Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park

100 John F. Kennedy Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

Phone:
(415) 831-2090

Website:

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The San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers located in Golden Gate Park is a great place to take nature-loving kids. 

Place Information

  • Place Category

    Parks, Museums

  • Place Cost Under $10
    $7.00/ $5.00 for Adults, $5.00/ $3.00 for Youth ages 12-17 & Seniors age 65 & over, and College Students with ID, $2.00/ $1.50 for Children ages 5-11, Free for Children ages 4 and under
  • Place Hours
    Sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm
    Monday closed
    Tuesday 10:00am - 4:30pm
    Wednesday 10:00am - 4:30pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 4:30pm
    Friday 10:00am - 4:30pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 4:30pm

Word on the Street

The grounds outside are full of flowering plants and there is plenty of space to run around and picnic.The conservatory itself is somewhat small but has three rooms dedicated to exotic, tropical, and aquatic plants and flowers.  A fourth room holds rotating exhibits such as the Golden Gate Express Garden Railway (running through April 18, 2010).  Kids will love the miniature railroad and buildings constructed of repurposed and recycled materials.  Adults will appreciate the creatively constructed replicas of San Francisco's famous landmarks.  The exhibit has been refreshed for this year's showing with sounds of the city, added landmarks such as the Palace of Fine Arts, and fog rolling in at 11:15am and 4:15pm every day.Due to the cozy interior of the building, strollers are not allowed.  Preschool to grade school-aged children who can follow directions are the recommended audience.  Children's activities will include sensory experiences with the roots, seeds, and leaves of the plants.The conservatory is free to all visitors on the first Tuesday every month.   Photo credit: Saxon Holt

Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park: From the Parents

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