Krohn Conservatory, located at 1501 Eden Park Drive in Eden Park, was built in 1933 at the height of the Art Deco era. It’s what’s inside those aluminum and glass walls that make Krohn Conservatory truly special.
You’d have to travel a good distance from Cincinnati to visit a rainforest or a desert – or come to Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati Parks’ nationally recognized showcase of more than 3,500 plant species from around the world.
Krohn changes throughout the year with special exhibits and programs, including the ever-popular “Butterfly Show,” where thousands of butterflies are free to fly throughout the show room in a specially-themed garden.
You can always visit the famous rainforest waterfall and exotic plants on permanent display in the Palm, Tropical, Desert and Orchid houses as well.
Please note admission prices may change with seasonal shows. Hours may vary with seasonal shows.
The Krohn Conservatory is completely wheelchair accessible.
Krohn Conservatory and its site are loaded with history. This architecturally significant structure celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2008, but greenhouses have been part of the Eden Park landscape since long before Krohn was built.
Eden Park’s first greenhouses, built in the 1880’s, were used strictly for growing plants. In 1902, a new greenhouse designed for public displays was opened. The following year, the display greenhouse held a chrysanthemum show, and the Park Board decided to maintain a consistent change of plants and flowers to keep displays new and attractive to visitors. As a result, more than 300,000 people visited the greenhouse in its first two years.
The Cincinnati Parks Visitor Center is located in the lobby of Krohn Conservatory at 1501 Eden Park Drive. The Krohn Conservatory is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10 AM – 5 PM Call 513-352-4080. View the Krohn Conservatory Floor Plan.
Krohn: Make it Your Own… For a Night, At Least
Krohn Conservatory is beautiful to visit, but perhaps you’d like to call it your own, at least for a few hours. Krohn is available for rental for special events – weddings and other unique occasions are made more memorable against its backdrop of giant palms, a tropical rain forest, and an indoor waterfall.
Whether you’re planning a wedding, a rehearsal dinner, a company or other special party:
- Krohn can host up to 120 guests indoors
- We are a universally accessible facility
- There are a number of excellent caterers available for your event
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 — 513-421-4086
Welcome to the Cincinnati Parks Krohn Conservatory 2017 Butterfly Show, The Majestic Monarch! Purchase your Butterfly Show Field Journal and flutter along with us and our imaginary character “Mona” through the Krohn showroom resembling fields and forests that “Mona” and her Monarch friends would likely visit on their long journey across North Americas. Experience what it’s like to be a butterfly surrounded by towering fir trees, giant flowers, and islands of color as you fly by beautiful hydrangeas, marvelous marigolds, and gorgeous celosia.
Citizen Scientists Rule! While you’re drifting through the showroom, discover ways to attract butterflies to your own garden by watching them enjoy a variety of feeding stations. Use your butterfly landing pad to make observations about how butterflies feed. Near our Information Station, you will find three butterfly feeders with different colors of nectar in them. Simply record which color more butterflies are feeding at and drop it in our Data Collection Box. As you leave look around our butterfly garden and observe which flowers the butterflies are more attracted to. Is it color, shape, or scent that the butterflies are attracted to? Our butterfly landing pads are scented with jasmine this year. Do you think the butterflies like this? Help us spread the word about the importance of creating and preserving butterfly habitats in hopes of saving butterflies like Mona and her Monarch friends. Many exciting events have been planned throughout the 12-week show to allow visitors to discover even more about the Majestic Monarch and their impact on the world. .
Monday – May 29
10am – 5pm
Enjoy $1 hot dogs & water sold by the Cincinnati Fire Department, get up close and personal with a real fire truck and take a walk through the smoke house!
All active military and veterans get free admission!
Family Nights: Butterfly Pajama Parties
May 17, 31 and June 14
Wednesdays – 5:00pm – 8pm
Visit the butterflies after hours for family fun activities and crafts for all ages.
Cincinnati Pepper Club Sale
Saturday June 4
10am – 3pm
Hundreds of peppers for sale including some very unique varieties and some VERY HOT peppers. Come early as some varieties will sell out.
Science Geek Week!
10am – 2pm
Come celebrate the kick-off of summer with carnival games, ice cream, sidewalk chalk and sprinklers (weather permitting)for the kids.
Wednesday, June 7
5 pm- 7:30 pm
Learn how to create watercolor butterflies with art instructor Lisa Curran. Enjoy a glass of wine while you paint and fun times with friends. Adults only. (Beginner level-no previous experience required)
$15.00 per person includes one drink ticket and supplies
Pre-registration required. REGISTER HERE
Breakfast with Butterflies
Saturday – June 10
Adults $12.00 Children $6.00 (5-12years) (4 and under free)
Enjoy a nice continental style breakfast while getting a sneak peek of the butterflies for the day! REGISTER HERE