunday, Oct. 27: Meet the professional pumpkin carvers from Rock On Ice
COSTUME POLICY: Guests younger than 13 years old and their guardians are encouraged to wear costumes however, adults cannot wear costumes that cover their faces.
Special Engagement Admission Rates:
Pumpkin Nights Admission Rates General Admission (ages 13–59): $22 Seniors (ages 60+): $19 Children (ages 3-12): $12
Pumpkin Nights Member Rates Member (ages 13–59): $11 Member (ages 60+): $9.50 Member (ages 3-12): $6
*Patron, Benefactor and Monarch Society memberships receive free admission to Pumpkin Nights
Pumpkin Nights is a special engagement opportunity presented after the Conservatory’s normal business hours. Tickets for Pumpkin Nights can be purchased online or at the door. For online purchases, please select your estimated arrival time to help us create a smooth flow of traffic for this event. You may arrive up to 15 minutes before or anytime in the evening after your selected time.