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Cocktails for Conservation

Feb. 17 & Mar. 10, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for our virtual happy hour series, where you'll hear from Zoo experts and learn more about the passion, care and commitment that fuels our work to save species from extinction and inspires caring and action on behalf of wildlife and wild places. This is a great opportunity to plan a virtual meet-up with friends, learn about the natural world and enjoy your favorite cocktail from the comfort of your own home. All proceeds support Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo.



Non-Members: $20/Single Session | $50/Three-Session Bundle
$15/Single Session | $35/Three-Session Bundle
(Membership discount includes General Zoo, Conservation Society, or Wild Things Members)

"Door" Prizes Include: 

• Zoo New England's Conservation Society Membership
• A Behind-the-Scenes Tour 
• Legacy Gift Box with a fine collection of cheeses from Cabot Creamery
• $25 Short Path Distillery Gift Certificate
Winning names will be selected at the end of each session!


February: The Mating Game

Thursday, February 17
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a lively chat about the private lives of animals with Dr. Rory Browne. What are the similarities and differences between human and animal courtship? What do techniques animals use to attract mates teach us about friendship and romance? Join us for titillating tales from the animal kingdom and learn about the behind-the-scenes work that leads to love. You may just find that there are more similarities than differences between people and their non-human relatives!
This talk is geared toward adults.

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Rory Brown
Rory Browne, D.Phil.
Historian and former Boston College Professor

Nora Lee
Education Program Manager

Shortpath Distillery Cocktail Recipe


  • 2oz Hibiscus Rum
  • 1/2oz Lime
  • 1/2oz Pineapple Juice
  • 3/4oz Simple syrup

Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well. Double strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a lime wheel.

March: Exhibit Design

Thursday, March 10
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

What goes in to building an animal’s habitat? How does exhibit design vary from species to species? Join us this month as we discuss the many aspects of exhibit design – from the planning phase, to building, to the research for determining each species' particular habitat needs. We'll hear from Zoo New England’s President and CEO, John Linehan and Chief Operating Officer, Bob Chabot, and learn about the hard work and dedication that's gone into building our new outdoor gorilla habitat!

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John Linehan
John Linehan
Zoo New England President & CEO

Bob Chabot
Chief Operating Officer

caitlin andujar
Caitlin Andujar
Development Officer

Zoom Information

  • A Zoom link will be sent to the email used for registration the morning of the event. Please feel free to arrive to the Zoom session a few minutes early.
  • The Zoom link is valid to log-in to one device.
  • We ask that you refrain from recording the program.
  • This event is geared towards an adult audience.
  • If our scheduled event is disrupted by weather or an unstable internet connection, we will work to re-schedule.