405-445-7080

301 W. Reno
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Outdoor grounds open daily 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Crystal Bridge Closed for Renovation.
Reopens fall 2022.

Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory Grand Re-opening

Date

Nov 18 - 20 2022

Time

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory Grand Re-opening

Date

Nov 18 - 20 2022

Time

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Celebrate the reopening of the Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory at Myriad Botanical Gardens November 18-20

Visitors will soon get to experience the centerpiece attraction of the Myriad Botanical Gardens in a new way when the Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory reopens this fall after extensive renovations.

As they go through the beautifully redesigned and accessible space, visitors will enjoy new features like a reflecting pool, new plant collections, overlook terraces and a new waterfall feature. They’ll also find it easier to learn about the tropical plants in the conservatory – the space will include interpretative signage and exhibits and educational programming. A new Myriad Gift Shop will offer merchandise that reflects the Gardens’ mission of horticultural education and conservation. This tropical conservatory opened in 1988 and has always been a popular destination for the Gardens. When it reopens, visitors will get to rediscover its beauty.

Opening weekend is Nov. 18 and 19 with special hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Events

Special MEMBERS ONLY preview

Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 &23 during Pumpkinville, 10am-5pm

Grand Reopening Weekend Events

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

  • Friday, November 18, 10am

String Musicians performing in the Conservatory throughout the weekend.

In our education rooms

Potting Your Own Plant

Mango Room
Donations Accepted
Join us in a come-and-go event to celebrate the reopening of our Inasmuch Foundation Crystal Bridge Conservatory! We will be on site in our new Mango Room (that’s the classroom on the north side of the conservatory) potting up miniature plants to take home. Get specialized instruction on how to care for your new prize from the horticulture staff that takes care of all of the plants in our very own conservatory and gardens. Price varies according to size.

Houseplants 101

Sunday, November 20, 1-4pm
Mango Room
Donations Accepted
Join us every thirty minutes as we talk about a different family of plants ideal for growing indoors and how to care for them, propagate them, and keep them stunning year-round. Families will include the orchid family, African violets, aroids, succulents, and more. Donations accepted to continue our educational endeavors in horticultural excellence.

Muffin & Friends

Friday, November 18, 2–3pm
Discovery Room
Donations Accepted
Parrots and frogs and gorillas…oh my? There are so many animals and insects living in the tropical rainforests AND the deserts, and you’ll be amazed at how they are adapted to survive in these unique habitats. Join us as we learn all about these creatures, and with eyes and ears open, we might just meet one of these very special animals in our own conservatory!

Taste the Rainforest!

Saturday, November 19, 1-4pm
Discovery Room
Donations Accepted
Join us in a come-and-go exploration through the tropics on a taste adventure. Did you know bananas grow in our very own tropical conservatory? That one might have been an easy one, but what about sugar? Did you know chocolate grows on a tree? In fact, a lot of our food and household goods come from the tropics! Come seek out these plants, taste them in action, and learn all about these products with us during our grand reopening.

Desert or Rainforest?

Saturday, November 20, 2-3pm
Discovery Room
Donations Accepted
Did you know our conservatory houses two distinct biomes: the desert and the tropical rainforest? While these two exist here together, they have very distinct characteristics and house very specific plants and animals. Join us as we learn the difference between them, what survives best and why, and go on an adventure to see for ourselves just how diverse and unique these two ecosystems are.