Archive for July 20th, 2008

Last week, my daughter and I went to the Franklin Park Conservatory to see the butterfly exhibit.

The Franklin Park Conservatory is an indoor botanical garden with more than 400 species of plants in a variety of climate settings. The annual Blooms and Butterflies exhibit transforms one of the gardens into a butterfly habitat.

The pumpkin liked seeing the butterflies up close. She loved running up and down the paths in the gardens. The butterfly garden has a pond with koi fish, and the fish were a hit. For an 18-month-old, the fish were more interesting than the butterflies.

We happened to be there at 3:00 p.m., when the staff does the daily butterfly release, which would have been more interesting if she would have stood still long enough to let me see the butterflies being released. 

We also went into the Palm Room, which was very hot. It would have been appreciated more in cooler weather. The area with the butterflies was not as warm. 

The butterfly exhibit is open until September 7, 2008. We had a good time at the conservatory. However, I would recommend a visit to the conservatory for children older than 18 months.  

Where: 1777 E Broad StreeetColumbus. There is free parking. 

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Fee: $7.50 for adults. $6.00 for seniors and students. $4.00 for children 2- 12. Children under 2 are free. The conservatory does have memberships. 

[Photo Credit: Butterfly]

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