Slither in to Como Park Zoo & Conservatory October 18-20 and get eyeball-to-eyeball with some of our resident creepy crawly bugs and spiders. Use your creativity to make a spider craft, and learn more about creepy carnivorous plants.
Get up close to interesting bio-facts. Many of the this weekend’s featured animals are our behind-the-scenes critters not often seen by the everyday visitor. These interesting insects and stunning spiders are often the STARS in our top-notch classes and programs.
Some of the creatures featured include:
• Giant Cave Cockroaches
• Giant African Millipede
• Special Gardener & Zookeeper Talks all weekend!
The honor of choosing the name for Como Zoo’s baby male giraffe was bestowed upon the many great and talented volunteers that help make Como Park Zoo & Conservatory bloom 365 days a year. With over 100 names suggested by the dedicated crew, zoo staff whittled it down to three finalists:
Elliott (a nod to the movie E.T.)
Fonzie (Ayyyyy, he’s so cool!)
Sota (he’s a MinneSOTA boy!)
Beginning Friday, October 18, and continuing through Como’s special Creepy-Crawly Creature Awareness Weekend (October 18-20), visitors to Como Park Zoo & Conservatory will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite of the three. Ballot boxes will be stationed around Como for guests to vote for one of the three names. Voting will end at 4pm Sunday, October 20 and the winner will be announced on Como’s social media pages on Monday, October 21.