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Cocktails at the Conservatory

Cheers from the Conservatory! Cocktails at the Conservatory returns for fun nights with friends at a venue like no other. Each event features a new theme, a rotating cast of local drink vendors, live music, access to the Conservatory, and more.

Savor local sips and snacks as you revel in the gardens at golden hour. These 21+ events are a unique opportunity to experience the Conservatory with your peers as the entire facility is open. Can’t wait to host you and your friend group for a party with a purpose on these special evenings!

Reserving tickets in advance is required for all guests, including all member levels and Monarchs; tickets will not be sold at the door and may sell out leading up to the event. IDs are required. FAQs are available below.

Event Dates & Themes

Select an event to learn more and reserve tickets!

The Plan

Drink A rotating cast of local breweries, distilleries and wineries serving theme-inspired drinks throughout the rest of the night.
Eat To satisfy your munchies, themed local food trucks will be on site.
Explore The entire Conservatory is open for you to explore after hours. Hang out with friends, take pictures, and enjoy the scenery in our beautiful green spaces.
Hang Out Lawn games and activities + interactive experiences with our horticulture and education teams.
Jam Out Enjoy live music from local bands, DJs, and artists.
Give Back Help out while you have fun; these events help support the Conservatory's positive community impact.

Event Sponsors

November 3 – Throwback Thursday (’80s)

Sponsorships available!

Become A Sponsor

Cocktails at the Conservatory Photo Gallery

Frequently Asked Questions

Please be sure to review all of our visitation and safety policies before your visit.


Wheelchairs and motorized scooters are available for free on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Designated parking spaces are available near the Main Entrance. Guests can be dropped off a short distance from the Main Entrance if necessary.

Service Animals are the only animals permitted at the Conservatory.

Please contact us with any specific accessibility concerns.

Are these events 21+?

Yes, these are cocktail party-style events where alcohol will be served. IDs will be required. These events are a special opportunity for adults to enjoy the Conservatory with their peers

Do I need to reserve tickets?

Yes, advance reservations are required for each event, including for all member levels and Monarchs. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Reservations will close at midnight the evening before the event date. Reservations may sell out before then! Reservations can be made on each event page. 

Tickets are $30 for the public and $25 for Conservatory members.

Are refunds available?

No, tickets are final sale and non-refundable. This includes refunds for the weather as the events can be moved inside.

Please contact us with any issues.

Are these events weather dependent?

No, the entire indoor Conservatory is open during the events so they will not be canceled due to weather. Activities and vendors will be moved to rain locations if need be.

Refunds are not available due to weather.

What’s included in a reservation?

The entire Conservatory is open during Cocktails events! Access to the Conservatory’s indoor and outdoor experiences and current exhibitions is included in a reservation. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden will close at dark.

Activities are included with the cost of a ticket and do not require additional reservations.

Reservations also include alcohol samples from each alcohol vendor. Additional drinks can only be purchased from the designated cash bars. Food may be purchased from local food trucks on site.

Is there a dress code?

There is no formal dress code for any of the events. They are cocktail parties, and guests are encouraged to wear fun outfits, especially if they match the theme of the event.

Be sure to keep the weather in mind!

Are outside food or beverages permitted?

No, outside food and beverages will not be permitted. We kindly ask that you support the cash bar and local vendors.

Is there parking available?

Yes, the Conservatory has a free parking lot for guests located off of East Broad Street. Guests can also be dropped off or picked up in front of the Main Entrance. Please see our map.

If necessary, additional parking is available at the Franklin Park Adventure Center.

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