Events

Family Fun

Saturday, September 6, 11am–2pm
Create works of art from fallen leaves.
Free with admission

Family Fun

Saturday, September 13, 11am–2pm
Celebrate fall with apple tastings and apple crafts. Learn about Johnny Appleseed during a one-man historical performance at 2pm.
 
Free with admission

Family Fun

Saturday, September 20, 11am–2pm
Make a butterfly craft out of recycled magazines. At 2pm, enjoy the story Beauty Flies! Butterflies by Michelle Cornell.
Free with admission

Family Fun: Scary Plants

Saturday, September 27, 11am–2pm
Sunday, September 28, 11am–2pm
Opening weekend of Scary Plants! Mark Berman, aka “The Bugman”, shares fun facts about insects that may become lunch for plants and people. Buggy Spin Art ($2)

 
Free with admission

Family Fun

Saturday, October 4, 11am–2pm
 
Make a pitcher plant bug game. At 11am and 2pm, Imagine Productions performs family-friendly scenes from The Little Shop of Horrors.

Free with admission

Family Fun

Sunday, October 5, 11am–2pm
Make a carnivorous pitcher plant bug game.

Free with admission

Family Fun: Pumpkins

Saturday, October 11, 11am–2pm
Squash carver Gus Smithhisler transforms a giant squash into an amazing piece of art while you design a mini pumpkin of your own.
Free with admission

Family Fun

Sunday, October 12, 11am–2pm
Stop by the Glass Pumpkin Patch for a photo opportunity with costumed character Snoopy.
Free with admission

Family Fun

Friday, October 17, 11am & 2pm
No school today! Candace Mazur-Darman of Dramatic Impact gets even the shiest child to participate in an interactive storytelling of The Spider and the Fly and other tales.

Free with admission

Family Fun

Saturday, October 18, 11am–2pm
Going Batty! Create a bat craft. At 11am & 2pm, test your bat IQ during Ohio Nature Education animal presentation Bats: Shadows of the Night.

Free with admission

Family Fun: Grossology 101

Sunday, October 19, 11am & 2pm
Ohio Nature Education presents Grossology 101. Explore the stranger side of wildlife behavior that is… well….just plain gross! Ages 7+
Free with admission

Trick or Treat

Saturday, October 25, 11–4pm
Sunday, October 26, 11–4pm 
Come in costume and visit trick-or-treat stations throughout the Conservatory. Decorate a treat bucket to collect your loot. On Sunday at 11am and 2pm, local band The Shazzbots performs family favorites like Monster-Mash and Creep Out.

Free with admission

Family Fun with CATCO is Kids

Saturday, November 1, 11–2pm
Sunday, November 2, 11–2pm
Create an imaginary carnivorous plant world with children’s theatre group CATCO is Kids. Design, construct and play with puppet creations. Ages 6–12.

Free with admission

Family Fun

Saturday, November 8, 11–2pm
Sunday, November 9, 11–2pm
Draw carnivorous plant cartoons inspired by the stars of Scary Plants.

 
Free with admission

Veteran's Day

November 11 - November 11, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Active military, veterans, and their guests receive 50% off regular admission. At 2pm, a barbershop quartet performs a musical salute, free with admission. 
Tuesday, November 11