Join us in combining your thirst for creativity with our mission for conservation! Roosevelt Park Zoo’s Canvas, Corks & Conservation is an adult-only painting class that will inspire your love for the natural world through guided paint classes. We will provide your canvas, paints, and all other materials needed to create your masterpiece. All you need to provide is the wine! All money raised will be donated to the Zoo’s Change For Change Conservation directly benefiting wild animals and wild places.

February Canvas, Corks & Conservation
Join us for a partner project!

Embracing the spirit of Valentines or Palentines, we invite you to spend an evening sipping your favorite wine and creating a masterpiece with your partner or a friend! 

Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Date: Thursday, February, 15, 2024
February Artist: TBD
February Chat: Mates (or pals) for life
February Theme: Doves

Ages: Must be 21+ to attend
Tickets: $75 for 2 people
(one ticket grants access to you + one other person)

ONLY 12 TICKETS AVAIBLE (that’s 12 couples – 24 people) FOR THIS EVENT

Zoo doors will open at 6pm.

Have an extra hair dryer? Bring it with you to help your painting dry faster!


Conservation for 2024

Funds raised through Canvas, Corks & Conservation will be invested into the Zoo’s Change For Change Conservation Fund. Your participation helps ensure the survival of wild animals and wild places. Roosevelt Park Zoo’s Change For Change Conservation Fund distributes money to organizations such as Giraffe Conservation Alliance, Okapi Conservation Project, Prairie Wildlife Research and AZA SAFE programs. Thank you for being a part of the change!

Your Impact in 2017

With your help we were able to raise $3,000+ to AZA SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction) through Canvas, Corks & Conservation in 2017. As an AZA-accredited facility, we have a unique responsibly and opportunity to help slow species declines and extinction. AZA SAFE is an initiative to identify threats, develop action plans, raise new resources and engage the public. Visit to learn more about AZA Safe and how you can help.

Past Paintings