School Programs

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weekdays 9am–5pm



School groups from Pre-K through high school enjoy active learning experiences with native and exotic plants, insects, birds, science, the environment and the arts that correlate to ODE Academic Content Standards. 

Programs are 45 minutes long. There is ample opportunity to explore the Conservatory before or after your school program (10am–5pm every day).

To schedule a school program or to receive more information: Submit the online registration form, call the Education Department at 614.715.8028 (weekdays 9am–5pm) or email

2017–2018 School Programs

Download a printable 2017–2018 school programs brochure for full program descriptions.

Cost: $6 per person (including all accompanying adults). 25 students maximum per program. For classes with fewer than 10 students, a flat program fee of $60 applies.
Two adult chaperones are required to accompany each group of 25 students. Additional chaperones are welcome.

While You Are Here

There is plenty to do and see before and after your school program so be sure to plan enough time to see everything the Conservatory has to offer!
  • Visit the Hot Shop - Watch local, professional gaffers demonstrate the art of glass blowing during this 25-minute program. Free with admission. The Hot Shop hours available online or inquire upon arrival at the Visitor Center.
  • Pacific Island Water Garden, Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse, and John F. Wolfe Palm House - Visit the plant collections not included on your guided biome tour! Don’t forget the Zen Terrace, The Grove, and outdoor courtyards.
  • ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus and Outdoor Spaces - Stroll through the grounds of the Campus, visit the trial garden plots and explore the park!

Outreach Programming

Looking for a unique experience that is specifically designed for your school or classroom? Let the educators at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens bring you a special program that meets your needs and interests. Programs cover a wide variety of topics, including basic science, food and nutrition, horticulture, environmental issues and art. All programs are 45 minutes. Cost: $125 for one classroom and $45 for each additional classroom in the same day.