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Cocktails at the Conservatory – Tiki in the Tropics

Plan a date night that takes you far away from winter during the first Cocktails at the Conservatory of 2023. Tickets are on sale and may sell out quickly!

Surround yourself with lush beauty that can’t be found anywhere else in Columbus this time of year. Visitors will take on a tropical scavenger hunt, enjoy transporting music and have special access to the stunning Orchids exhibition. Themed drink samples will be available and food vendors will be on site.

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

Drinks Try free samples of Getaway Brewing, Echo Spirits and Sierra Nevada products and purchase additional drinks from cash bars.

-Getaway Brewing: Bungalow Hazy IPA, Kitty Punch
-Echo Spirits: Spiced Rum, Spiced Tai
-Sierra Nevada: Pale Ale, Tropical Torpedo IPA
Eat Food options available:

-Conservatory Garden Café
-Ono Turo Turo
-Tortilla Street Food
Additional vendors to be announced!
Music & Performances Entertainment during the event:

-Drew Allan will perform island music will set the mood
-Polynesian dancers from Manivic's Dance Company
-Illusionist Ace Cunnings performs magic
Entertainment A fun itinerary for your lil' February getaway:

-Tropical Scavenger Hunt
-Learn about the Orchids exhibition
-Additional entertainment to be announced!
Explore The entire Conservatory is open for you to explore after hours. Spend time with your loved one, take pictures, and enjoy the scenery and more!

-View the gardens and plant collections
-Appreciate the art of Light Raiment II, the Chihuly Collection and El Color - ES
-Shop the Valentine's Sale at Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse
-Support our non-profit mission by making a gift on your way out
Prizes There are a few opportunities to get a little more out of the event.

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


A floor plan will be available shortly!

Community Support

$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.