Plan your visit to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens by following the tips below on what to bring and what to see and do while you’re there.
Priority Health and Safety Efforts
The Conservatory is collaborating with municipalities and the state to ensure that all COVID-19 standards and criteria are met. Only with YOUR help as a tourist would we be able to keep our doors open.
We ask that our guests visit the Conservatory with only members of their immediate families, in accordance with the Health Advisory for Columbus and Franklin County residents.
We ask that you continue to follow the following protocols while visiting your immediate family:
If you are not feeling well or have COVID-19 symptoms, please return on another day. Use common sense precautions (e.g., wash hands, cover coughs, etc.) before, during, and after your visit.
Guests, including guests, must reserve a ticket prior to their visit. The ticket specifies an arrival time, but visitors are welcome to stay for the duration of the admission period. Separate admission tickets are required for the daytime and evening experiences (Chihuly Nights, Pumpkins Aglow, Conservatory Aglow, and so on).
Restricted Capacity: The property’s capacity will be limited, and tickets will be reserved based on timed arrivals.
Social Distancing: A gap of six feet or more between groups must be preserved at all times. Floor decals will be used to help distinguish areas that need a line.
To aid in social distancing, the Conservatory provides unidirectional pathways and wide, open spaces.
Pets (except Service Animals) are not permitted in the Conservatory or its outdoor areas.
Covers for the face: The Conservatory will require face coverings in both indoor and outdoor areas, in compliance with Governor DeWine’s reissue of the Statewide Mask-Wearing Order. Children will be granted exceptions.
Status of Reopening
The Conservatory is open in its entirety, and tickets can be reserved.
Our indoor and outdoor spaces are both available. However, capacity is restricted in some areas, and traffic via biomes is only one route. Please pay attention to signage and keep a safe distance between members of your immediate household and others.
To ensure protection, the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden capacity will be reduced, but the restrooms will be accessible. Please keep a respectful distance between members of your immediate family and others. To ensure a clean and sanitary atmosphere, programming and certain play materials will be limited.
Prepare Ahead of Time
Purchase Tickets in Advance | All guests, including members, must purchase their tickets online in advance and can only visit the Conservatory with members of their immediate household. There is no charge for members to reserve tickets, but they must present an active membership card or proof of renewal with ID at check-in. Prior to their visit, members must renew their memberships.
Arrive on Time | Please arrive within 15 minutes of your scheduled arrival time.
Prepare a Scannable Ticket | Please have your ticket barcode ready for scanning when you arrive. The email ticketing confirmation can be printed or scanned from your mobile device.
Options for Payment | There are no cash transactions at this moment. All major credit cards are accepted at the Conservatory’s Visitor Center, Garden Café, and Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse.
Pets | Pets (except Service Animals) are not allowed in the Conservatory or its outdoor areas.
Things Prohibited | The following items are not allowed on Conservatory grounds.
Guns, Knives, Firearms, and so on.
- helium balloons
- ice chests
- Folding Chairs for Tripods and Commercial Camera Equipment
- Pool Toys and Beach Balls
- Rollerblades and scooters
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