ZooBoo! October 21, 22, 28 and 29, 2017

October 17th, 2017

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 […]

**To Prepare for ZooBoo, Como Will Close at 3PM & reopen at 4:30PM on October 21-22 & 28-29**

October 7th, 2017

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory will cut its visiting hours short by one hour–but it’s for a very good cause. On October  21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th 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 […]

The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory’s Fall Flower Show Now Open

October 6th, 2017

As summer turns to autumn, so does the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory when it opens the annual Fall Flower Show Friday, October 6th.  The show will feature hundreds of chrysanthemums of many different cultivars. The colors for the show will be black and orange in October and  black and pink in November.  The tradition of the annual Fall Flower Show […]

NFL Tree Planting at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

September 22nd, 2017

Join us for NFL Tree Planting at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory WHAT: NFL Tree Planting at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. A short program followed by Miss Maria Lazowski’s 2nd grade class from Saint Paul Music Academy planting twenty-two native ornamental trees around the Frog Pond in front of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. The […]

Costumed & Non-Costumed Volunteer Opportunities for ZooBoo!

September 9th, 2017

COMO FRIENDS ZooBoo 2017 ZooBoo is a non-scary Halloween festival for families and young children. For this unique fall event, the grounds of Como Zoo transform into a world of fairytales and fun! Live costumed characters interact and entertain children. This magical event offers families a safe trick-or-treating alternative plus many Halloween surprises. Highlights include […]