Elwood’s Birthday: Free Admission for Children
Thursday, September 15, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
On September 15, Elwood – the World's Largest Concrete Gnome – will be turning 12! As a little treat, we’re inviting his kiddo friends to visit on his special day with free admission for all children ages 0-12. While here, stop by Elwood to snap a happy birthday selfie, and learn more about our 2025 plan to set the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as garden gnomes!
The hours are 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM for the outdoor gardens, Conservatory, and Gift Shop. The Butterfly Wing is open 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM.
No preregistration required. Free for members, ISU students with ID and all children (ages 0-12). Price of admission for the general public adults (ages 13+).