Family Fun with Mic and Max

Saturday, February 28, 11am–2pm
Visit with the Conservatory’s macaws, Mic and Max, and learn about the rainforest habitat where they live. Make a macaw out of colorful paper.
Free with admission

Breakfast with the Butterflies

Saturday, March 7, 8am–12pm
Be the first to see the butterflies and enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee on opening day of the exhibition Blooms & Butterflies.
Regular admission applies. Breakfast is $4 per person, children 12 and under eat free.

Luck of the Irish

Saturday, March 14, 11am–2pm
Make a skittle rainbow and marshmallow clouds. The Millennium Irish Dance Company performs at 11am & 2pm.
Free with admission

Butterfly Lifecycle

Saturday, March 21, 11am–2pm
Learn about the lifecycle of the butterfly through a pasta craft.
Free with admission

Butterfly Ornaments

Saturday, March 28, 11am–2pm
Make a colorful scratch-off butterfly ornament.
Free with admission

PT Reptiles

Friday, April 3, 11am and 2pm
No school today! Have you ever held a Burmese Python? Peter Rushton provides a hands-on, up-close encounter with reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, and other misunderstood animals.
Free with admission

Family Fun: Sand Art

Saturday, April 4, 11am–2pm
Make a butterfly or spring flower craft out of colorful sand. $2 per craft.
Free with admission

Family Fun

Saturday, April 11, 11am–2pm
Create a colorful crown inspired by spring flowers and butterflies.
Free with admission

Tulips and Tutus

Saturday, April 18, 11am–2pm
Calling all future ballerinas! Wear your tutu and make a tulip craft. Columbus Youth Ballet performs at  2pm and teaches basic ballet steps.
Free with admission

Family Fun: Spring Flowers

Saturday, April 25, 11am–2pm
Celebrate the season with a daffodil craft.
Free with admission.

Family Fun: Cinco de Mayo

Saturday, May 2, 11am–2pm
Make colorful tissue paper flowers. Local performers demonstrate Mexican dance and music at 2pm.
Free with admission

Plant a Flower for Mom

Saturday, May 9, 11am–2pm
Decorate a planter and plant a flower with mom, then enjoy a performance by an ensemble from The Columbus Symphony at 2pm.
Free with admission

Mother’s Day Concert

Sunday, May 10, 2pm
The Magpie Consort presents their spring a cappella concert.
Free with admission

​The Stand-Up Chameleon

Saturday, May 16, 11am & 2pm
Enjoy a performance of music, movement, story, comedy and science with Jackson Gillman. See the new exhibition David Rogers' Big Bugs.
Free with admission

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Saturday, May 16, 12–1pm
Meet and take your picture with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Free with admission

Build a Bug

Saturday, May 23, 11am–2pm
Use nature’s art supplies and your imagination to create your own bug works of art.
Free with admission

The Bugman

Saturday, May 30, 11am–2pm
Mark Berman shares fascinating facts about the insect world.
Free with admission

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. 
Free with admission.