Bugs, Boas, & Bones! Creepy-Crawly Creature Awareness Weekend October 1 & 2!

September 23rd, 2016

Slither in to Como Park Zoo & Conservatory October 1 & 2 and get eyeball-to-eyeball with some of our resident creepy crawly bugs and boas. Use your creativity to make a spider craft, and learn more about creepy carnivorous plants. Get up close to interesting bones and other bio-facts. Many of the this weekend’s featured […]

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

September 23rd, 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 […]

Costumed & Non-Costumed Volunteer Opportunities for ZooBoo!

September 22nd, 2016

  Volunteer for ZooBoo! Anyone over 17 is welcome to volunteer. Volunteers sign up for late afternoon to evening shifts and are needed to wear fun costumes provided by Como, greet and entertain young children and families, or pass out Halloween treats. Also needed are many non-costumed volunteers for event support positions. Individuals and groups* […]

Lil’ Explorer Thursdays ~ Free Fun for the Lil’ One

September 3rd, 2016

Come explore 10-noon each Thursday beginning September 8! Lil’ Explorers runs every Thursday through April.    See story time, meet plant and animal visitors, play games and many other fun activities. Each week has a new theme. FOR THE FULL SCHEDULE OF WEEKLY THEMES CLICK HERE! Lil’ Explorer Thursdays is funded in part by the […]

Como Zoo Welcomes Baby Zebra!

September 3rd, 2016

Como Zoo is happy to announce the successful birth of another zebra foal, this one to Grant’s Zebra “Thelma.” Mom and baby male are both doing well, delighting Como’s visitors with unconscionable cuteness. The baby zebra was born sometime during the overnight hours of Friday, September 2 and Saturday, September 3. When the zookeepers arrived […]