Sparky the Sea Lion Returns May 24th!

February 1st, 2014

Memorial Day – Labor Day Now in its 58th year, the Sparky the Sea Lion Show is one of Como’s longest running and most adored traditions. Join Sparky and her trainers as we read classic bedtime tales reinterpreted with an environmentally friendly twist.  Sparky will add her famous flare to tales such as:  Sparkylocks and […]

Como Zoo Unveils Plans for Sparky – A Minnesota Tradition Since 1956

January 30th, 2014

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory unveiled plans for an extreme makeover of Sparky the sea lion’s home at Como Zoo. The new, world-class habitat will provide a unique and immersive northwest coastal visitor experience and a year-round indoor and outdoor use that will meet or exceed all regulatory and collection management requirements. Due to changing […]

Woo At The Zoo February 14-17!

January 10th, 2014

Celebrate love and romance amongst the flowers and animals at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, February 14-17.  Learn about the origins of chocolate, the meanings of flowers, and how the animals ‘woo’ one another.  This four-day event, with activities stations and make and take crafts, offers something for all ages. Sunday afternoon from 4:30-6:30 stroll the Conservatory with […]

Camp Como Registration Open!

January 9th, 2014

RECIPIENT of  NICKELODEON’S PARENTS’ PICKS AWARD FOR “BEST DAY CAMP”! Como’s camps focus on expanding each child’s appreciation for the natural world while meeting zookeepers and gardeners, having “behind- the-scenes” experiences and meeting Como’s plant and animal ambassadors up-close! Camps are half-day sessions, but are set up so that all-day adventures are available by taking […]

Upcoming Events!

December 20th, 2013

Lil’ Explorers Thursdays through April You and your Lil’ Explorer will meet animal and plant visitors, enjoy story time, play games, and join in many other fun activities   2014 Events Music Under Glass January 5, 12, 19, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2 Escape the winter chill in the gardens of the Marjorie […]