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Blooms & Butterflies at The Franklin Park Conservatory

August 5, 2018 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Wednesday, repeating until September 16, 2018 12:00 am

*Open 10:00 AM  – 5:00 PM, Daily*

Hundreds of colorful butterflies fly freely in the Pacific Island Water Garden, a tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. Patrons can visit at any time to see a diverse array of butterflies soaring overhead or basking on nearby plant life.

Ask a Butterfly Expert
Monday–Friday, 11am
Pose your butterfly questions to a specialist during this audience-driven Q&A. Stick around to get a closer look at some of the newest butterflies as they are released, one by one, into the biome. Designed especially for young minds, yet all ages are welcome!

Butterflies 101
Daily, 1pm & 3pm
Get a deeper insight of the species that make up Blooms & Butterflies as a specialist releases a selection of individual butterflies into the biome. With different varieties of butterflies emerging from their chrysalises daily, every presentation is unique.

The butterfly metamorphosis can be experienced at home, too, with native Painted Lady caterpillars available in Botanica Gift Shop. Once they have emerged, Painted Lady butterflies can be released outdoors to continue their life cycle.

Field, on view in the Cardinal Health Gallery beginning March 10, uses a digital medium to usher in the spring season. Conservatory visitors will interact with a 46’ long ecosystem projected on the gallery walls, where grasses and flora grow based on their bodies’ position and movement in the space. Transforming the virtual environment, visitors can attract unique species of butterflies that will interact with the visitors and the flora emerging around them.

Field artist Theo Watson is a Co-Partner and Co-Creative Director at Design I/O, a studio that facilitates the installation and production of digital, interactive art experiences. Field will run through November 11, 2018, and the digital landscape will change with the seasons.

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August 5, 2018 10:00 am
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
with admission
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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden
1777 E Broad St
Columbus, 43203 United States
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