Sparky’s Memorial Day Weekend Debut Means Spring Is in Full Swing at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory!

May 18th, 2015

Como Zoo’s most treasured tradition will return on Saturday, May 23, when Sparky the Sea Lion dives into her season debut at 11:30 a.m. This year, Sparky’s taking her inspiration from classic fairy tales, putting her own environmental spin on familiar stories designed to teach our youngest visitors the value of stewardship. In fact, that’s […]

TPT Family Fun Day is May 30th

May 16th, 2015

On Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 10am to 4pm, bring the whole family for a day filled with fun activities at Como Town and Como Zoo! Get tickets now!•Enjoy the musical performance by children’s band Snapdragon Seeds.•Stop by to see Princess Presto, Curious George and World Girl in Como Town between 11:00am and 3:00pm.•Enjoy a […]

The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Kicks Off the Centennial Celebration June 19-21

May 14th, 2015

New Centennial Garden to be Unveiled The Jewel of St. Paul, the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, first opened its doors to the public in 1915. Now in its 100th year, this tropical gem is planning on celebrating in a big way. The Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is welcoming the public to join come and revel […]

Baby Gorilla Makes Public Debut!

May 7th, 2015

After months of anticipation, the wait is finally over. Baby Arlene, the Western Lowland Gorilla, will be seen clinging to her mom, Dara, in the indoor exhibit of the Primate Building at Como Zoo on Friday, May 8. The female gorilla was born in the evening hours of Sunday, February 22, 2015, to first-time mother […]


May 4th, 2015

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 […]