Our family program is designed for school-aged children ~ kindergarten and up ~ and their grown-ups. These classes involve all members of the family and include unique Como experiences with live plant and animal encounters.
Cost: Starts at $15/person.
An Insider’s Peek of Como
Unlock a bit of mystery as we tour the greenhouse, gardens, and a zoo exhibit without the crowds. Chat with a zookeeper and gardener as they work to get ready for guests and meet a few of Como’s education animals. Enjoy some family fun in a station rotation and find out what makes Como such an amazing place!
Saturday, March 14 8:30a-10:30a
Rise and shine with Como’s animals and see the zoo in a whole new light! Visit the zoo before hours and go behind-the-scenes. During your two-hour experience you’ll hear stories from Como’s fascinating 100 year past, make a special treat for our polar bears, come face-to-face with a hungry (and friendly) giraffe, and meet one of the many zookeepers who make Como Zoo a world class facility. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the zoo wake up around you…
Good Morning Grazers
Wake up on the right side of the bed and spend time with hoofed browsers and grazers at the Zoo! Learn all about these amazing creatures while you prepare our animals a morning treat, observe them as they eat, meet a hoofstock zookeeper, and participate in other fantastic family fun. You do not want to miss it!
Saturday, May 23 8:30a-10:30a
Big Cat Breakfast
Have you ever made breakfast for a tiger? Get to know Como’s big cats as you prepare their breakfast enrichment, observe adaptations and behaviors, and learn about cats in the wild. This class is sure to be a roarin’ good time for the whole family.
Sunday, July 26 8:00a-10:00a
Nothing sounds more fun than spending the ‘prime’ morning hours with some primates! Work as a family to create the perfect enrichment treats for Como’s primate residents, compare your size and shape to primates large and small, and attempt fantastic feats of dexterity. Swing on over!
Saturday, September 19 8:00a-10:00a
To register call 651-487-8272, email us at ComoEducation@ci.stpaul.mn.us. Or, click on the “Current Programs” tab and then click “register” under the class title. Discounted rates are available for members of Como Friends.