Japanese Obon Festival August 19th ~ Bigger & Better Than Ever!

August 7th, 2018

~Japanese food, art, dance, martial arts and cultural treasures showcased at Como~ We have expanded the footprint of the festival, adding more food vendors, entertainment, exhibitors, porta-potties, and thanks to Metro Transit, we can offer free rides to Como!   Free shuttle bus service from the District Service Center located at 1930 Como Ave. Our […]

Japanese Obon Festival FAQs

August 6th, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions   What’s the Festival all about? The Japanese Obon Festival at Como Park is reminiscent of Japan’s annual Obon holiday, an important cultural and family event. During this holiday it is said that ancestral spirits revisit their families for three days. Many people will return home to pay their respects at grave-sites, and […]

Como Harbor – Opening 2019

August 1st, 2018

Ground Breaking Ceremony for Como’s Seal & Sea Lion Exhibit   The seals and sea lions exhibit at Como Zoo has been a fixture for over 60 years. The “Sparky Show”’ which began in 1956, has become one of Como’s most popular attractions, sharing fun, educational messages with thousands of visitors each day. Every year […]

Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea Exhibit Now On Display

July 14th, 2018

Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, a massive, colorful, traveling art exhibit will debut at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory on June 23nd. The Washed Ashore exhibit features giant sea life sculptures made entirely of marine debris collected from beaches to graphically illustrate the plastic pollution found in our oceans and waterways. The artwork […]

Blooming Butterflies – A Summertime Favorite!

June 11th, 2018

BLOOMING BUTTERFLIES It’s a flutter fest at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, where the popular “Blooming Butterflies” exhibit will open this Friday, June 15th. Hundreds of butterflies from Africa, Asia and the Americas will be flying freely in an indoor garden environment filled with tropical plants. Up to 400 butterflies will be released each week. Every […]