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Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

  • Address: 1100 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Phone: (260) 427-6440
  • Fax: (260) 427-6450
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Surround yourself with nature at an oasis in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne. Enjoy lush, seasonal displays, four outdoor gardens, the Tropical Garden with orchids, palms and a cascading waterfall and the Sonoran Desert Garden. Be sure to visit the Gift Shop.

 

Open: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm; Thur 10am-8pm; Sun Noon-4pm. Closed Mondays, Labor Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

 

Admission: Adults $5.00 / Children (ages 3-17) $3.00 / Age 2 and under free

 

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Facility Info
  • Exhibits Space
  • Largest Room 150
  • Total Sq. Ft. 25000
  • Reception Capacity 250
  • Banquet Capacity 250
  • Number of Rooms 4
  • Classroom Capacity 50
  • "Migrations" Live Butterfly Exhibit

    Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until July 7, 2019

    2019-04-27 2019-07-07 "Migrations" Live Butterfly Exhibit <p>"Migrations" Live Butterfly Exhibit<br />April 27 - July 7<br /><br />The majestic Monarch butterfly is famous for its astonishing 3000 mile migration from Canada to Mexico.  Discover the paths and perils of the Monarch as you "follow" their route in this exhibit.  You can also learn whether other butterflies travel the distances and how a species survives without migrating, since many local species escape the cold without leaving home.  In the midst of the exhibit you can enjoy a personal encounter with hundreds of non-migratory tropical butterflies as they fly, feed and offer an array of color.  You might explore your own family's migration stories, through the cooperation of The Genealogical Center of the Allen County Public Library.<br /><br />Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory<br />1100 South Calhoun Street<br />Fort Wayne, IN 46802<br />(260) 427-6440<br /><br />Hours:<br /><br />Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm<br />Thursday 10am - 8pm<br />Sunday Noon - 4pm<br /><br />Admission<br /><br />Adults $5<br />Children (ages 3-17) $3<br />Age 2 and under Free</p> <p style="font-size: 200%; font-weight: bold; text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.visitfortwayne.com/plan/contests/ultimate-summer-getaway-2019/?utm_source=website&amp;utm_medium=click_coe&amp;utm_campaign=ultimate_summer_getaway_2019" target="_blank"> Enter to Win our Ultimate Summer Getaway!</a></p> 1100 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-06-22 10:00:00 2019-06-22 15:00:00 Bug Day <p><a id="bugday"><span><strong><span>Bug Day</span></strong></span></a></p> <p><strong>Saturday, June 22, 10:00 a.m. &#8211; 3:00 p.m.</strong></p> <p><strong>Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.</strong></p> <p>Explore and learn about the exciting world of exotic butterflies and the Monarch butterfly migration at our summer “Bug Day” event where you can take part in activities, games and crafts, all with a “buggy theme.” Create your own “bug” or take home a bug balloon crafted by a local balloon artist. Local experts will show which bugs make good pets, what honey bees need, how to avoid ticks, and more! Sponsored by 97.3 WMEE and ABC 21.</p> <p><span><br /></span></p> <p>10:30am:  Honey bee Communication &amp; the Waggle Dance</p> <p>11:00am:  Keeping Bugs as Pets</p> <p>11:30am:  Monarch Butterflies</p> <p>12:00pm:  Edible Insects</p> <p>12:30pm:  Honey bee Communication &amp; the Waggle Dance</p> <p>1:00pm:    Keeping Bugs as Pets</p> <p>1:30pm:    Monarch Butterflies</p> <p>2:00pm:    Edible Insects</p> <p><br />Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory<br />1100 South Calhoun Street<br />Fort Wayne, IN 46802<br />(260) 427-6440<br /><br />Hours:<br /><br />Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm<br />Thursday 10am - 8pm<br />Sunday Noon - 4pm<br /><br />Admission<br /><br />Adults $5<br />Children (ages 3-17) $3<br />Age 2 and under Free</p> 1100 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • "Botanica Jones: Scientist, Merchant or Thief?" Garden Exhibit

    Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until November 17, 2019

    2019-07-13 2019-11-17 "Botanica Jones: Scientist, Merchant or Thief?" Garden Exhibit <p>“Botanica Jones:  Scientist, Merchant or Thief?”<br />Garden Exhibit * July 13 - November 17<br /><br />When plant explorers delve into new worlds they bring many questions.  The scientist might ask, "What is it?  How does it grow?  What does it do?".  The merchant will consider the profitability of a plant's production or trade, whether it is a new crop that can open new markets.  But the thief.....</p> <p>Visit a wealthy Englishwoman's garden, showcasing plants brought back by "Botanica Jones", a fictional plant explorer of the late 1800s through the early 1900s.  While you view exotic and familiar plants through new eyes, you'll discover fascinating episodes of daring and peril tha real plant hunters endured to bag their quarry.  By the end of your visit, you can decide whether you have the passion to join these botanical elite.</p> <p><br />Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory<br />1100 South Calhoun Street<br />Fort Wayne, IN 46802<br />(260) 427-6440</p> <p>Hours:<br />Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm<br />Thursday 10am - 8pm<br />Sunday Noon - 4pm</p> <p>Admission<br />Adults $5<br />Children (ages 3-17) $3<br />Age 2 and under Free</p> 1100 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-07-20 19:00:00 2019-07-20 22:00:00 Jazzworks! at the Botanical Conservatory <div><strong>Saturday, July 20, 7:00-10:00 p.m.</strong></div> <div> <p align="LEFT"><strong>Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.</strong></p> <p>Bring your lawn chair and join us outside in the gardens for the annual Three Rivers Festival firework finale. Enjoy the musical stylings of two local jazz groups: the Todd Harrold Band and The Mad Scatter. You’ll be able to find the perfect spot on the Terrace or in our Exploration Garden to enjoy this great music along with food and drink available for purchase from Mad Anthony Brewing. No outside food or beverages allowed. Our outdoor gardens are some of the best viewing areas for the fireworks in town!</p> <p>Doors open at 6:00 p.m. No reservations needed. Admission: $6/age 13 and older; age 12 and under are free; discount with TRF button. Member entrance and early admission.</p> <div> </div> </div> 1100 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • "Christmas Connections" Holiday Exhibit

    Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until January 5, 2020

    2019-11-23 2020-01-05 "Christmas Connections" Holiday Exhibit <p>"Christmas Connections" Holiday Exhibit <br />November 23 - January 5<br /><br />While our busy modern life often separates friends and family members across schedules and distances, holidays are periodic opportunities for people to reconnect.  This year, the Botanical Conservatory explores what it means to make those important connections.  Vignettes suggest a diversity of family and friendship traditions while video interviews offer insight into the impact those connections can make.  Enjoy a stroll among the gorgeous poinsettias and picture yourself in different situations - maybe you'll start a new tradition yourself, this year!<br /><br />Hours:<br />Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm<br />Thursday 10am - 8pm<br />Sunday Noon - 4pm<br />Closed: Mondays, New Years Day, Christmas Day<br /><br />Admission<br />Adults $5<br />Children (ages 3-17) $3<br />Age 2 and under Free</p> 1100 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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