Plan a Visit

A student worker at the conservatory leading a tour of the formal gardens
 A group of people walking through the formal gardens.
 Students working with fruit during a school visit
Meeting room inside the conservatory
 People looking at the formal gardens.

Admission to The Conservatory is always free!

Contact to schedule a visit.

Visit as an Individual or Small Group

Brian Grubb walking around the desert room of the conservatory with a cactus in the forefront

Self-guided tours allow your group to explore The Conservatory at your own leisure and pace. There is no surcharge for this option. A self-guided tour of the four public rooms of The Conservatory can take as little as 30 minutes or up to one hour, depending on your level of interest. In addition, outdoor landscape tours can take individuals or groups up to 45 minutes to complete at a leisurely pace.

Visit as a School or Large Group

People walking around the formals gardens outside of the conservatory

The Conservatory offers a wide range of field trips and tour experiences that meet the needs of Ohio standards for school, homeschool, scout and other student groups. The Conservatory offers field trips and school outreach programs for school, homeschool, scout and other education groups. These programs use botany and ecology to inspire learning. Field trips can be modified to meet the needs of individual groups, and each generally includes 45 – 60 minutes in the classroom and time to explore the Conservatory on a tour.

Open Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Satruday: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Sunday: noon–4:00 pm

Directions and Parking

1601 University Blvd
Hamilton, OH 45011

BCRTA schedules to and from the Hamilton campus:

Parking information for visitors.