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.

April Canvas, Corks, & Conservation

Have you been missing Canvas, Corks & Conservation? Us too! Join us to sip wine and paint a surprise animal! Why is it a surprise? That’s because we have a special animal guest joining us for a portion of the evening. 

Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Date: Thursday, April, 18th, 2024
April Artist: Sid
April Chat: Helen – Toe-toed Sloth

Ages: Must be 21+ to attend
Tickets: $100 – Limited spots available!

Zoo doors will open at 5:45pm.

IMPORTANT – Please Read

We kindly request that everyone participating in this event follow the guidelines listed below to foster the well-being of our outreach animal. This will be this animal’s first outreach event, so we ask for your help to ensure this is a pleasant experience for both the animal and our guests.

Animal Encounter Information and Guidelines:

Sudden and large movements and loud noises may startle the animal, so please –
Remain calm
Use your inside voices
Keep at least 2 feet from the barrier
Do not reach over the barrier
Do not attempt to touch the animal 

We are so excited for this experience and cannot wait to share it with you!


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