Looking for something fun for your kids to do during winter break? Send them to Como Park Zoo and Conservatory!

Winter Camps are for students in K-1st and 2nd-3rd grade and are full-day sessions packed with fun activities, games, and close encounters with live animals and plants.

$160 per 3-day camp. Pre-registration is required. Morning and afternoon extended care available.

Members receive a 10% discount.




Check back soon for information on 2016 Summer Camps!


Click on the “Current Programs” tab for program listings and registration links.


Spend some time Monkeying Around with your primate pals; discover your creative side with Adventures in Art; take an African Adventure right at Como; or try on the hat of a zookeeper or gardener in Behind-the-Scenes!

Como’s camps focus on expanding each child’s appreciation for the natural world while meeting zookeepers and gardeners, having “behind-the-scenes” experiences and meeting Como’s plant and animal ambassadors up-close!

Qualified and enthusiastic instructors teach camps for children in preschool through eighth grade.  Children are accepted into age-appropriate camps based on the grade they will have completed by the end of the 2015-2016 school year.

Camps are half-day sessions, Monday through Friday. All-day adventures are available by taking a morning and an afternoon camp in the same week, within the same age group. A supervised lunch period is included for full day campers. Children bring their own lunch or a box lunch can be purchased in advance. Extended Care is also available for early drop off or late pick up.

Cost: $130/Camp

$150 for Behind-the-Scenes Camps*

Member Rates: $117/camp

$135 for Behind-the-Scenes Camps*

*Premium price due to increased staff involvement

Extended Care Fee: $10/session

Boxed Lunch Fee: $7


You can register for two camps (morning and afternoon) in the same week within the same age group! Each camp listed below is identified with a companion camp to make scheduling all-day adventures easier.

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, in partnership with the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM), offers summer camp opportunities for youth, ages 8-18, with autism. For more information about these camps or to register, please visit AuSM’s website at or contact AuSM at 651.647.1083.
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