Members get the most out of everything Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has to offer: nature, art, learning and fun!
The numerous benefits of being a member of the Conservatory include free General Admission, half-off Special Engagement admission, exclusive events & discounts, reciprocal admission at hundreds of botanical gardens and more! Joining or renewing also supports the Conservatory’s exhibitions, programs and positive community impact.
Find the membership level that’s the perfect fit for your Conservatory experience.
Friends and family of all ages and interests can find something to love about a membership to the Conservatory. A gift membership includes a full year of free admission to daytime exhibitions, invitations to members-only events, discounts on special evening attractions, early access to plant sales and more! Annual memberships start at $40. Order online by Wednesday, December 13, 2023 for mail delivery by December 25.
Once you’ve identified the preferred Membership level, please click the corresponding button. Instructions for renewals and gift memberships are available below. All membership prices are subject to tax and Columbus Arts & Culture Fee.
AccessA reduced rate membership for families with proof of participation in eligible programs: CareSource, Ohio Directions, Medicaid, W.I.C. or Molina, $35
To renew, select one of the membership levels listed above and proceed to check-out.
Contact the membership department with any questions!
Gift a Membership
Memberships are a year’s worth of memories and a lifelong love of nature. Choose one of the membership levels and make the gift using the button below. Be sure to order your gift membership by December 13 to guarantee delivery by December 25.
Special Engagements are select exhibitions that occur outside of General Admission hours. They include Conservatory Aglow, Pumpkins Aglow 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.
All member levels are encouraged to reserve tickets in advance online to guarantee admission and make check in efficient. Member pricing and benefits will be automatically applied during checkout.
Special Engagement Member Rates
Member (ages 13–59): $13
Senior Member (ages 60+): $11
Child Member (ages 3-12): $7.75 Access Family Member1: $3
Patron, Benefactor and Monarch Society Members: Free
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.
Take 10% off any membership category if you are a full-time, active educator or an active or retired military personnel. Present current teacher or military identification at the Visitor’s Center to qualify for this discount.
Students (with valid ID) receive 10% off the Individual membership.
Columbus Arts and Culture Fee
For all membership renewals and purchases beginning July 1, 2019, and for events taking place in the City of Columbus, a 5% ticket fee will be applied. The Columbus arts and culture fee will be applied to for-and nonprofit arts, sports and entertainment tickets and admissions in the City of Columbus. The proceeds will provide public funds to help support and sustain nonprofit arts and cultural organizations like Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
Please note, the ticket fee is applied to the number of guests the membership accommodates for one visit, NOT the full value of the membership which may include other benefits such as gift shop discounts or reciprocal access at other institutions.