***PRE-PAID ADMISSION TO THE WINTER CARNIVAL ORCHID SHOW IS REQUIRED TO ENTER THE CONSERVATORY ON JANUARY 29 AND 30.***
Admission into the Conservatory for Winter Carnival Orchid Show weekend (regardless if you are coming or the Orchid Show or not) will be $5 for adults, and $4 for Como Friends Member, seniors 55+, and children under 12. Entrance to the Conservatory will be through the Japanese Garden Gates. The Conservatory will be a one-way walking path through the Orchid Show, exiting at the main Visitor Center door. Those attending the Orchid Show may attend the zoo after. Prepayment by credit card and advanced reservations will be required.
During the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, all things cold are celebrated. One event stands out and gives attendees a way to escape to the tropics without even getting on a plane; the Winter Carnival Orchid Show at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory on January 29 and 30, 2022, from 10am – 4pm.
Now in its 47th year, the Winter Carnival Orchid Show has become the premier winter event for orchid lovers throughout the Midwest. Hundreds of orchid plants owned by the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, the Orchid Society of Minnesota members, as well as individual and commercial orchid growers, will transform the Conservatory into a tropical wonderland where instead of King Boreas, orchids rule. Besides witnessing the beautiful plants and displays, vendors will be offering plants and other wares.
Come see orchids in a tropical setting, learn about orchid culture from our outstanding members and vendors, and have the ability to purchase quality orchids from our excellent vendors. Orchid plants and orchid-related items will be for sale from the following vendors: Arnold J. Klehm Growers Inc., Deerwood Orchids, New World Orchids, and Sophie’s Orchids.
The Winter Carnival Orchid Show will be held on January 29th and 30th at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in Saint Paul from 10am to 4pm.