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For the most up-to-date information on our operations,
visit our Reopening Plan/COVID-19 Updates page.

Fall Open Hours (through October 31)

Wednesdays & Thursdays: 10 am-4 pm

Sunday - Tuesday: Closed (as always, members have access to the grounds)

We are open year-round, though our hours & admission change seasonally. View the 2020 open hours & admission cost schedule.

Spooky Science Open Hours (through October 31)

Fridays & Saturdays: 2-8 pm

More information

Areas Currently Available

Open during Public Hours

  • Nature Playce playground

  • Amazing Garden Plant Science Center

  • Logs o' Fun playground

  • Hiking Trails

  • Picnic Areas

Open during Spooky Science

  • Amazing Garden Plant Science Center

  • Wild Wonders Wildlife Sanctuary presented by Raptor Hallow Sanctuary

  • Creekside Center for Water Sciences

  • Nature Playce playground

  • Logs o' Fun playground

  • Hiking Trails

  • Picnic Areas

  • Visitor Center

Open for Members Outside of Spooky Science Hours

  • Nature Playce playground

  • Logs o' Fun playground

  • Hiking Trails

  • Picnic Areas

Open for Rentals

  • Woodland Pavilion

  • Wildlife Deck

  • Secret Garden​

Parking

We offer free on-site parking. Handicapped parking is available directly outside the Visitor Center, Butterfly House, and Nature Playce. Even if you are not legally handicapped, if you have trouble walking, you may park in the handicapped parking spots.

Accessibility

All areas of our property are wheelchair/walker/stroller accessible except the hiking trails. Some areas of Nature Playce (nature playground) are ADA compliant.

Food & Beverage

We have pre-packaged snacks and beverages for sale in our Visitor Center, such as chips, cookies, crackers, fruits snacks, bottled water, soda, and tea.

Pet Policy

Pets are always welcome on our grounds, even inside the buildings. We just ask that you have them on a leash and clean up after them.

Smoking Policy

We are a 100% smoke-free establishment, including e-cigarettes. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on our grounds except the main parking lot.

Summer Camp

The weekly summer camp will not affect your visit in any capacity. The small group of campers do most of their activities in areas on the grounds not accessible to regular visitors.

Member Information

Members have access to the grounds every day from dawn to dusk. If the Visitor Center is unlocked, please sign in and get wristbands. If the Visitor Center is locked, you do not have to sign in, but please have your badge displayed at all times.

Group Tours

For groups of 10 or more, please call ahead for reservations. Click here to view the detailed Group Reservation Form. We do not offer group discounts at this time, with the exception of our Learning Trails school field trip program.

Holiday Hours

We are closed on New Year's Day, Easter Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. The Visitor Center will not be open on these days and there will not be any staff in the office. For all other holidays that fall in between our events and exhibits, such as Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Columbus Day, visitors have access to our Visitor Center, picnic areas, nature playgrounds, and hiking trails, subject to the respective General Admission fee.

2020 - 2021 General Admission Cost Schedule

 

Please note: Hours and General Admission change seasonally. See below for general hours and admission costs.

December 29, 2019 – January 3, 2020
Closed (as always, members have access to the grounds)

No one will be in the office Christmas Day & New Year's Day

January 4 – May 3, 2020
General Admission: $5.00 (0-2 yrs free)
Saturday & Sunday: 12PM – 4PM
Monday thru Friday: Closed (as always, members have access to the grounds)

May 4 – June 7, 2020
General Admission: $7.00  (0-2 yrs free)
Monday thru Saturday: 10AM – 4PM
Sunday: 12PM – 5PM

June 8 – September 13, 2020
General Admission: $8.00  (0-2 yrs free)
Monday thru Saturday : 10AM – 4PM
Sunday : 12PM – 5PM

September 14 – September 29, 2020

General Admission: $5.00 (0-2 yrs free)

Wednesday thru Saturday: 10AM – 4PM

Sunday: 12PM – 4PM
Monday & Tuesday: Closed (as always, members have access to the grounds)

September 30 – October 31, 2020 (Spooky Science)
General Admission: $10.00 (0-2 yrs free), Members: 7.00 (0-2 yrs free)
Wednesday thru Saturday: 2PM – 8PM

Sunday thru Tuesday: Closed (as always, members have access to the grounds)

Note: Members may also access the grounds Wednesday thru Saturday before 2 pm)

November 1 – November 19, 2020

General Admission: $5.00 (0-2 yrs free)

Wednesday thru Saturday: 10AM – 4PM

Sunday: 12PM – 4PM
Monday & Tuesday: Closed (as always, members have access to the grounds)

November 20 – December 27, 2020 (Christmas at the Gardens)
General Admission: $7.00  (0-2 yrs free)
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 5–9PM

Sunday thru Thursday: Closed (as always, members have access to the grounds)

Closed on Christmas Day

December 28 – December 30, 2020 (Christmas at the Gardens)
General Admission: $7.00  (0-2 yrs free)
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 5–9PM

December 31, 2020 – January 1, 2021
Closed (as always, members have access to the grounds)

No one will be in the office Christmas Day & New Year's Day

Notes for the 2020 Season

  • Trails are open for hiking during hours listed above – General Admission DOES apply.

  • Membership includes FREE general admission to the preserve for a year, and access to the hiking trails daily from dawn to dusk.

  • Plant & gift shop sales – Admission to these areas is FREE. You do not need to pay an admission fee to shop.

  • Senior discount is for ages 65 and older, and is $1 off general admission.

  • There are fees for reserving or renting the Wildlife Observation Deck, Wildlife Pavilion, Community Room, and Secret Garden. Please contact us if you are interested in using these areas for a special event or occasion.

  • There is no additional admission fee for the Butterfly House or Plant Science Center, the General Admission paid for the “park” includes all areas to explore.

One Price - Access to Everything!

 

(General Admission cost is per person and includes

access to all available areas/exhibits)

Please purchase your daily pass

 inside the Visitor Center before exploring the grounds.

Contact Us

info@beechcreekgardens.org

(330) 829-7050

Beech Creek Gardens and these participating organizations & businesses in Stark County have pledged to follow Ohio Health Department's Responsible Restart Ohio sector-specific business guidelines for opening. We have implemented guidelines that protect the health of visitors and employees and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

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Members & children     Free
ages 2 & younger

(ages 3 & older)

We accept cash, credit card, and check.

Due to our transaction fees, there is a $10 minimum to use a credit card.

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Beech Creek Gardens is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that operates on a 181-acre site in Stark County’s Washington Township in the heart of northeast Ohio. We provide educational opportunities and interactive experiences that inspire people to be good stewards of their communities and the world. 

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Beech Creek Gardens and these participating organizations & businesses in Stark County have pledged to follow Ohio Health Department's Responsible Restart Ohio sector-specific business guidelines for opening. We have implemented guidelines that protect the health of visitors and employees and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.