Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day

April 3rd, 2015

The Palm Dome was lit up blue on April 2 for World Autism Awareness Day! ‪



March 10th, 2015

The Conservatory has been around for 100 years! We know that everyone has a unique story and experience in this wonderful building, so now is your chance to share them! Use the hashtag #MMC100 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share your pics and experiences with us! The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory turns 100 this year! Use the hashtag #MMC100 to share your pics and experiences!— Como Zoo (@ComoZoo) March 9, 2015


Fox 9 Stops By To Visit Tropical Encounters!

January 29th, 2015

Dale K and Fox 9 stopped by yesterday and learned about some of the amazing plants we have in Tropical Encounters!

Not only did he get a personal tour from Bryn, one of our Gardeners, but he also got a surprise visit from Zookeeper Bree and Chloe!



Orange Is The New Red in the Sunken Garden!

December 8th, 2014

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attraction at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias. Orange is the new red in the 2014 Holiday Show and will feature a new Poinsettia called Autumn Leaves, a beautiful mix of yellow and pink bracts.  The show will be complimented with the following Poinsettia cultivars:  Orange Spice, Maren, Marco Polo, Premium Apricot, and Sparkling Punch  to give the show more orange, pinks, cinnamon and apricot colors. The two toned yellow Coleus Wild Lime will accent the poinsettias.


The Bat Flower Is Blooming!

November 20th, 2014

Come check out the Bat Flower or Tacca chantrieri in the Palm Dome! Known for its black color, this flower can grow up to 12 inches across and has long ‘whiskers’ that can go grow as long as 28 inches! The Bat Flower is native to tropical regions of Southeast Asia including Thailand, Malaysia, and southern China.