**To Prepare for ZooBoo, Como Will Close at 3PM & reopen at 4:30PM on October 22-23 & 29-30**

October 19th, 2016

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory will cut its visiting hours short by one hour–but it’s for a very good cause. On October  22nd, 23rd, 29th, and 30th 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 […]

ZooBoo! October 22, 23, 29 and 30, 2016

October 18th, 2016

Como Friends’ ZooBoo at Como Zoo For four nights in October, Como Zoo is transformed into a furry and fairy-tailed wonderland—a perfect fright-free destination for your tiniest trick-or-treaters. This magical event offers families a safe trick-or-treating alternative plus many Halloween surprises such as animal visitors, live entertainment and craft projects. Perfect for kids 3-8 years […]

Help Orangutans This Halloween

October 12th, 2016

Halloween is just around the corner!  Time to hunt down those costumes and stock up on goodies for your favorite little goblins.  This year, zoos across the country are working together to help you make the best candy choices for preserving natural habitats far and wide. In the wild, orangutans are found only on the […]

Holiday Tea & Behind the Scenes Tour on December 7th

October 7th, 2016

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory invites you to enjoy: A Holiday Tea and Behind the Scenes Tour   Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 Tea Seatings at 11am and 2pm $40 per person Enjoy a three course tea service in the beautiful surroundings of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory’s North Garden.   To register call 651-487-8250 Complete your […]

Como Zoo’s Baby Zebra Now Has a Name

September 28th, 2016

As a tribute to long-time Como Park Zoo & Conservatory volunteer and Korean War Veteran Frank Krmpotich, Como Zoo’s baby zebra now has a name: “Krump”. Frank “Krump” Krmpotich (pronounced krump-a-vich), of Roseville, formally of Crosby and Ely Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 84 on September 14. He was survived by his […]