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Cocktails at the Conservatory – Around the World

This event is SOLD OUT! Tickets are still available for the remaining Cocktails at the Conservatory

Take a trip around the world during Cocktails at the Conservatory!

Without ever leaving the botanical gardens, guests can enjoy cocktails, food and entertainment that spans the globe. Guests can also trek through worldly exhibitions and spot plants found in deserts, mountains, rainforests and more. Additional event details are available now below!

Cocktails at the Conservatory events are 5:30-9:30pm and strictly 21+. IDs will be checked at the door. Advance reservations are required for all guests, including all member levels and Monarchs, and close at midnight before the event. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

What To Expect


Frequently Asked Questions

What To Expect

An event map and passport will serve as your guides to the event! Pick them up when you check in at the Visitor Center.

Drinks Expand your palate with globally-inspired cocktail samples from 3 local distilleries and 1 international distillery and purchase additional drinks from cash bars.

Echo Spirits: Pineapple Rum cocktail
Noble Cut Distillery: Limoncello
Watershed Distillery: Midnight in Tulum
Bacardi: Mango Yuzu Batida
Eat Food options from a variety of cuisines will be available:

-Conservatory Garden Café
-Conservatory Food Truck
-Two Fatt Indians
-Taquito's Truck
-Red Head Chef
-Ninja Bowl
Guided Biome Tours Discover the Conservatory's four interior biomes and learn how cocktail samples are connected to them.

Tours begin at 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm
Music & Performances Enjoy hourly music and performances from different cultures:

-Night Music DJ: DJ and performer emcee

-7pm: GOREE Drum and Dance
-8pm: El Corazon de Mexico-Ballet Folklorico
-9pm: Master Gao Martial Arts

More details announced shortly!
Entertainment -Ace Cunnings: Roaming illusionist

-FPC Lawn Games: Giant Connect Four, Cornhole, Giant Jenga, Beer Pong
Explore The entire Conservatory is open for you to explore after hours. Spend time with friends, enjoy the scenery, take pictures and more:

-Gardens: View the botanical gardens and plant collections
--Art: Appreciate the art of Light Raiment II and the Chihuly Collection
-Topiaries and Trains: Add the topiaries of Garden Safari to your itinerary or make a stop at the Paul Busse Garden Railway
-Gift Shop: Shop for a houseplant or gift at Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse
Prizes There are a few opportunities to make this a truly winning experience:

-Passport: Complete and turn in your event passport to be entered into a raffle for a prize package from one of the event vendors
-Survey: Participate in the post-event survey to be entered to win two admission tickets


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Sponsors & Community Support

Presenting Sponsor

Major Sponsor

$5 of every ticket sold to Cocktails at the Conservatory is donated to support the Conservatory’s non-profit mission. By attending, guests help fund programs that educate children, ensure community access to nature and spread gardens throughout the city. To see the results of your impact, subscribe to Conservatory Cultivators, a quarterly blog that shares happy stories of impact.


Frequently Asked Questions


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 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 (join now!).

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?

Access to the Conservatory’s indoor and outdoor experiences and current exhibitions. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden will close at dark.

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 the Conservatory dining and food trucks.

The entertainment is included with the cost of a ticket and does not require additional reservations.

$5 of every ticket is donated to the Conservatory’s non-profit mission, supporting outreach, access, and education programs. Visitors make a difference just by visiting and can see the results of their impact by subscribing to the Conservatory Cultivators.

Is there a dress code?

There is no formal dress code for this event. It is a cocktail party, 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.