Three Big Happenings at Como This Weekend! Immerse yourself in the Tropics, enjoy a new flower show, and groove to live music!
Join Us for a Tropical Oasis Weekend
Flee winter at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory during “Tropical Oasis Weekend”, 10am – 4pm. January 14, 15, & 16. Enjoy free special activities throughout the zoo and conservatory with animal enrichments, crafts, games, and interactive stations. Discover the hidden gems and the secrets of Como’s Tropical Encounters exhibit with a scavenger hunt. Guests will encounter freshwater stingrays, river turtles, frogs, toads, fish, free-roaming birds, an anaconda and Chloe the sloth. They will also view rainforest trees and plants including strangler fig, kapok, cecropia, annatto, mahogany, peach palm, balsa, ice cream bean and more. Where else can you experience a tropical getaway this far north of the equator?
Opening Saturday. January 14 and running to March 19 is the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory’s Winter Flower Show. The 2023 Winter Flower Show will feature a variety of pinks and purple designed to help you forget about the weather outside. Main plants featured will be cyclamen, azaleas, camellias, veltheimia, cineraria and foxgloves.
On Sunday afternoons stroll the tropical gardens with a beer or wine as live, local musicians perform from 4:30-6:30pm at Como’s “Music Under Glass” free concert series. On January 15th Café Accordion Orchestra (CAO) performs an eclectic mix full of French flare, Latin heat and Bohemian attitude. The heart of the CAO repertoire is the romantic, Parisian valse-musette. The group complements the musettes with Parisian hot club, swing, ballads, tangos, cha chas, rumbas, and cumbias to create a wonderfully varied show.