Kids learn about nature, science and physical health at new Children's Garden


The new Children's garden at Franklin Park Conservatory is drawing big crowds, kids young and old.

The garden and play space opened just a few weeks ago.

It includes lots of places for kids to jump, climb and get dirty.

There's also the educational aspect, with programs happening every day of the week.

The Children's garden and the educational programs are included with admission to Franklin Park Conservatory.

The Learning Pavilion sits between two very important program venues in the Children’s Garden: Let’s Garden, an edible-themed hands-on gardening space and Nature Art Studio, an earth art experience.

In addition, visitors are invited to join Discovery Programs focused on the natural world at the Learning Pavilion.

This new two-acre garden is the largest horticulture project ever undertaken by the Conservatory. Featuring numerous unique, interactive experiences celebrating the Ohio landscape, The Children’s Garden will focus on introducing and connecting children to the natural world, as well as renewing that connection for their parents and caregivers.

The Children’s Garden will support the Conservatory’s outreach and education mission, promoting active learning for all ages, with emphasis on health and the natural sciences.