A family event to ring in the “Zoo” year that is so fun, we’re doing it twice! On December 31 and January 1 Como Park Zoo & Conservatory will be filled with dancing, games, special animal enrichment, a DJ, and a countdown to noon when we rain down from above hundreds of thousands of pieces of colorful biodegradable confetti.
Ring in the New Year at Como! Bring the whole family from 10am – 1pm and help us celebrate with our party animals. We’ve ditched the plastic beach ball drop and made an environmental choice to go GREEN….and BLUE and RED and YELLOW and PURPLE and ORANGE as we rain down from above hundreds of thousands of pieces of colorful biodegradable confetti at HIGH NOON on December 31 and again on January 1.
Kids can make their own count-down craft, take a silly selfie at our selfie station, get creative at our face painting station, and parents can chat with our friends from Xcel Energy about ways to save some “green” on their energy bills.
There will be games, dancing, zookeeper talks, giveaways, and contests as we count down to the Noon Year.
Noon Year’s Celebration is free with activities from 10am-1pm on Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1st in Como Park Zoo & Conservatory’s Visitor Center.
10:00-1:00 – Visitor Center Activities
Make your own Countdown Craft!
Do-it-yourself Face Painting Station!
Picture yourself at the Silly Selfie Station!
Boomer Ball Bowling!
Noisemakers & Hats as we near our NOON celebration!
Recycling drop off for Holiday Lights, cell phones and handheld electronics.
Chat with our friends at Xcel Energy to learn more about how you can save on energy costs in the new year and play a giant game of connect four!
Kidsdance & Twin Cities Road Crew Countdown at 11:59:50 – Countdown to Noon & Massive Confetti Drop!
10:30 Polar Bear Program ~ 11:00 – Zookeeper Talk
11:30 – Gorilla Program ~ 12:30 – Snow Leopard Program