The Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnatiís Eden Park has long been a favored place to get in touch with nature. The historic conservatory, with its signature greenhouses, may have just celebrated its 75th year, but is keeping up with the times.
Now visitors can stroll through the Krohnís exotic and colorful plant collections with their iPods or other MPEG-4 compatible device for a personal learning tour.
The iPod tour is a partnership of the conservatory, the Primax Group, Cincinnati Public Schools' Zoo Academy, Sound Images, and Apple.
Hereís how it works: you can download the free MPEG-4 files from the Krohnís new virtual tour web site onto your iPod or compatible device. The files will guide you through each of the Krohnís three botanical houses: the Palm House, the Desert House and the Fern House, highlighting several of the houses popular plants. There are also informational downloads about the history and current setup of the conservatory.
Tours are free at Krohn, but the conservatory has a gift shop and accepts donations.
Writer: Feoshia Henderson
Source: Krohn Conservatory