SPECIAL EVENTS

Music Mondays!

Zoo Grounds
8/3/2015
10:30 am
8/10/2015
10:30 am
8/17/2015
10:30 am
8/24/2015
10:30 am
8/31/2015
10:30 am
9/7/2015
10:30 am

Join us every Monday through Labor Day at 10:30, 11:45 & 12:40 as members of the Jack Brass Band lead a Second Line Parade through the zoo grounds!

Music Mondays is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.


Groovin' In The Garden ~ i like you

Visitor Center Courtyard
8/5/2015
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

While the grownups get their groove on with some of the Twin Cities best bands, the kids will be entertained by a climbing wall, bouncy house, and lawn games. Pack the dancing shoes, spread out a blanket & join us for these FREE outdoor concerts & activities on the Visitor Center lawn.

Groovin' In The Garden is funded by the Legacy Amendment MORE


Music Mondays!

Zoo Grounds
8/3/2015
10:30 am
8/10/2015
10:30 am
8/17/2015
10:30 am
8/24/2015
10:30 am
8/31/2015
10:30 am
9/7/2015
10:30 am

Join us every Monday through Labor Day at 10:30, 11:45 & 12:40 as members of the Jack Brass Band lead a Second Line Parade through the zoo grounds!

Music Mondays is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.


Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
8/23/2015
3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Explore the art, music, food, martial arts and cultural traditions of Japan at the annual Como Park Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival, a family-friendly event, reminiscent of Japan’s annual Obon holiday.

Gates and exhibits open at 3pm, with various performances starting at 3:30.

The day will culminate at dusk with the main event—the lantern lighting. Stone lanterns as well as hundreds of floating paper lanterns throughout the Japanese Garden pond and the Frog Pond will create a vision of peacefulness and harmony.

Admission is $5 per person. Admission for children ages 3-12 and Seniors 65 is $3, and those 2 and under are free.

You can easily avoid the parking challenges by following the signs to the free Como Shuttle. MORE


Music Mondays!

Zoo Grounds
8/3/2015
10:30 am
8/10/2015
10:30 am
8/17/2015
10:30 am
8/24/2015
10:30 am
8/31/2015
10:30 am
9/7/2015
10:30 am

Join us every Monday through Labor Day at 10:30, 11:45 & 12:40 as members of the Jack Brass Band lead a Second Line Parade through the zoo grounds!

Music Mondays is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.


Just Zoo It!

Various Locations
9/12/2015 to 9/13/2015
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

We’re getting in shape with our very own kid-friendly, animal-themed exercises and activities! From Saturday, September 12 – Sunday, September 13, kids can test their skills at animal-themed exercise based activity stations throughout the zoo. Visitors will receive a “Back to School Fitness Report Card” when they enter.


Artist, Photographer & Family Photo Hours

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
9/27/2015
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
10/25/2015
8:00 am to 10:00 am
11/22/2015
8:00 am to 10:00 am
12/6/2015
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.