Events

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

Adopt a Butterfly

Saturday, May 9, 10am–1pm
Treat mom with a special opportunity to release a newly emerged butterfly. Watch it takes its first flight into the Pacific Island Water Garden. Quantities are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. 
$5 per butterfly. Admission required.

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.