In accordance with the City of Columbus, all guests are required to wear face coverings while indoors.

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Do you remember the thrill of discovery?

You will when you spend the day at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Here, you’ll find beautiful indoor and outdoor gardens, dynamic exhibitions, artwork and more.

Please read our updated Health & Safety policies

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Hours & Admission


Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Open Daily: 10am-5pm (General Admission)

Garden Café

Daily: 11am-3pm

Botanica Gift Shop

Daily: 10am-5pm (General Admission)

The Conservatory is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The Conservatory closes at 4pm on Christmas Eve.

Please note that the John F. Wolfe Palm House is a special event space within the Conservatory, and this garden area will occasionally be closed to the public, including the following dates and times:

January 23 (after 3pm)
January 31 (all day)
February 19 (10am-4pm)
February 22 (10am-4pm)
March 6 (after 4pm)
March 26 (10am-4pm)

In preparation for the upcoming Orchids exhibition, the Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse will be closed the following dates:

January 17-19


General Admission (10am-5pm) Ages 13–59
Seniors (10am-5pm) Ages 60+
Children (10am-5pm) Ages 3–12
Museums for All (10am-5pm & special engagements) SNAP, EBT, WIC, Medicaid & Access Members
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Special Engagement Admission & Member Rates (After 5pm) Click Here For Rates
Prices Vary
Admission Discounts Click Here For More Info
Discounts Vary
Ticket Price Change Beginning January 22, admission and membership prices will be increasing.

Columbus Arts & Culture Fee: For all tickets purchased on or after July 1, 2019, a 5% ticket fee will be applied. The Columbus Arts & Culture Fee helps make the arts available to all by funding exemplary artists, arts organizations and programs that educate and engage audiences throughout Greater Columbus.

Reciprocal Admissions Program: The Conservatory is part of the Reciprocal Admissions Program, and offers free or discounted admission to members of participating gardens.

Community Days: On the first Sunday of each month, the Conservatory is free* for residents of Franklin County and the City of Columbus (with valid ID) during regular operating hours of 10am to 5pm. *Does not include Special Engagements

Accessibility: There are a number of Access Offerings available to ensure the Conservatory is an inclusive and accessible facility.

Adult Supervision: Guests under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Gift Cards: Conservatory gift cards are available for purchase at the Visitor Center during open hours. They can also be purchased by emailing Gift cards can be mailed but the Conservatory is not responsible if they are lost, stolen or damaged.

Admission prices and hours subject to change.

Peak visitation hours at the Conservatory are 10am-2pm

Getting Here & More

Directions & Parking

Franklin Park Conservatory is located at 1777 E. Broad Street, just less than two miles from downtown Columbus, near the intersection of East Broad Street and Nelson Road.

Parking at the Conservatory is free. Limited parking for larger vehicles is available on-site.

COTA Bus Stops: Take the 10 line eastbound and use the stop at E. Broad St. & Franklin Park Conservatory; take the 10 line westbound and use the stop at E. Broad St. & Brunson Ave.

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1777 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43203

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Visitor Policies

Face Coverings

If you are fully vaccinated, face coverings are not necessary. If you choose to wear a mask for safety or are unvaccinated, please wear a mask.

Garden Etiquette

During your visit, please stay on pathways and refrain from picking flowers, climbing trees or harvesting fruit or produce from gardens.


Pets are not permitted at the Conservatory, including outdoor areas that require admission. Pets can be brought to Franklin Park surrounding the Conservatory.

service animals

Service Animals are permitted at the Conservatory in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Dress Code

Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times. Costumes or disguises that conceal identity are not permitted. The Conservatory reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone who refuses to comply with this policy.


The indoor Garden Cafe is open daily from 11AM – 3PM. Food and beverages are not permitted in art galleries and outside food is not permitted in the Grand Atrium.

Food from outside the Conservatory is permitted.

Smoke-Free Facility

The Conservatory is a smoke-free facility. This policy includes all use of smoking products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes as well as alternative smoking devices including e-cigarettes, on the grounds. Thank you for your cooperation!


Guests are welcome and encouraged to take photos and/or video for personal, non-commercial use during their visit to Franklin Park Conservatory. Please view the Photography Policy for more details.

Commercial photography/videography requires prior approval from the Conservatory’s Event Sales Department. A Commercial Shoot Application must be completed & submitted prior to shoot. For more information regarding commerical shoots, please view the Photography Policy.

On occasion, the Conservatory will photograph or take video of guests for educational and/or promotional purposes. Admission to the Conservatory, and registration in virtual programming, grants permission for use of these images.

Contact Information

For questions regarding Commercial Photography or Private Function Photography (Portrait Photography; Engagement Photography; Senior Portraits or Maternity Photography), please contact the Event Sales Department at, or call 614.715.8100.

Media Photography Requests or Student and Non-Profit Photography Requests can contact the Marketing Department at, or call 614.715.8150 or 614.715.8000.

Contest rules

Franklin Park Conservatory will occasionally run contests that are open to the public. Past contests have included trivia questions and submission of photos using hashtags.  Contest rules will be available to download below.

Ticket Donation Requests

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is happy to support non-profit organizations whose mission aligns with the mission of the Conservatory. Non-profit organizations can request up to four (4) general admission tickets to Franklin Park Conservatory for raffles and auctions. To request tickets, please fill out the form on the Donation Requests page.

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