Krohn Conservatory – (513) 421-4086

Krohn Conservatory

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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW 2016 THE FLORAL SHOW CALENDAR

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

For general information on rental rates and availability please visit the Premier Park Events Website, call them at 513-221-2610 or email them today at info@premierparkevents.com

Address

Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 — 513-421-4086

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2016 Butterfly Show

Butterflies of the Caribbean

Presented by Macy’s

March 26 – June 19

Monday through Sunday

10a.m. – 5p.m.

 Adults $7.00  Children   $4.00 (5-12 years)  (4 and under free)

Dozens of countries and scores of cultures, all with one thing in common- a beautiful blue sea…

Krohn Conservatory invites you to “dive in” to the 2016 Butterfly Show, “Butterflies of the Caribbean”. Whimsical ocean creatures and colorful butterflies float together in the showroom for a seaside adventure.

The white sand, “coral” reef, and towering palm trees will lend a beachside feel, while the coral and yellow hues of hundreds of flowers reflect the colors of a spectacular Caribbean sunset.

Many exciting events have been planned throughout the 12-week show to allow visitors to discover even more about the vibrant, engaging and gracious Caribbean culture.

 

Catch the Opportunity if You Can!

Click Here for Volunteer Opportunities!

In order to make the 2016 Butterfly Show a success, we need the help of area volunteers. Over 1,000 volunteers are needed to work as Door Guards, Greeters and Craft Room Assistants!

This year’s Butterfly Show will fly through March 26th through June 19th.

Two daily shifts are available: 9:45-1:30 and 1:15-5 (some evening shifts available from 4:30-8:30 pm). Volunteers should dress appropriately for the higher temperatures inside the conservatory and always wear closed toe shoes.

  • Door Guards: Monitor the doors to ensure butterflies remain inside the showroom area as visitors enter and exit.
  • Greeters: Will greet and direct visitors upon arrival to the Conservatory in addition to doing surveys and giving general Krohn Directions.
  • Craft Room Assistants: will monitor supplies and assist children with the making of simple crafts on Saturdays and Sundays.

Volunteers will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the show after their first shift. Double Ticket and Double Service Hour days randomly occur, so pay close attention to emails!

Have a group?

Consider Adopting a Day!

Have a group volunteer outing in which you would provide {a minimum of 8} volunteers for all day coverage. The shifts break down to 2 time slots: 9:45-1:30 and 1:15-5 (the shifts are flexible if coverage is met). Four people are needed in each time slot. Please contact Sarah Schmalz directly for more information and the incentives offered.

If you are interested in helping with this exciting event, please contact Sarah Schmalz by email at sarah.schmalz@cincinnati-oh.gov or by calling 421-5707 ext 21.

Click Here for School Group Registration

Special Events

March 27 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Enjoy refreshments with the Butterflies.

April 11 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Photographers Night
Photographers and tripods welcome! Come get some great shots of our butterflies after hours.
$12 (price includes unlimited admission pin)

April 18 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Photographers Night
Photographers and tripods welcome! Come get some great shots of our butterflies after hours.
$12 (price includes unlimited admission pin)

April 22 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Earth Day Celebration
The first 300 visitors will receive a free tree seedling sponsored by Scherzinger Termite and Pest Control and Friends of Krohn.

April 25 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Photographers Night
Photographers and tripods welcome! Come get some great shots of our butterflies after hours.
$12 (price includes unlimited admission pin)

May 2 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Photographers Night
Photographers and tripods welcome! Come get some great shots of our butterflies after hours.
$12 (price includes unlimited admission pin)

May 6 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Craft and Crafts
(ADULTS ONLY: Must be 21 with valid ID)
Come see The Butterflies of the Caribbean AND enjoy sampling craft beers, music and time to shop at the Straw Market.
(Regular admission pin not valid at this event. Purchase beer separately.)

May 7 & 8 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Straw Market Weekend
Local vendors and artists will be selling a variety of earth-friendly products. Early morning time with the butterflies makes for great family time.

May 9 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Photographers Night
Photographers and tripods welcome! Come get some great shots of our butterflies after hours.
$12 (price includes unlimited admission pin)

May 16 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Photographers Night
Photographers and tripods welcome! Come get some great shots of our butterflies after hours.
$12 (price includes unlimited admission pin)

May 18 – 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Family Night
Visit the butterflies after hours for family fun activities and crafts for all ages. Sponsored by Reztark.

May 30 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Memorial Day
Special activities sponsored by the Cincinnati Fire Department.
All active military and veterans get free admission!

June 1 – 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Family Night
Visit the butterflies after hours for family fun activities and crafts for all ages. Sponsored by Reztark.

June 6 – 10 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – “Staycation” Week
Come celebrate the kick-off of summer with carnival games, ice cream, sidewalk chalk and sprinklers for the kids.

June 15 – 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Family Night
Visit the butterflies after hours for family fun activities and crafts for all ages. Sponsored by Reztark.