Sensory-Friendly Information

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is an energetic, colorful place full of sensory stimuli, and we know this environment can be overwhelming for some guests. These are some ways that Como strives to provide a positive, welcoming experience for every visitor.

Visual Schedule and Sensory Map

Plan out your day before you head to Como!

Visual Schedule

Sensory Map

Social Narrative 

Created in collaboration with the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM), this guide helps visitors reduce their anxiety about new experiences by explaining what to expect step-by-step as they explore the Zoo and Conservatory.

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Social Narrative

Autism Friendly Early Entry

Join us from 9-10 a.m. during the listed dates for an inclusive experience at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Spend time exploring exhibits, and activities designed for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Use the “social narrative” and the “create your own visual schedule” to help prepare you for your Autism Friendly Early Entry day.

2019 Dates

August 11, 14, 25 and 28

September 8 and 11

October 13 and 16

November 10 and 13

   December  8 and 11