***Como Will Close At 3:00PM on Thursday, July 18***

June 26th, 2019

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory will cut its visiting hours short by three hours–but it’s for a very good cause. On July 18 at 3 p.m., Como will close to allow our team of volunteers to prepare for Travelers Sunset Affair, the biggest fundraiser of the year to benefit Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Parts […]

Awwww….New Pictures of Baby Snow Leopard!

June 25th, 2019

Significant, Successful Breeding Plan Achieved Taken July 9   Como Zoo has a new resident – a snow leopard cub. This was the first pregnancy for the cub’s four-year-old mother, Alya, and six-year-old father, Moutig, and the first snow leopard birth at Como Zoo since 2007. Alya gave birth to the cub on April 30th. […]

Groovin’ In The Garden ~ Free Outdoor Concert Series Every Wednesday

June 24th, 2019

Past winner of City Pages “Best Place to See a Concert with Kids”, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory’s free concert series “Groovin’ In The Garden” returns for the 8th year featuring some of the Twin Cities’ finest musicians & activities for the whole family, rain or shine!* While the grownups get their groove on with […]

Avoid the Parking Challenges, Take the FREE Como Shuttle! Running Daily!

June 21st, 2019

2019 SHUTTLE SERVICE Visitors can avoid parking hassles with our free shuttle service!  Weekend shuttle service begins April 27, while daily service begins June 8– August 4.  There will be no shuttle during the State Fair. The shuttle bus allows passengers to board at the staffed off-site parking lot at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds, located on […]

Como Zoo Releases One of North America’s Most Critically Endangered Amphibians Back into the Wild

June 20th, 2019

A Toad’ally Awesome Thing Is Happening At Como Zoo!   On Monday June 17th, as part of Como Zoo’s behind-the-scenes species preservation and conservation efforts, 3,288 Wyoming Toad tadpoles were placed in oxygenated water and shipped overnight for release near the Mortenson Lake National Wildlife Refuge outside Laramie, Wyoming. Another 288 will be allowed to […]