The first of the Conservatory Explore Nights will begin on June 10 from 5 to 9 p.m.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For three nights this summer, the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden will host “Nights of Learning” with food trucks, live entertainment, cocktails, crafts and more.

According to the release, the conservatory will be open until the new special event in June, July and August.

Tickets for events can be purchased on the website FPC website. Special admission rates to participate are $26 for children ages 13-59 and $15.50 for children ages 3-12.

The first of the Conservatory Explore Nights will begin on June 10 from 5 to 9 p.m.

June’s event, titled “Backyard Bug Adventures,” will be an interactive event where visitors can explore Ohio’s native bugs and learn to identify different insects.

During the event, families will be tasked with finding hidden bugs throughout the greenhouse as part of a scavenger hunt. Those who complete the scavenger hunt will receive a prize.

Food will be available for purchase throughout the night from the Big Bite Food Truck, Graeter’s Ice Cream Cart and FPC’s Food Truck. There will also be a signature cocktail for adults called the Creepy Crawler and a soft drink for kids called Buzhkovo Juice.

On July 8, from 17:00 to 21:00, a Red, White & Bloom themed evening will be held.

Visitors will be able to create their own flowers and search the gardens for colors and patterns for scavenger hunts. During the event, there will be an opportunity to see artist Laurie Hughes and see a performance by The Shazzbots.

Food from Tortilla Street Food Truck, ChillJoy Ice Cream and Shaved Ice, and Food Truck from FPC will be available at the event. The night’s themed cocktail for adults is a red vodka spritzer, while kids will be offered a non-alcoholic cocktail called Little Fireworks.

Final thematic evening on August 5 is called Splish, Splash, Explore and will run from 5 to 9 p.m

During the water-themed event, families will be able to explore the insects that live in local streams and ponds. The conservatory is also bringing a mermaid that will be in Sandstone Creek for families to see.

Ono Ono Toro Food Trucks, ChillJoy Ice Cream and Shaved Ice and FPC’s Food Truck will offer snacks at the latter event. The evening’s signature cocktail, The Little Mermaid, will be available for purchase for adults, as well as a non-alcoholic cocktail for children called The Little Mermaid.

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