There are many benefits to being a member at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Your membership supports the Conservatory’s exhibitions, programs and community outreach initiatives. Join or renew at one of the several membership levels that is right for you.
Request a Digital Membership Card
The Membership Department is transitioning to digital membership cards to help you gain easy access to your member benefits and make a positive environmental impact. An email is required in order to receive your digital membership card.
New members will automatically receive a digital card via email within 2-5 business days of purchase. Please do not submit the digital card request form if you have purchased a membership within the past 5 days.
Health & Safety Measures
New measures have been put in place to protect the health and safety of our members, guests, volunteers, and staff. Please review before visiting and contact the Membership department with any questions. Members are the lifeblood of the Conservatory. Thank you in advance for supporting these changes as they make the Conservatory safe and accessible for all.
Members are strongly advised to renew their membership online or by mailing a check rather than in person. This helps eliminate as many touchpoints as possible and encourages social distancing.
Members will need to register onlinefor their preferred arrival time and date before visiting the Conservatory. They will need to print their $0.00 barcoded ticket (or show it on their phone) along with their membership card or photo ID.
If a printer or smartphone is not accessible, call the Membership department to reserve a ticket.
If a membership was purchased during the closure, please expect a 3-4 week delay in the membership packet shipment. There is a backlog of orders to fill.
All memberships were effectively put on hold on March 13, 2020, when the Conservatory closed for the public health emergency. All membership renewal dates will be extended by 3 months automatically.
Memberships purchased between March 13 2020 and June 12 2020 are valid for 12 months starting June 12 2020.
If your membership expired during our closure (March 13 – June 12) you may still visit the Conservatory with full member privileges. Your membership renewal will be extended for the time period your membership was still active while the Conservatory was closed.
If your membership expired on March 31, 2020, it will be extended to June 30, 2020.
If your membership expired on April 30, 2020, it will be extended to July 31, 2020.
If your membership expired on May 31, 2020, it will be extended to August 30, 2020.
If your membership expires on June 30, 2020 or after, your membership will be extended by 3 months.
Once you’ve identified the Membership level you’d like, please see the Join and Renewal options below.
AccessA reduced rate family membership for families in eligible programs with proof of participation: CareSource, Ohio Directions card, Medicaid card, W.I.C. card or Molina card.
$35 plus tax
SeniorAdmits one individual age 60 and over.
$40 plus tax
IndividualAdmits one named individual listed on the membership card.
$55 plus tax
DuoAdmits two named adults listed on the membership card.
$95 plus tax $80 Senior Duo Membership available for adults ages 60+. Plus tax.
FamilyAdmits two named adults as well as all children or grandchildren ages 18 and under listed on the membership card.
$135 plus tax
Family PremiumFamily benefits, plus free admission for up to 2 guests attending with the member(s).
$185 plus tax
PatronFamily benefits, plus free admission for up to 4 guests attending with the member(s).
$250 plus tax
BenefactorFamily benefits, plus free admission for up to 6 guests attending with the member(s).
$500 plus tax
Monarch SocietyDonors making gifts of $1000 or more to the Conservatory's Annual Fund enjoy the benefit of Conservatory membership plus exclusive opportunities. For more information, click here.
Add-On GuestAdding 1 to 2 (max) guests to your membership allows you to bring a different person (any age) each time you visit.
$40 plus tax
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Members are strongly advised to become a member online or by mailing a check rather than in person. This helps eliminate as many touchpoints as possible and encourages social distancing.
By Phone or OnlineCall the Membership Office at 614.715.8054
(Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm) or fill out our online registration form. Join Online
By Mail or Fax1. Print and complete the downloadable membership form
2. Fax or mail it to:
Membership Department, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1777 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43203
Fax: 614.715.8144Download Form
In PersonVisit the Conservatory and complete a membership application at the Visitor Center. Your membership will be in effect immediately and you will receive free admission at that time.Get Directions
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.