Worth the Drive: Pumpkins Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory

Franklin Park Conservatory is one of our favorite Ohio gems, and this month is the prefect time to visit! Pumpkins Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory runs Wednesday through Sunday evenings, Oct. 11-29. Pumpkins Aglow is a special opportunity to experience the magic of the harvest season under the stars, surrounded by glowing pumpkins and enchanting scenery.

Here’s what to expect at Pumpkins Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory:

Enjoy hundreds of carved pumpkins and seasonal horticulture displays at this Ohio treasure. Pumpkins will be found outdoors, displayed along the path leading to the Grand Mallway. Kids can spot the Pumpkin Patch Monster, pass between the legs of the giant spider or explore the spectacular Pumpkin House!

Pumpkins Aglow will include roaming entertainment each night. Enjoy light-up juggling with The Royal Jokers October 11-15 and the wheel of death with the Cincinnati Circus October 18-22.

Pumpkins Aglow also offers guests the chance to enjoy the entirety of the Conservatory during the evening. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden will be open and decorated with colorful up-lighting and the Paul Busse Garden Railway will be chugging along. Indoor Conservatory experiences will be open as well, with Harvest Blooms decorating the Atrium and Showhouse with colorful autumn horticulture.

Families can also shop Franklin Park’s Glass pop up classes. Create your own molten glass pumpkin with the help of professional glassblowers. Spooky sand art and spider spin art occur every night in the Pergola in the Grand Mallway for $3-4.

Tickets for Pumpkins Aglow are as follows:

General Admission (ages 13–59): $26

Seniors (ages 60+): $22

Children (ages 3-12): $15.50

Member Rates

Member (ages 13–59): $13

Member (ages 60+): $11

Member (ages 3-12): $7.75

You’ll need to purchase tickets ahead of time, which you can do here.

For more information on Pumpkins Aglow, visit here!

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