EVENTS CALENDAR

February 2017
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Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

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Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

3

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

4

‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Primate Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
11:30 am

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

5

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Primate Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
11:30 am

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Music Under Glass Featuring Sister Tree

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
4:30 pm

Live music from some of the Twin Cities finest musicians perform in the Sunken Garden Sunday\'s January 1 - March 5 from 4:30-6:30. The music is also piped in to the Palm Dome and North Garden for your listening and strolling enjoyment. Beer and wine available to purchase. (Please note: no shows on January 29 and February 12)

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‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

7

‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

8

‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

9

‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

10

‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

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Enchanted Evening - A Valentine’s Dining Experience - SOLD OUT

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
12:00 am

This Valentine’s Day, don’t just give your sweetheart flowers; take them where they can dine amongst them.

Enjoy candle-lit tables throughout the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory amongst the three featured gardens, each with its own unique characteristics from the intimate North Garden with lush vegetation to the Sunken Garden with the color and scents of a picturesque warm summer day.

Live musicians play as Lancer Catering serves a double entrée, gourmet dinner.
MORE

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Primate Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
11:30 am

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

12

Enchanted Evening - A Valentine’s Dining Experience - SOLD OUT

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

 

2/21/2017
12:00 am
This Valentine’s Day, don’t just give your sweetheart flowers; take them where they can dine amongst them.

Enjoy candle-lit tables throughout the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory amongst the three featured gardens, each with its own unique characteristics from the intimate North Garden with lush vegetation to the Sunken Garden with the color and scents of a picturesque warm summer day.

Live musicians play as Lancer Catering serves a double entrée, gourmet dinner.
MORE

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Primate Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
11:30 am

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

13

Enchanted Evening - A Valentine’s Dining Experience - SOLD OUT

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

 

2/21/2017
12:00 am
This Valentine’s Day, don’t just give your sweetheart flowers; take them where they can dine amongst them.

Enjoy candle-lit tables throughout the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory amongst the three featured gardens, each with its own unique characteristics from the intimate North Garden with lush vegetation to the Sunken Garden with the color and scents of a picturesque warm summer day.

Live musicians play as Lancer Catering serves a double entrée, gourmet dinner.
MORE

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

14

Enchanted Evening - A Valentine’s Dining Experience - SOLD OUT

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
12:00 am

This Valentine’s Day, don’t just give your sweetheart flowers; take them where they can dine amongst them.

Enjoy candle-lit tables throughout the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory amongst the three featured gardens, each with its own unique characteristics from the intimate North Garden with lush vegetation to the Sunken Garden with the color and scents of a picturesque warm summer day.

Live musicians play as Lancer Catering serves a double entrée, gourmet dinner.
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Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

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‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

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‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

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‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

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‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

Books, Botany and Beasts

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Big, Bad Wolf? Five Little Monkeys? Bring your mini-beasts to this event celebrating animal characters from some of our favorite children\'s books. Some of the animal exhibits will even be transformed into a storybook wonderland. Make a wacky zebra craft, attend special hourly story times, add to our \"group story\" and observe what some of the zoo \"beasts\" do with books! And they all lived happily ever after…

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Primate Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
11:30 am

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

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‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

Books, Botany and Beasts

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Big, Bad Wolf? Five Little Monkeys? Bring your mini-beasts to this event celebrating animal characters from some of our favorite children\'s books. Some of the animal exhibits will even be transformed into a storybook wonderland. Make a wacky zebra craft, attend special hourly story times, add to our \"group story\" and observe what some of the zoo \"beasts\" do with books! And they all lived happily ever after…

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Primate Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
11:30 am

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Music Under Glass Featuring the The Bad Companions

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
4:30 pm

Live music from some of the Twin Cities finest musicians perform in the Sunken Garden Sunday's January 1 - March 5 from 4:30-6:30. The music is also piped in to the Palm Dome and North Garden for your listening and strolling enjoyment. Beer and wine available to purchase. (Please note: no shows on January 29 and February 12)

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Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Books, Botany and Beasts

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Big, Bad Wolf? Five Little Monkeys? Bring your mini-beasts to this event celebrating animal characters from some of our favorite children\'s books. Some of the animal exhibits will even be transformed into a storybook wonderland. Make a wacky zebra craft, attend special hourly story times, add to our \"group story\" and observe what some of the zoo \"beasts\" do with books! And they all lived happily ever after…

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

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‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

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‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

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‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Bouquets: An Evening of Wine, Beer, and Food

Conservatory
2/21/2017
7:00 pm

Escape from the chilly temperatures and enjoy a night out sampling more than 80 fine wines, locally brewed beer, and tidbits from area restaurants in the most beautiful winter setting in Minnesota -- the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Tickets online at www.comofriends.org or 651-487-8229 MORE

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‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

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Minnesota Parent Camp Fair

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Looking for unique, engaging summer activities for your child this summer? This FREE event gives parents a chance to meet one-on-one with dozens of camp representatives, who will be sharing information about their camps for kids.
Camps range from all-season sleep-a-way camps to weeklong day camps, including art and performance programs; science, technology and academic activities; sports, horseback riding and more. Free children’s activities at the Camp Fair include face painting, a craft station and an appearance from a special Zoo animal.

For more information, visit http://www.minnesotaparent.com/campfair, email [email protected] or call Minnesota Parent at 612-825-9205.

FREE ADMISSION

‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Primate Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
11:30 am

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

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Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Primate Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
11:30 am

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Music Under Glass Featuring Cafe Accordion Orchestra

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
4:30 pm

Café Accordion Orchestra is valse-musette, swing, ballads, tangos, cha chas,cumbia and more, delivered with French flare, Latin heat and Bohemian attitude.

Live music from some of the Twin Cities finest musicians perform in the Sunken Garden Sunday's January 1 - March 5 from 4:30-6:30. The music is also piped in to the Palm Dome and North Garden for your listening and strolling enjoyment. Beer and wine available to purchase. (Please note: no shows on January 29 and February 12)

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‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

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‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.

Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

       

‘Ivory Belongs Here’ Elephants of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area A Photography Exhibit by Moon Lai

Exhibit Gallery
2/21/2017
10:00 am

Moon Lai is an insurance agent on a mission and it has nothing to do with selling insurance. The animals of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) have captured his attention. Lai is a freelance photographer. “In April, I traveled to Tanzania for two weeks, with special permission from NCA to photograph elephants and the wildlife. Now I’m ready to promote the photos, speak about elephant conservation and help fund elephant research,” he says.


Winter Flower Show

Sunken Garden
2/21/2017
10:00 am

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.


Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
2/21/2017
10:30 am

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!


Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
2/21/2017
11:00 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.


Story Time

Visitor Center
2/21/2017
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.


Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/21/2017
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.


Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
2/21/2017
2:00 pm

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.