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Some field trip favorites include:
- Sparky Shows, returning in 2020!
- The many gardens of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
- Education Programs – enhance your visit with a school/group program; call 651-487-8272 for more information.
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Como Town Amusement Rides
Como Park Picnic Shelter Rentals (Parks Permit Office)
Picnic Pavilion Catering
Como Education Programs
Garden Safari Gifts
*Group lockers are located on the second level of the Visitor Center. Reserve a locker by calling 651-487-8272 or by inquiring at the Visitor Services desk. Locker spaces are considered a booking and therefore fall under the City of Saint Paul Park and Recreation’s standard refund policy. Cost: $10/locker per day.
Where To Eat
This indoor café, located in the Visitor Center, features chef specials, hand-tossed salads, unique grilled sandwiches, Muddy Paws Cheesecake and Starbucks Coffee. Zöbota Café also offers a free wireless internet connection to their customers.
Please call 651-487-8282 for catering information or to coordinate group visits to the Café.
Pier 56 is an outdoor café located near Como Harbor and serves grilled burgers, pizza, salads, and kid’s meal favorites including hot dogs and chicken nuggets. Pier 56 is located in the heart of Como Zoo and serving up scrumptious food!
Food Carts at Como Zoo
Visit the antique popcorn wagon, an ice cream cart or the Dippin’ Dots cart for a refreshing treat during your visit to the Zoo. The food carts are located throughout the Zoo and are open seasonally.
Zöbota Café, Pier 56 and the food carts do not accept checks.
Picnic tables are available first come – first serve in Como Park, located across Midway Parkway near the Palm Lot parking lot and Como Town Amusements.
Picnic shelters in Como Park can also be reserved by calling the St. Paul Parks and Recreation Parks Permit Office at 651-632-5111.
Grassy areas are also available for picnic-style lunches.