SPECIAL EVENTS

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
5/7/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
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
12/2/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
12/9/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
12/10/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
12/17/2017
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)


Enchanted Evening - A Valentine’s Dining Experience

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/11/2017
2/12/2017
2/14/2017

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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Enchanted Evening - A Valentine’s Dining Experience

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/11/2017
2/12/2017
2/14/2017

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


Enchanted Evening - A Valentine’s Dining Experience

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
2/11/2017
2/12/2017
2/14/2017

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


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)


Bouquets: An Evening of Wine, Beer, and Food

Conservatory
2/23/2017
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


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
5/7/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
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
12/2/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
12/9/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
12/10/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
12/17/2017
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.


Sparky The Sea Lion Show Opening Weekend!

Sparky Ampitheater
5/27/2017 to 5/29/2017
11:30 am

Sparky takes the stage May 27, 28, and 29 at 11:30 and 3:00 . Join Sparky and her trainers for this family tradition!

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Music Mondays!

Zoo Grounds
5/29/2017
10:30 am

Join us every Monday through June 26 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.


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
5/7/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
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
12/2/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
12/9/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
12/10/2017
8:00 am to 10:00 am
12/17/2017
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.