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Hop Into Spring March 25 & 26
Spring is almost here…can you feel it in the air? Show your excitement by jumping up and down…or how about hopping? March 25 & 26 we celebrate spring with the opening of the Spring Flower Show and a special “Hop Into Spring Weekend” with games, crafts, activities, special ambassador animals, SPIRE Sparky Shows and more!
Cell Phone Recycling March 25 & 26
Gorillas on the Line…Answer the Call! Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is partnering with Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) institutions across the globe for Gorillas on the Line, a cell phone recycling initiative. Looking around your own home is a great way to start; almost everyone has one or two outdated devices laying around. Visitors…
Como’s Summer Teen Volunteer Program Returns! Application Now Being Accepted!
We are so excited to bring back Nature Walk, Como’s summer youth volunteer program for rising 8th – 12th graders. Program runs mid-June through mid-August. Training days in May and June. For more details and to apply, click HERE!
With a heavy heart, we say goodbye to Daisy
It is with heavy hearts that Como Zoo announces the passing of a beloved member of its reticulated giraffe herd, Daisy. Daisy, 23, suffered from severe degenerative arthritis which, for a large herbivore who spends 20 hours a day on her feet, can be crippling. It was apparent that it had affected her mobility, her…
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Music Under Glass Final Sunday – February 26 4:30-6:30
Join us in the tropical gardens, and beat the “winter-blahs” as live, local musicians play blues, bluegrass and ballads from 4:30-6:30pm. The concerts are free and beer and wine will be available to purchase. No reservations required. These concerts are standing room only. Because of fire code regulations, there are no chairs set-up.
A PolarPalooza Weekend! February 18, 19 & 20
Como’s the cool place to be this Presidents’ Day weekend for “PolarPalooza”, 10am – 4pm February 18, 19, & 20.
Join us for Bouquets, a night of extraordinary wine, beer, food, and fun
POSTPONED TO MARCH 23RD, 2023 | 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Please register for the event by February 1, 2023 REGISTER FOR EVENT COME IN FROM THE COLD AND FEEL YOUR SENSES UNFURL IN THE BALMY BEAUTY OF BOUQUETS, AN INTIMATE, AFTER-HOURS BENEFIT FOR COMO PARK ZOO & CONSERVATORY, PRESENTED BY COMO FRIENDS From the…
Tickets on sale now for the Winter Carnival Orchid Show!
***A SEPARATE, PRE-PAID RESERVATION AND ADMISSION TO THE WINTER CARNIVAL ORCHID SHOW IS REQUIRED TO ENTER THE CONSERVATORY ON JANUARY 28 AND 29.*** Those attending the Orchid Show may attend the zoo after. Those attending the zoo may not attend the Conservatory without a pre-paid ticket. Those coming just to visit the Conservatory’s gardens will still need…
Virtual Visit to the Winter Flower Show
Winter Flower ShowJanuary 14 through March 19, 2023The 2023 Winter Flower Show will feature a variety of pinks and purple designed to help you forget about the weather outside. Main plants featured will be cyclamen, azaleas, camellias, veltheimia, cineraria and foxgloves.
Valentine’s Dinner In The Conservatory – Reservations are now being accepted through January 27th!
Special MLK Weekend Activities! Three Fun Filled Days for the Old & Young, January 14-16
Three Big Happenings at Como This Weekend! Immerse yourself in the Tropics, enjoy a new flower show, and groove to live music!
Como Says Goodbye To Amanda
It is with great sadness that we share the news that one of Como’s most loved animals has passed away. Our female hybrid orangutan, Amanda, was humanely euthanized at the age of 46 on Saturday morning. A team of specialists from the University of Minnesota and our dedicated zoo staff recently immobilized Amanda to try…