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Cocktails at the Conservatory – It’s Gonna Be May

Get ready for a blast from the past at It’s Gonna Be May—a Cocktails at the Conservatory event, with a nostalgic throwback to the iconic 90s! Sip on cocktail samples reminiscent of the era’s favorites as you groove to the tunes of The Wet Bandits, a rockin’ 90s cover band, and put your knowledge to the test with 90’s themed trivia. Dive into your favorite 90’s games including Yahtzee, Twister, hopscotch, double dutch and classic arcade games like Donkey Kong and Super Mario for a dose of retro fun. Dust off your best 90s attire, as your favorite neon, flannel, and denim looks are not just encouraged but celebrated.

Cocktails at the Conservatory events are 5:30-9:30pm and strictly 21+. IDs will be checked at the door. Reservations are required for all guests, including all member levels and Monarchs.

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.

The Plan

Drinks Try free samples until 9pm from local alcohol vendors and purchase additional drinks from cash bars.

Watershed Distillery: Cosmo Problems
Echo Spirits: Isla Nublar
Cleveland Whiskey: Bourbon Berry Lemonade
Noble Cut Distillery: Italian Margarita

Eat Food options available:

-Conservatory Garden Café
-Ninja Bowl
-Ralphs Mystery Food
-Broke Johnny
Music & Entertainment The Wet Bandits: 90's Cover Band
Giant Games: Giant Twister, Donkey Kong Arcade Game, Super Mario Arcade Game, Giant Yahtzee, Giant Beer Pong, Giant Jenga and Giant Connect Four
90's Themed Trivia : Sporcle
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.
Prizes -Passport: Complete and turn in your event passport to be entered into a raffle for a prize package!




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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. 

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.

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.

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.