Following recommendations from federal and state officials for the COVID-19 pandemic, and out of concern for our employees and guests, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will continue its closure through May 31. Refunds for ticket, class, experience and program purchases will be honored. Contact the Conservatory for details.
If you'd like to help the Conservatory through this unprecedented challenge, please visit the Philanthropy page.
In response to COVID-19, the Franklin Park Conservatory will be closed to the public for three weeks starting Friday, March 13. Refunds for ticket, class, experience and program purchases will be honored. Contact us for details.
Explore the Conservatory on your own with your group of 15 or more and receive a discounted group rate. Or arrange to have a Conservatory docent lead your group through our collections and exhibitions. All exhibitions are included in the general admission price.
Groups of 15 or more must make reservations at least two business days in advance of the intended visit to receive the group discount.
School Tours & Programs
Are you interested in scheduling a tour or self-guided program for a school group? Visit the School Programs page to learn more and to register.
WOOD-FIRED PIZZALearn about traditional Neapolitan-style pizza during this hands-on culinary experience. Choose from a variety of gourmet toppings and prepare your own pie to be cooked in the Conservatory’s outdoor pizza oven. Enjoy with a simple salad.Cost: $40 per person; add wine: $50 per person. Includes Conservatory admission.
PASTAS & SAUCESBegin your experience with a classic antipasti platter filled with cheeses, olives and seasonal vegetables. Then head into the kitchen for this hands-on experience of making homemade pasta with a classic Italian braised meat sauce. Sit down and enjoy the meal you prepared of garden fresh salad, and handmade pasta and sauce, all topped with Parmigiana Reggiano. Saluti!Cost: $40 per person; add wine: $50 per person. Includes Conservatory admission.
TAPAS & SANGRIAThis culinary experience will take you from the Conservatory straight to the bustling urban plazas of Spain. Meet and mingle with your group while you create a sensational Spanish tapas menu. Start with a refreshing sangria filled with fresh fruit. While you sip on your creation, jump in and prepare a variety of five classic Spanish finger foods, including patatas bravas, Spanish tortilla, seasonal small bites of skewers, all paired with Marcona almonds and Manchego cheese.Cost: $50 per person Includes Conservatory admission.
ADOPT A BUTTERFLYAdopt a butterfly, then release it into the Pacific Island Water Garden to watch it take its first flight.Cost: $20 per person. Includes Conservatory admission. Available March–September.
DESIGN YOUR OWN ORNAMENTWorking with a professional glass blower, each group member will create a glass ornament in the Hot Shop. Allow 15 minutes per participant. Ornaments will be available for pick-up the following day.Cost: $50 per person. Includes Conservatory admission. Available April–December.
KOKEDAMAIn this hands-on class, participants will learn about the traditional Japanese art of bonsai and the aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi. Each participant will then create a kokedame string garden to take home. Cost: $25 per person. Includes Conservatory admission.