Events and Things to Do
Join a Second Sunday Tour
The second Sunday in December features poinsettias, paperwhites and amaryllis. Attend a special docent led tour. Find out more about Joel Roberts Poinsett, the U.S. statesman and plantsman who brought poinsettias to the U. S. from their native Mexico. Learn more about the changing displays in the showrooms while exploring the whole Conservatory.
Joel Roberts Poinsett
Date: December 8
Time: 1:30 – 2:30
Cost: Adults $5, Seniors $3, Children $2
Exploration Station Expands!
The Exploration Station is now open on Sundays from 1:30 – 3:30 as well as every Saturday morning from 10:00 – noon plus many school holidays. Here docents help children and others learn through interactive displays and games in the showrooms.
There are new topics every month. The December topic is ”Plant Band.” From simple bamboo flutes to didgeridoos, see how people from all over the world have been making musical instruments from what’s in their back yards.
Toddler Exploration Time Closed in December
Join us when Toddler Exploration Time (TET) resumes on January 17th.
The program is offered once a month on the third Friday of each month from September – November and January – May from 10:30 – 11:15.
The special interactive time for you and your toddler will open up the natural world as you explore together the wonders of nature at the Conservatory. Interact during guided activities, facilitated by FOPCON docents and highlight a different topic each month. Come ready to have fun and learn about nature with you toddler. Space is limited to 15 children and their caregivers for each event. The topic for January 17th is ”Plants to Eat.”