**To prepare for ZooBoo, Como will close at 3PM & reopen at 4:30PM on October 24-26**

October 16th, 2014

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory will cut its visiting hours short by one hour–but it’s for a very good cause. On October 18, 19 and 24-26 at 3 p.m., Como will close to allow our team of volunteers to prepare for ZooBoo, the biggest fundraiser of the year to benefit Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. […]

Join us for Holiday Tea & Behind the Scenes Tour December 11th

October 13th, 2014

  Como Park Zoo & Conservatory invites you to enjoy: A Holiday Tea and Behind the Scenes Tour   Thursday, December 11th, 2014 Tea Seatings at 11am and 2pm    Enjoy a three course tea service in the beautiful surroundings of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory’s North Garden. Complete your visit with an exclusive behind the […]

Como Zoo Announces Gorillas (yes, plural) Are Expecting!

October 6th, 2014

Sixteen months ago today Gorilla Forest opened to the public with seven gorillas; six that were new to Como Zoo. Today, Como is excited to announce the pregnancy of not one, but two of the gorillas. According to recent pregnancy tests, two of Como Zoo’s female gorillas, Alice and Dara, each received plusses. Alice has […]

ZooBoo! October 18-19 and 24-26

October 3rd, 2014

A Fang-tastic Time at Como Experience the Fun, Without The Fright, at ZooBoo October 18,19, 24, 25 & 26  For 27 years, ZooBoo has offered a fun, non-scary environment to celebrate Halloween.  Como Zoo’s grounds are transformed into a furry fairy-tailed wonderland where little kids can experience the fun of their first night of trick or treating–without worrying […]

Meet “Ruckus,” Como Zoo’s Baby Zebra!

September 30th, 2014

Como’s Facebook Fans Have Spoken Facebook Fans Choose Ruckus For Baby Zebra Name Como Zoo turned over the naming rights of its baby zebra to Facebook fans and the fans have responded; nearly 3,000 times. With the contest ending at noon (CDT) today, and with 42% of the votes, the name “Ruckus” is now bestowed […]