PROGRAMS

FEB | APR | JUN | AUG | OCT | DEC

FEB

Polar Bear Enrichment

 

2/10/18
8:30-10:00AM
These amazing bears can weigh 1,000 pounds or more. Meet a polar bear zookeeper to learn how they train these white giants, prepare and observe polar bear enrichment, and explore the award-winning Polar Bear Odyssey exhibit without the crowds!

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APR

Orchid Odyssey

 

4/21/18
8:30-10:00AM
There are over 30,000 different species of orchids worldwide. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Orchid House in the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory to see our extensive orchid collection. Meet a gardener, learn orchid basics, and receive tips to help you grow orchids at home.

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JUN

Primate Enrichment

 

6/16/18
8:30-10:00AM
Prepare breakfast enrichment for Como's apes and monkeys. Learn about the individual characteristics that each primate uses to forage, travel, and communicate, then take home some conservation tips to help primates around the world!

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AUG

Japanese Gardens

 

8/25/18
8:30-10:00AM
Nature therapy at its finest! Learn about the fascinating history of Como’s garden as well as the basic design elements of Japanese Gardens around the world. Explore “The Ordway Gardens – A Japanese Collection” before public hours and speak with a horticulturist.

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OCT

Big Cat Enrichment

 

10/21/18
8:30-10:00AM
Create enrichment items for our big cats and observe the fun without the crowds! Learn more about why we provide enrichment, the dangers big cats face in the wild, and the conservation efforts in place to protect these magnificent animals.


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DEC

Como: An Insider’s Look

 

12/15/18
8:30-10:00AM
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. You'll discover what makes Como such a magical place!

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