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Orchid Adventure Preview Party

Orchid Adventure Preview Party

Franklin Park Zoo

February 1, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

21+ Event

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Be among the first to witness breathtaking orchid displays before Orchid Adventure officially opens to the public on February 2. See rare species and exotic hybrids in an immersive experience that combines the enchantment of the animal kingdom with the delicate beauty of orchids.

Enjoy a selection of light refreshments as you mingle with fellow orchid enthusiasts. Make an orchid-gami flower craft, or attend an orchid planting workshop. Learn from skilled horticulturists as they demonstrate proper orchid care, potting techniques, and more. Attend a lecture by Neela de Zoysa, an instructor in botany and plant taxonomy, who serves on Zoo New England's Conservation Advisory Committee. She began her research career in Sri Lanka, home to many tropical orchids, and teaches locally at the Native Plant Trust and at The Boston Architectural College.

Members: $70 | Non-Members: $75

Tickets include a glass of champagne, signature drink from Boston Harbor Distillery and a selection of desserts, compliments of Seasons 52. A cash bar will be available.

The event takes place in the always balmy Tropical Forest, home to gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs, pygmy hippos and more fascinating species.

Proceeds support the operation and continued growth of Franklin Park Zoo, its education programs and conservation initiatives.