Though the weather outside is still actually quite delightful, Franklin Park Conservatory is always an excellent place to bring visitors. You can explore the balmy tropics, the arid desert or try your had at glass blowing in the hotshop! There are tons of holiday features and events that will get you in the spirit of the season.
The Conservatory is known for its large collection of glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly, but the standout right now is a big exhibit by artist Aurora Robson. Robson's installations are peppered throughout the Conservatory, and each is made of plastic refuse, some of it found right in Columbus. The pieces are stunningly beautiful, and really get you thinking about how much we waste and what value we put on ordinary materials. One piece, Be Like Water, is created from 9,000 clear plastic bottles and 80,000 bottle caps.
Beyond the incredible art and gardens, the exterior of the Palm Court is illuminated with colorful, changing lights at night - certainly an artsy spin on holiday lights, though the Conservatory display is all year long.
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