The Muttart Conservatory is now open!

The Muttart was closed for 18 months for a $13.3 million rehabilitation to replace aging facility systems. The remaining 5 months of the closure were in response to pandemic public health orders.

The rehabilitation work is complete and was finished on time and on budget. Read more about the renewal work.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at MoveLearnPlay. Members and Pass Holders may re-book tickets online or scan their pass in person.

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Putrella's 2017 Bloom

Putrella (Pew-trella) is a "Giant Corpse Flower" or "Titum Arum", nature's tallest flowering plant. When in bloom, the extraordinary flower is able to reach heights of over 10 feet. It's also the world's stinkiest flower, emitting a putrid smell to attract pollinators such as carrion beetles.

Due to its enormous size, a massive amount of time and energy is needed for a corpse flower to bloom. Because of this, it goes through years of growth and dormancy stages. When the plant has finally stored enough energy, it sends out a bud. Within approximately six weeks, the bud has turned into an enormous bloom that will last for only two to four days.

The 275 pound tuber arrived at the Muttart in August 2012, and has been growing in its own custom-made flower pot ever since.

When will it bloom? How long will it flower for? Learn the answers to this and other Frequently Asked Questions.