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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
  • "Hundred Acre Wood" Winter Garden Exhibit

    Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until April 21, 2019

    2019-01-12 2019-04-21 "Hundred Acre Wood" Winter Garden Exhibit <p>"Hundred Acre Wood"<br />Winter Garden Exhibit  January 12-April 21<br /><br /><span>This winter, come in from the cold to discover the enchanting world of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends. You’ll find Eeyore, Rabbit, Piglet and Pooh Bear have made their homes quite comfortably in the Botanical Conservatory’s Showcase Garden. You can relive or be introduced to the imaginative stories of A.A. Milne from his books Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner as you play in our version of the Hundred Acre Wood. But watch out for Heffalumps! Hands-on learning stations in the Discovery Gallery help you explore how this literature connects to everyday life. </span></p> <p><span>Sponsored by Fun 101.7 and Majic 95.1 FM.</span><br /><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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  • Sweetheart Orchid Display

    Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until February 24, 2019

    2019-02-05 2019-02-24 Sweetheart Orchid Display <div><span><strong><span>Sweetheart Orchid Display</span></strong></span></div> <div><strong>February 5-24 <br /></strong> <p><strong>Public hours: Tues-Sat 10 am-5-pm, Sun 12-4, Thurs ‘til 8 pm</strong></p> <p>Make a date for the Botanical Conservatory and bring your sweetie down in February to enjoy our Hundred Acre Wood exhibit, lovely indoor gardens, and a special display of orchids. Take a moment with camera or cell phone to capture a photo of your darling under the orchid arbor planted with a cascade of striking Cattleyas, fragrant Dendrobiums, dainty Oncidiums, and moth-like Phalaenopsis against a backdrop of a lush Tropical Garden. Then, browse the Conservatory gift shop for an orchid or other sweet gift.</p> </div> <p>Hours:<br />Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm<br />Thursday 10am - 8pm<br />Sunday Noon - 4pm<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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  • 2019-02-23 11:00:00 2019-02-23 13:00:00 Garden Close-Up: Tiny Pines! <p><span><strong>Garden Close-Up: Tiny Pines!</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Saturday, February 23, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.</strong></p> <p>Tired of the “winter blahs”? Then come explore the Hundred Acre Wood at the Botanical Conservatory to brighten your day! During our Great Train Connection on February 23 we’ll consider Pooh Bear’s Six Pine Trees, where he and Piglet chased a Woozle. Test your knowledge of pines, spruces, and firs and learn to make your own model “pine” tree. When you visit the Botanical Conservatory on the fourth Saturday, you always get a closer look at our gardens with an exploratory walk, hands-on activity or demonstration. We highlight a different garden each month so you can make new discoveries through fun, educational activities. Included in your regular Conservatory admission, so drop in!</p> 1100 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-02-23 2019-02-24 The Great Train Connection at the Botanical Conservatory <p><span><strong>The Great Train Connection</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Saturday, February 23, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.<br /></strong><strong style="font-size: 11pt;">Sunday, February 24, 12:00-4:00 p.m.</strong></p> <p><span>At the turn of the 20th century, Fort Wayne was a major railroad town, connected to every major city by rail. Climb aboard this weekend to get a good look at local railroad history and enjoy the thrill of model trains. Throughout this two-day event, model railroad clubs will run their G-scale, HO gauge, and N gauge trains in tabletop displays, while history buffs share their stories and explain the artifacts they have carefully accumulated and preserved. You’ll also hear about the historical reclamation of one of the last surviving steam engines in the world, the 765. Get connected to Fort Wayne through its history! Regular garden admission applies: $5/adult, $3/child age 3-17. Ages 2 and under are free. For more information, call (260) 427-6440 or visit www.botanicalconservatory.org.</span></p> 1100 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • "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> 1100 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • "Botanica Jones: Scientist, Merchant or Thief?" Winter 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?" Winter 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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  • "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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