Lil’ Explorer Thursdays ~ Free Fun for the Lil’ One!

August 28th, 2014

Come explore 10-noon each Thursday, September-April in the Visitor’s Center.  See story time, meet plant and animal visitors, play games and many other fun activities. Each week has a new theme. ** Members-only early access! Lil’ Explorers starts at 9:30 for members on these special Thursdays! Not a member? Join on-site or at www.ComoFriends.org   […]

Como Accepts the #IceBucketChallenge!

August 23rd, 2014

The Como Park Zoo and Conservatory and Como Friends happily accepted the #ALSIceBucketChallenge nomination from our zoo pals at the Minnesota Zoo and we would like to nominate our friends at the Lake Superior Zoo, the Henry Vilas Zoo, and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum! The Minnesota Zoo challenged us to the #IceBucketChallenge!   Challenge Accepted! […]

Skip Traffic and Take METRO TRANSIT TO COMO!

July 11th, 2014

The METRO Green Line and connecting bus services make it easier than ever to visit the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory on transit. Two Metro Transit bus routes provide direct service to the park: Route 3 runs between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul and makes several stops on Horton Avenue between Hamline Avenue and […]

Produce From the Chipotle Edible Garden is Helping More Than Ever!

July 10th, 2014

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory’s Chipotle Edible Garden is now partnering with Keystone Community Services to provide fresh produce to those in need. Keystone Community Services provides fresh produce from many community gardens and is always in the need for more. The produce from this year’s Edible Garden will be going towards their Basic Needs […]

Take a Trip Around the World with Project Passport ~ Our New Free Program for Kids!

May 29th, 2014

Join us every Thursday from 10:00AM-11:30AM for our new, free Project Passport program.  Project Passport is a new summer enrichment program designed especially for our elementary-aged visitors. Activities are designed to take children on a tour of the world; from the tropical rain forests, to the Arctic, to their own back yard.  Children will be […]