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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 (daily) | 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Pumpkin Nights 10/24-10/27)

Garden Café

Weekdays: 11am–3pm
Weekends: 11am–4pm
Chihuly Nights: 7–9pm

Thursday–Sunday: 11am–4pm
(weather permitting)

Botanica Gift Shop

Daily: 10am–5pm
Chihuly Nights: 7–10pm
Summer Wednesdays: 10am–7pm

Chihuly Nights* – View Chihuly: Celebrating Nature from 7–10pm on the following evenings:
Friday, November 1
Friday, November 8
*Special Engagement Rate Applies

The John F. Wolfe Palm House will be closed the following days:
October 19 (closed after 4pm)
October 27 (closed after 11am)
November 2 (closed after 11am)
November 9 (closed 10am-4pm)
November 14 (closed after 4pm)

The Conservatory is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas.


General Admission Ages 13–59
Seniors Ages 60+
Children Ages 3–12
Members & Children 2 and Under Not a Member? Join Today!
Special Engagement Admission & Member Rates 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. Click here for more information about the Conservatory's Access Offerings. *Does not include "Special Engagements"

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.

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 – #ChihulyFPC

Social Media Contest Rules – Cocktails at the Conservatory

Social Media Contest Rules – Surveys

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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