The admission fee for the Volunteer Park Conservatory is small ($4 for adults, $2 for youth, under 12 free), but it’s enough to push the Conservatory down on the things-to-do list for a lot of people. Now’s your chance to visit without having to pay. Admission is free until February 28th.
The free admission comes courtesy of the Bennet-Shear family. The children made a generous donation to celebrate their parents’ 40th wedding anniversary. The children grew up nearby and often walked to the park and toured through the conservatory, which was free to enter until 2013. What a neat way to honor their parents and benefit the community!
The Conservatory is open 10 am to 4 pm every day except Mondays.
To see my post about the Conservatory click here.
Full Volunteer Park preview is here.
Regular readers may recall that last September I went on a Seattle mini-tour with my best friend for her birthday. Our first tour stop was supposed to be the Conservatory at Volunteer Park, the one place she had requested to go. But we didn’t even make it to the park because the surrounding streets were shut down for a huge fun run event based inside the park.
Fast forward to this March. After weeks of gray rainy days, I suggested this would be a good time to finally retry our aborted trip. The Conservatory is a great outing option when the weather is cold and/or wet.
Mother Nature apparently has a sense of irony though. Our Escape From the Rain Sunday arrived, complete with cloudless skies and abundant sunshine. Oh well, off we went.
The conservatory in Volunteer Park was built in 1912 and is made almost entirely of glass. Posted for Cee’s B&W Challenge.