Krohn Conservatory

Krohn Conservatory
Opens May 8th, 2021 with Timed Ticketing

25th Anniversary Butterfly Show the Butterflies of Bali

Presented by ScherZinger Pest Control & John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust

May 8th – September 6th, 2021
Open 10am – 8pm | Monday – Sunday

Purchase Tickets: Link to purchase timed tickets for Krohn Conservatory & the Butterflies of Bali

You must purchase your tickets before your visit to Krohn Conservatory.


Presented by:

ScherZinger Pest Control

John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust

Supported by:

ScherZinger Pest Control

Cincinnati Parks Foundation

The Evelo/Singer/Sullivan Group, a Private Wealth Team with Merrill Lynch

Cincinnati Parks Friends of Krohn

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be live butterflies again this year? 

Yes, we will have live butterflies in free flight amongst visitors in our showroom May 8, 2021 to September 6, 2021.

How do I get tickets to attend? 

This year’s show will feature online timed ticket admission only, no in-person tickets will be sold at this time. Please click here to buy online timed tickets. 

Can I buy tickets in-person at Krohn? 

No, this year’s show will feature online timed ticket admission only. In-person tickets will not be sold at this time.  Please click here to buy online timed tickets. 

How do I obtain tickets as a Friends of Krohn Member?

Visit the online ticket platform then select Friends of Krohn tickets. You must present your valid Friends of Krohn Membership Card when you visit Krohn. Call 513-421-4086 with any membership questions.  Please click here to obtain your timed tickets. 

Will face masks be required?

In accordance with CDC guidelines fully vaccinated people can attend without wearing a mask. Temperatures will also be taken for all guests over age 6 at check-in.

How many people will be in the showroom at one time? 

Our showroom will be limited to 40 people at a time.

What is timed entry? 

Timed entry allows 40 people per hour to experience the butterflies. All timed tickets start on the hour, providing half an hour visiting the butterflies and half an hour experiencing the rest of the conservatory. In order to accommodate more guests, new hours of operation are 10am to 8pm.

Once I have paid for a ticket, can I leave and come back? 

Unfortunately, timed reservations do not allow for spontaneous return visits.

What if I miss my timeframe? 

We will be happy to find a new timeframe if this happens, possibly even the same day (if available). Otherwise, we can find available time another day or refund admission.

Will there by specific cleaning procedures for Krohn during the Butterfly Show? 

Yes, our restrooms and all seating will be cleaned each hour. Frequent touch points will be disinfected after each customer. Krohn will also have an online Gift Shop where guests can purchase souvenirs before their visit and pick them up as they exit the conservatory.

Will there be photography nights this year?

Yes, click to sign up.

Do you need volunteers to staff the Butterfly Show?

Yes! We normally have 600 volunteers help with the operation of our Butterfly Show. This year’s extension of the show will require even more volunteers.

If you would like to become a Krohn volunteer please visit the website listed below:


Do you have map for where I can park and walk in?

Click here to view a map for where to park and enter into Krohn. 

Krohn Conservatory Exterior in Spring


Brighten up your home and bring a bit of Krohn gift shop & blooms into your own home. See below for our only plant sale dates and the special blossom available each week while supplies last.


Krohn Conservatory opened in 1933 and is located in Eden Park. The land in the park used to belong to Nicholas Longworth and he called it his Garden of Eden. The conservatory has many features in a style called Art Deco that was very popular in 1933.

The railings in the front lobby have pictures in the metal that is an art deco style.



Plants in this house include microscopic algae in the pools, tiny mosses and liverworts covering the moist rocks, and ferns and seed plants springing from the soil. About 300,000 types of plants have been identified in the world. Botanists estimate that there are at least 50,000 more species to be discovered.

Ferns reproduce by spores that look like bumps on the back of the fern fronds or leaves.



A tropical rain forest is recreated in this house. Precipitation in such a forest may total 160 inches yearly, as compared to 40 inches annually in Cincinnati. Tropical plants must quickly shed water from their leaves in order to prevent harmful growths of bacteria and fungi.

Look at the trees overhead and note that many of the leaves covered with a water-repelling wax surface. Sometimes the shape of the leaf will allow water to drip off easier.



Most of the plants in this house are from desert regions that receive less than 10 inches of precipitation (rain) a year. That is one-fourth of the yearly amount that falls in Cincinnati. So how many inches of rain do you think we would get in Cincinnati?

Many desert plants have accordion shaped ridges so that the plant can shrink during drought and expand when the rains come.



Orchids range widely over the world, living everywhere except in deserts and on glaciers. The shortest species is one-quarter-inch high with flowers one-hundredth-inch in diameter. The tallest freestanding orchid is 45 feet high with flowers 6 inches in diameter.

Perfume manufacturers seeking new fragrance chemicals frequently analyze the floral scents of orchids. Seeds of the vanilla orchid provide a popular food flavoring. Mostly, however, orchids have been extensively cultivated for the enjoyment of their blooms, leading to the production of numerous horticultural varieties.



Bonsai (pronounced bone-sigh) is a Japanese term for woody plants that have been creatively miniaturized. The art of making bonsai originated in China about 2,000 years ago and is now practiced throughout the world.

Bonsai are kept small through pot confinement along with branch and root pruning. Wire wrapped around branches holds them in place until they grow into desired shapes



In addition to hosting five seasonal floral shows, this house contains a permanent citrus tree collection. Among the trees here are orange, lime, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, and kumquat.

Though the exact locations of origin of citrus trees are not known, it is believed that they began to be cultivated around 8,000 years ago in Southeast Asia.


Krohn Conservatory

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

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