The Turtle Lady

Saturday, June 6, 11am–2pm

Visit with Nancy Lockard and her turtle friends. Make a turtle craft.

Free with admission

Summer Pinwheels

Saturday, June 13, 11am–2pm
Make a pinwheel with a creepy, crawly insect-inspired twist.
Free with admission

Family Fun

Saturday, June 20, 11am–2pm
Make a firefly craft that lights up.
Free with admission

Father’s Day

Sunday, June 21, 11am–2pm
Spend a day with dad at the Conservatory. Play a game of putt putt golf then visit the Live Fire Cooking Theater where grilled foods are available for purchase.

The Bugman

Saturday, June 27, 11am–2pm
Mark Berman shares fascinating facts about the insect world. Make “buggy” spin art.
Free with admission. Spin art $2 per craft.

Independence Day

Saturday, July 4, 11am–2pm
Decorate a patriotic hat or crown to wear and make a festive ice cream cone planter.
Free with admission

Comics with Vantage: Inhouse Productions

Saturday, July 11, 11am–2pm
Create your own comic strip with guidance from Columbus comic artist Victor Dandridge of Vantage: Inhouse Productions.
Free with admission

The Bugman

Saturday, July 18, 11am–2pm
Mark Berman, aka “The Bugman”, shares his knowledge and excitement about bugs. Make “buggy” spin art. 
Free with admission. Spin art $2 per craft.

Butterfly Crafts

Saturday, July 25, 11am–2pm
Make a colorful butterfly t-shirt or magical spinning butterfly thaumatrope. 
$5 per t-shirt.

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Summer Music Series

August 6, 8 & 9, 8pm
Spend an evening in the gardens enjoying live music performed against the backdrop of the John F. Wolfe Palm House. 
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, led by Music Director David Danzmayr, will perform a different program each night mixing the contemporary with classics, featuring ProMusica’s own musicians as soloists. Selections will include symphonies by Schubert and Mendelssohn, Strauss waltzes, and family favorites from film and Broadway.
Free admission. Pre-concert children’s activities begin at 7pm. Wine available for purchase on-site; reserved table seating with limited menu available for pre-order.

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Explore the Outdoors

Saturday, August 8, 11am–2pm
Make paper tube binoculars and use them on a scavenger hunt to explore the grounds of the Conservatory. Turn in your completed scavenger hunt for a prize.
Free with admission

Damsels and Dragonflies

Saturday, August 15, 11am–2pm
Make a waterlily craft. At 11am and 2pm learn about damsels, dragonflies and other insects through a presentation by Ohio Nature Education. Live insect predators will be on display.
Free with admission

Bug Sun Catchers

Saturday, August 22, 11am–2pm
Learn about glassblowing with a demonstration by artisan gaffers in the Hot Shop. Make a bug sun catcher to take home.
Free with admission

The Bugman

Saturday, August 29, 11am–2pm
Mark Berman, aka “The Bugman”, shares his knowledge and excitement about bugs. Make “buggy” spin art.
Free with admission. Spin art $2 per craft.