SPECIAL EVENTS

Noon Year's Party

Visitor Center
12/31/2016
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
1/1/2017
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

A family event so popular, we're doing it twice! Ring in the "Zoo" year during a special Noon Year's Celebration on December 31 & January 1. Kidsdance, Minnesota's favorite high-energy, interactive DJ service for kids, will be here both days with tunes, contests, and fabulous prizes! We will have craft making, special animal enrichment, giveaways, and a countdown to noon with hundreds of beach balls dropped from the ceiling.


Music Under Glass Featuring The Sudden Lovelys

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
1/1/2017
4:30 pm to 6:30 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)


Music Under Glass Featuring The Teague Alexy Band

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
1/8/2017
4:30 pm to 6:30 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)


Music Under Glass Featuring Javier Matos

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
1/15/2017
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)


Music Under Glass Featuring Rachel Ries & Co.

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
1/22/2017
4:30 pm to 6:30 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)


Winter Carnival Orchid Show - Admission Fee Required

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
1/28/2017 to 1/29/2017
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Winter Carnival Orchid Show will be held on January 28 and 29 at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in Saint Paul from 10am to 4pm. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12 ($1 off admission for Como Friends Members and for visitors with Winter Carnival button).


Artist, Photographer & Family Photo Hours

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/5/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
4/5/2017
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
5/21/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
6/18/2017
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
7/23/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
9/24/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
10/22/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
11/19/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
12/10/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am

Whether you choose the lush greenery of the North Garden or the flowers in the Sunken Garden, this is the perfect opportunity to use the many gardens inside the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory as a backdrop for your holiday family photos. Guests are welcome to bring in their own camera and find the perfect spot for their photo. $5 per person.


Music Under Glass Featuring Sister Tree

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/5/2017
4:30 pm to 6:30 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)


Music Under Glass Featuring the The Bad Companions

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/19/2017
4:30 pm to 6:30 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)


Minnesota Parent Camp Fair

Visitor Center
2/25/2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

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


Music Under Glass Featuring Cafe Accordion Orchestra

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/26/2017
4:30 pm to 6:30 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)


Music Under Glass Featuring Jelloslave

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
3/5/2017
4:30 pm to 6:30 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)


Artist, Photographer & Family Photo Hours

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/5/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
4/5/2017
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
5/21/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
6/18/2017
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
7/23/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
9/24/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
10/22/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
11/19/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
12/10/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am

Whether you choose the lush greenery of the North Garden or the flowers in the Sunken Garden, this is the perfect opportunity to use the many gardens inside the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory as a backdrop for your holiday family photos. Guests are welcome to bring in their own camera and find the perfect spot for their photo. $5 per person.