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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.

Hours & Admission


Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Open Daily: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Garden Café

M–F: 11am–3pm
Weekends: 11am–4pm

Botanica Gift Shop

Daily: 10am–5pm

The John F. Wolfe Palm House will be closed on the following days & times:
Saturday, March 30: 3–4pm
Saturday, April 6: 12–3pm

The John F. Wolfe Palm House will close at 4pm on the following days:
Saturday, April 13
Sunday, April 14
Monday, April 15
Thursday, April 25
Saturday, April 27

The Conservatory is open holidays, except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Conservatory gift cards are available for purchase at the Visitor Center during open hours.


General Admission Ages 13–59
Seniors Ages 60+
Children Ages 3–12
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Guests under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Admission prices and hours subject to change.

Coolers may not be brought into the Conservatory. Please ask at the Visitor Center for outdoor table locations.

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. Click here for more information about the Conservatory's Access Offerings.

The Conservatory is offering free admission to furloughed federal employees and their immediate families. This offer will be extended as long as the furlough lasts and workers will need to show federal ID to participate.

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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Conservatory Map

Visitor Policies

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 Franklin Park Conservatory. Food and beverages are not permitted in art galleries and outside food is not permitted in the Grand Atrium.

Dress Code

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


Enjoy a Garden-inspired menu from the team of Chef Stephanie Young at the Conservatory’s Garden Cafe. Outside food and beverage are not permitted.

Smoke-Free Facility

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 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 Conservatory and Botanical Garden 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 Franklin Park Conservatory grants permission for use of these images.

Contact Information

For questions regarding Non-Commercial Photography, Media Photography or Student and Non-Profit Photography, please contact the Marketing Department at, or call 614.715.8150 or 614.715.8000.

For questions regarding Commercial Photography or Private Function Photography, please contact the Event Sales Department at, or call 614.715.8100.

service animals

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

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. Contests differ so please download complete rules below for entry.

Current contest rules:

Social Media Contest Rules -Surveys

Social Media Contest Rules – Valentine’s Day

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