The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens offer its popular Cocktails at the Conservatory series.

Who says you have to stick to happy hour at the bar? The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens continues to offer its popular Cocktails at the Conservatory series. Each Thursday from 5:30 to 10 p.m., the enclosed Veridian filled with foliage and art comes alive for guests 21 and over. Live entertainment and small plates prepared by the Conservatory café are a weekly staple, and rotating signature cocktails incorporate seasonal flavors and colors. The evening soiree has been such a hit since it began during the fall of 2008 that it has sustained long past the estimated run. "The plan was to do it for a few months until the weather turned us back," said Lori Kingston, marketing director at the Conservatory, "and it turned out that we've had enough of a following that we've never stopped."

Admission to Cocktails at the Conservatory is $11. For more, visit FPConservatory.org