Our Latest Addition Makes It Easier To Get To Our Front Door

June 26th, 2017

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Opens New Gardens The Minnesota Garden & The Circle Garden  The Minnesota Garden and Circle Garden replaces the large open turf forecourt in front of the Visitor Center with a formal garden layout that is reminiscent of the historic public gardens that were adjacent to the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in […]

July’s ‘Groovin’ In The Garden’ Line-up Announced!

June 25th, 2017

The free concert series, “Groovin’ In The Garden”, returns to Como Park Zoo & Conservatory featuring some of the Twin Cities’ finest musicians & activities for the whole family. While the grownups get their groove on with some of the Twin Cities best bands, the kids will be entertained by a climbing wall, bouncy house, […]

Blooming Butterflies Is Now Open!

June 16th, 2017

Download our Butterfly Guides HERE and HERE!   It’s a flutter fest at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, where the popular “Blooming Butterflies” exhibit is NOW OPEN! Hundreds of butterflies from Africa, Asia and the Americas are flying freely in an indoor garden environment filled with tropical plants. Up to 400 butterflies will be released each […]

Avoid the Parking Challenges, Take the FREE Como Shuttle! Now Running Daily!

June 15th, 2017

2017 SHUTTLE SERVICE Visitors can avoid parking hassles with our free shuttle service!  Weekend shuttle service begins April 22, while daily service begins May 27– August 6.  Weekend-only shuttle service resumes August 12 through October 1. There will be no shuttle during the State Fair. The shuttle bus allows passengers to board at the staffed off-site […]

Gorilla Baby Expected In Fall

May 14th, 2017

  Just in time for Mother’s Day, Como Zoo is excited to announce the pregnancy of Alice, a Western Lowland Gorilla. Now in her second trimester, the expectant mother’s birth window has been determined to be between early September to mid-October. The gestation period for gorillas is about 36 weeks. The pregnancy is the second […]