Little Adventurers

Thursdays, 10:30am
A weekly program for children ages 3–5 and their adult(s) that features a nature-related story or theme and a related activity. Program lasts 30–45 minutes.

Free with admission. No pre-registration required.

Family Fun with the Columbus Zoo

Second Sundays of the Month, 2pm
Family friendly presentations feature different animals each month. 
Free with admission

Paper Chrysanthemums

Saturday, October 1, 11am–2pm
The Chrysanthemum is a popular flower in Japan, especially in fall! Make your own tissue paper mum. 
Free with admission

Maple Leaf Tessellations

Saturday, October 8, 11am–2pm
Tessellations, puzzles with pieces that are all the same, have a lot in common with origami folds. Color your own tessellation with maple leaf pieces. 
Free with admission

Schools Out! PT Reptiles

Friday, October 14, 11am & 2pm
PT Reptiles presents reptiles, amphibians, arachnids and more! Make a slithery snake finger puppet.  
Free with admission

Origami Folding with Ohio Paper Folders: Rings

Saturday, October 15, 11am–2pm
Artists from Ohio Paper Folders teach families to fold origami rings.
Free the admission

Paper Lantern Craft

Saturday, October 22, 11am–2pm
Create an Asian-inspired paper lantern.
Free with admission

Trick or Treat at the Conservatory

Saturday, October 29, 11am–4pm
Come in costume and visit the trick-or-treat stations throughout the Conservatory. Decorate a treat bag to collect your loot. 
Free with admission

Day of the Dead

Saturday, November 5, 11am–2pm
Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that celebrates life and remembers loved ones. Make a calavera skull mask and tissue paper votive. At 11am and 2pm, Folclor Hispano performs traditional Mexican dance. 
Free with admission

Pinecone Animals

Saturday, November 12, 11am–2pm
Create an owl, fox, or other critter out of a pinecone.
Free with admission