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Conservatory Explore Nights

Returning this Summer: Conservatory Explore Nights! A rare opportunity to explore the Conservatory at night, these special engagement summer-themed evenings will feature music, family fun activities, a cash bar for the adults, food trucks and all Conservatory amenities, including the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden will be open to exploring. During your visits, be sure to explore everything the Conservatory has to offer: gardens & plant collections, exhibitions, local history & art, educational programs, glassblowing and more!

Note: The Conservatory will close at 4pm on Conservatory Explore Nights to prepare for the evening experience. Special Engagement rates apply. 

Conservatory Explore Nights

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Friday, May 31: Pirate Palooza Ahoy ye Hearties! Dress up the family in yer best pirate clothin' 'n come t' the Conservatory fer a night o' family fun. Grab yer loot map as ye check in 'n proceed on yer journey! View Event
Saturday, July 13: Superheroes Night Out Do you have a budding superhero in your household? Break out those superhero costumes and come to the Conservatory for a night of Superhero themed Family Fun. View Event
Saturday, August 10: Hawaiian Luau Break out your favorite Hawaiian shirt, mermaid and/or hula costume and join us, as we say good-bye to summer with an awesome family style luau. View Event

Special Engagement Rates

Special Engagements are select exhibitions that occur outside of General Admission hours. They include Conservatory AglowPumpkins Aglow, Conservatory Explore Nights and Chihuly Nights.

Most members receive half-off Special Engagement admission. Access Family members receive $3 Special Engagement admission. Patron, Benefactor and Monarch Society members receive free Special Engagement admission.

Special Engagement Admission Rates
Special Engagement Admission (ages 13–59): $26.50
Seniors (ages 60+): $22.50
Children (ages 3-12): $16.00
Museums for All (SNAP, EBT, WIC and Medicaid Participants)1$3

Special Engagement Member Rates
Member (ages 13–59): $13.25
Senior Member (ages 60+): $11.25
Child Member (ages 3-12): $8.00
Access Family Member1$3
Patron, Benefactor and Monarch Society Members: Free

1. Through Museums for All, participants in SNAP, EBT, WIC & Medicaid and Access members receive Special engagement Admission for $3. Museum for All tickets can be reserved here.

Membership The perks of membership grow your experiences at the Conservatory (and beyond!) Members will get the most out of Conservatory Explore:

  • Free Admission: General Admission is free for members so they can visit time and time again to see everything available at the Conservatory

  • Discounted Special Engagements: Admission to the brand-new Conservatory Explore Nights is half off for Members

  • Guests: Many memberships include admission for guests so loved ones can join the fun

  • Additional Discounts: Members receive discounts at Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse, Garden Café and elsewhere at the Conservatory experience

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