Know Before You Go: To ensure the safety of staff and guests, we've made modifications to the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please review our updated FAQs (FPZ and SZ) before your visit. Members:​ Online reservations are required for your visit.


Cocktails for Conservation

March 25, 6:00 - 7:00 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.

wild things logoThis series is presented in partnership with The Wild Things, Zoo New England’s emerging leaders and young professional group. This group supports our conservation mission by organizing events to raise awareness. The group is led by a dedicated Executive Committee and provides members with unique and fun opportunities to volunteer, network, and socialize for a shared cause. Get involved!


Price: $15 per session

"Door" Prizes Include: 

  • Behind-the-Scenes Tours of sloth at Stone Zoo or red panda at Franklin Park Zoo
  • $50 Short Path Distillery Gift Certificate
  • Four general daytime admission tickets to Zoo New England

Winning names will be selected at the end of each session!


Keeping Our World Wild:
Zoo New England’s Commitment to Saving Species and Inspiring Tomorrow’s Conservation Leaders

March 25

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Have you wondered what really happens behind the scenes at the zoo? During Cocktails for Conservation this March, we'll be sitting down to chat with our conservation team! Grab a beverage of your choice and join us to discuss breeding programs, work with project partners across the globe, and the fieldwork happening right in our own backyard to protect rare and threatened species.


bryan windmiller

Bryan Windmiller
Director of Conservation

malu celli

Malu Celli
Vice President of Animal Care

caitlin andujar

Caitlin Andujar
Education Program Manager


emilie wilder

Emilie Wilder,
Field Conservation Program Manager

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.

Shake, stir, and mix it up while you tune in with this month's custom cocktail!
Short Path Distillery is offering a 15% off discount code on the shop for all non-alcoholic items using code "FRANKLINPARKZOO" at checkout. Valid through 3/31/21. 

Monkey Business" Cocktail Recipe:
• 1 1/2oz Short Path Distillery Gin
• 1/2oz Short Path Distillery Triple Sec
• 1oz Cranberry Juice
• 1/4oz Lemon Juice
• 1/2oz Blood Orange Juice
• 1/2oz Simple Syrup
Add all ingredients to a shaker tin filled with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

cocktail"Tropical Forest Punch" Mocktail Recipe:
• 1oz Lime Juice
• 4oz Orange Juice
• 4oz Pineapple Juice
• 2oz Coconut milk

Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice, and shake until chilled. Strain into a glass filled with ice, and garnish with an orange wheel.