All guests must reserve tickets before visiting the Conservatory. In accordance with state and local mandates, face coverings are required for both indoor and outdoor spaces.
The Food Truck will be closed through Nov. 2. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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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 Health & Safety policies before visiting.

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Hours & Admission


Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Open Daily: 10am–5pm

Garden Café

Currently Closed

Weekdays: 11AM-3PM
Weekends: 11AM-4PM
The Food Truck will be closed through Monday, November 2nd. Refreshments are available for purchase at Botanica Gift Shop.

Botanica Gift Shop

Daily: 10am–5pm

Open 7-10pm for Chihuly Nights; Appointments available by request Monday - Friday.

The Conservatory is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Conservatory closes at 5pm 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:

November 6th (2-6pm)
November 21st (after 4pm)
December 6th (after 2pm)
December 12th (after 1pm)
December 19th (10am-3pm)

In order to prepare for Holiday Blooms, the Dororthy M. Davis Showhouse will be closed the following dates and times:

November 3rd (all day)
November 4th (all day)
November 5th (all day)
November 6th (until midday)
November 10th (all day)


General Admission (10am-5pm) Ages 13–59
Seniors (10am-5pm) Ages 60+
Children (10am-5pm) Ages 3–12
Members & Children 2 and Under (10am-5pm) Memberships pay for themselves in 2-3 visits!
Not a Member? Join Today.
Special Engagement Admission & Member Rates (After 5pm) Click Here For Rates
Prices Vary

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.

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"

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

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

Admission prices and hours subject to change.

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

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

MASK MAndate

In accordance with Mayor Ginther’s executive order, Franklin Park Conservatory will require face coverings beginning Friday, July 3. Exceptions will be made for children under the age of 6 and individuals with medical exemptions.

Masks will be available for purchase at the Main Entrance for $1.

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.


The indoor Garden Cafe is currently closed but guests can enjoy a limited menu from the Conservatory’s outdoor food truck. Food from outside the Conservatory is 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 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.

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.  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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