Free Day in the Rock Alpine Garden in the spring

Free Days

Free Days occur throughout the year, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).


  • This event will sell out; please get your tickets in advance. No onsite tickets available for sold out days. 
  • Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events.
  • Tickets will be available three months at a time (on a rolling basis) and the tickets will be released on the 1st of the month.

Register for York Street Free Days

Register for Chatfield Farms Free Days

The first floor of the Freyer – Newman Center at our York Street location is always free admission for members and the general public, no reservation required. Access includes the Helen Fowler Library and the Copper Door coffee shop. Check out science in action in the herbaria.


2024 Free Days for York Street and Chatfield Farms

Monday, Jan. 15 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Thursday, Feb. 15
Saturday, March 9
Monday, April 22 (Earth Day)
Wednesday, June 5
Wednesday, July 3
Wednesday, Aug. 28
Friday, Nov. 29 (Thanksgiving Friday)


2024 Free Days at Plains Conservation Center

Thursday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday, June 13, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 15, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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