Garfield Park Conservatory offers a wide range of engaging and fun programs for all ages. Click on the links above to get specific information on upcoming programs and events. Still have questions?

 

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Conservatory Guided Tours

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the Month at 2:30 PM

for a Master Gardener Led Tour of the Conservatory
Free with Paid Admission

Click on the program title to access the registration page.

 
 

Saturday Storytime

Date: Saturday, February 1

Time: 10:30 -11:30 am

Fee: $5 per child     Ages: 2-5

Bring the little ones by for a jungle-themed story, craft and chance to explore the Conservatory.  Registration required.

Reptile and Amphibian Display

Date: Saturday, February 8

Time: 10 - 11 am

Fee: Free     Ages: All

 

The Hoosier Herpetological Society is back to share of their favorite reptiles and amphibians! Stop by and see what cool critters they have brought with them this time! Admission is free! (Donations will be accepted.)

Jungle Tales

Date: Tuesday, February 11

Time: 10 - 11 am

Fee: $5 per child     Ages: 2-5

Bring your preschooler to this program with a focus on the natural world.  Join us for a different nature-related story, activity and craft each month. Registration required. ​

Sweets for Your Sweetie

Date: Friday, February 14

Times: 6:30 - 8 PM (A) | 8 - 9:30 (B)

Fee: $10 per person    Ages: Adult

 

Celebrate Valentine's Day with treats from the tropics including chocolate and coffee, all while enjoying the candlelit romantic atmosphere of the Conservatory.  Reserve your spot early as program usually fills. 

 

Creature Feature

Date: Monday, February 17

Time: 10 - 11 am

Fee: $5 per child     Ages: 3-10

It's Presidents' Day and many kids are off school! Join us and spend some time meeting our resident educational critters. Learn about what they like to eat, make a craft and explore the Conservatory. Registration required.​

Conversations on Coffee

Date: Saturday, February 22

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am

Fee: $10      Ages: Adult

Discover the history of coffee and how it's made. Meet our resident Coffee tree and try samples of different roasts of coffee. Participants will also get to decorate their own mug to take home. Registration required.

 

Early Morning Photography

Date: Saturday, February 29

Time: 8 - 9 am

Fee: $6     Ages: Adult

​Don't miss this opportunity to practice your photography skills in the morning before the Conservatory opens. The Conservatory is full of beautiful spring tulips, daffodils and hyacinths of many colors, plus tropical orchids, palms, ferns and so much more! Each photographer will be allowed a tripod during this event. Make sure to register, as space is limited.

 

Spring Bulb Show

Dates: Friday, February 28 - Friday, March 6

Times: Mon-Sat 10 am - 5 pm | Sundays 1-5 pm

Fee: $4 per person | $10 per family (2 adults max)

2 and under are always free

It is springtime at the Garfield Conservatory! Come see our stunning display of tulips and other spring blooms against the backdrop of our permanent tropical collection. The bulbs from the display will be for sale beginning March 7 at 10 am.

Spring Herb Workshop

Date: Saturday, March 7

Times: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Fee: $5 per person (paid on the day of)    Ages: Adult

 

Spring Greens All Dressed Up: When the snow is turning gray and it's still cold, we start to think of the warmth of spring and lots of fresh greens to eat. There's nothing quite like the taste of fresh-picked greens. Learn how to grow greens in containers or in the ground. This workshop has a bonus lesson too! Liven up those salads with easy and delicious herbal dressings. Make 3 dressings using fresh herbs for you to take home. Join the Herb Society of Central Indiana. Please bring a sharp 5-6 inch knife to chop herbs and a small cutting board. Registration required.

Spring Bulb Sale

Date: Saturday, March 7

Time: 10:00 am while supplies last

Fee: $2 admission to the Conservatory + any plant purchases

Plants from the Spring Bulb Show will be for sale beginning at 10 am, while supplies last.

Jungle Tales

Date: Tuesday, March 10

Time: 10 - 11 am

Fee: $5 per child     Ages: 2-5

Bring your preschooler to this program with a focus on the natural world.  Join us for a different nature-related story, activity and craft each month. Registration required. ​

Gnome Away From Home

Dates: Saturday, March 21 - Sunday, April 5

Times: Mon-Sat 10 am - 5 pm | Sundays 1-5 pm

Fee: $4 per person | $10 per family (2 adults max)

2 and under are always free

It's spring break and garden gnomes from far and wide have gathered at the Conservatory! See this whimsical display of garden gnomes and try to spot them all! Contact the staff for information about loaning a gnome to be part of the display.

Spring Peepers

Date: Wednesday, March 25

Time: 10 – 11 am

Fee: $5 per child      Ages: 2-5

There are all kinds of sounds outside in the springtime! Join us as we discover the sounds of frogs, birds, and more through stories, activities and crafts. Fee also includes admission for one adult. Registration required.

Gnome and Fairy House Workshop

Date: Saturday, March 28

Time: 10:15 - 11:15 am

Fee: $10 per craft     Ages: 4 and up

Join us as we celebrate our Gnome Away from Home Show! Bring your creativity and have some fun making small gnome and fairy houses and figures out of natural objects. Registration required by March 23rd. Please register for 1 spot for each house you want to make. Groups/families making 1 house should only register for 1 spot.

 

Bonsai 101

Date: Saturday, March 28

Time: 1 - 4 pm

Fee: $5 registration fee | $20 instructor fee (paid on the day of)

Ages: Adult

Join instructors from the Indianapolis Bonsai Club as they discuss the basics of this unique form of art. $5 fee due at registration, $20 fee due day of program.

 

Gnome Away From Home

Dates: Saturday, March 21 - Sunday, April 5

Times: Mon-Sat 10 am - 5 pm | Sundays 1-5 pm

Fee: $4 per person | $10 per family (2 adults max)

2 and under are always free

It's spring break and garden gnomes from far and wide have gathered at the Conservatory! See this whimsical display of garden gnomes and try to spot them all! Contact the staff for information about loaning a gnome to be part of the display.

Jungle Tales

Date: Tuesday, April 14

Time: 10 - 11 am

Fee: $5 per child     Ages: 2-5

Bring your preschooler to this program with a focus on the natural world.  Join us for a different nature-related story, activity and craft each month. Registration required. ​

Herb Gardening for Kids

Date: Saturday, April 4

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am

Fee: $5 per person - paid to instructor at the time of the program

Ages: 6-13

Bring the kids to learn more about growing herbs from the experts in the Herb Society of Central Indiana.  There will be recipes to try, handouts, and snacks. Parents are welcome to stay and enjoy the fun.  Registration required.

 

Earth Day Fun

Date: Wednesday, April 22

Time: 10 - 11 am

Fee: $5 per child     Ages: 2-5

Let's have fun on Earth Day! Join us for a story, craft and fun activity as we learn about our planet and how we can help protect it. Fee also includes admission for one adult. Registration required. ​