May 16th, 2017

We know that with the weather, Como will be a popular destination for prom photos, but we’d like to remind prom attendees that photo permits are required and photo polices will be enforced. A 30 minute photo permit may be purchased at the Visitors Center Desk for $25.   PHOTO POLICY Enjoy your visit and […]

June’s ‘Groovin’ In The Garden’ Lineup Announced!

May 16th, 2017

The free concert series, “Groovin’ In The Garden”, returns To Como Park Zoo & Conservatory featuring some of the Twin Cities’ finest musicians & activities for the whole family.   2017 June Line-up: Groovin’ In The Garden with Innocent Reggae Band 6/7/2017 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm With a vocal delivery reminiscent of Bob Marley, […]

Como Zoo’s Galapagos tortoises celebrate 25th birthday

May 13th, 2017

Marco and Irwin, two Galapagos tortoises at the Como Zoo, turned 25 years young on Saturday, May 13. The celebration in their honor included banners, party hats for their shells and a delicious cake. The tortoises munched down on a homemade cake with the encouragement of a cheering crowd. The cake was designed especially for […]

Gorilla Baby Expected In Fall

May 13th, 2017

  Just in time for Mother’s Day, Como Zoo is excited to announce the pregnancy of Alice, a Western Lowland Gorilla. Now in her second trimester, the expectant mother’s birth window has been determined to be between early September to mid-October. The gestation period for gorillas is about 36 weeks. The pregnancy is the second […]

Avoid the Parking Challenges, Take the FREE Como Shuttle! Now Running on Weekends!

May 10th, 2017

2017 WEEKEND SHUTTLE SERVICE Visitors can avoid parking hassles with our free shuttle service!  Weekend shuttle service begins April 22, while daily service begins May 27– August 6.  Weekend-only shuttle service resumes August 12 through October 1. There will be no shuttle during the State Fair. The shuttle bus allows passengers to board at the staffed […]