Conductor of the Day
All aboard!!! The Conservatory offers train enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to be Conductor of the Day, during the run of Boomtown: The Barbary Coast at the Conservatory of Flowers.
How do I participate in Conductor of the Day?
- Email Betsy Nichols, at email@example.com, to reserve a date.
- Arrive at the Conservatory at 9:30 am on the morning of your visit. One of our staff will personally host your event.
- Upon arrival, your conductor or conductors will receive his or her own train whistle and engineer’s hat.
- Enjoy exclusive use of the exhibit room until the 10:00am opening time. View the trains, explore the exhibit, and get your picture made in the photo booth ($5.00 fee).
- Beginning at 10:00am, your party is invited to explore the other greenhouses and flora in the Conservatory’s Highlands, Lowlands, and Potted Plants galleries for as long as you wish.
It’s the perfect way to spend a winter birthday, or just to show someone you think they’re a special Conductor!
Conductor of the Day runs through April 14, 2013. For more information, contact Membership and Development Associate Betsy Nichols, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boomtown: Barbary Coast at the Conservatory of Flowers, the historic conservatory’s 5th Annual Garden Railway, introduces an entirely new layout that brings to miniature life the colorful history of the city after the 1848 discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill. In an enchanting display landscaped with hundreds of dwarf plants and several water features, model trains wend their way along miniature docks crowded with replicas of the clipper ships that brought fortune seekers to California, then zip past whimsical recreations of the city’s most important landmarks of the day, including Portsmouth Square, Chinatown’s Waverly Place, and Maiden Lane where many a greenhorn was parted from his gold.