Camp Como Registration Is Open!

May 1st, 2016

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 […]

Summer Flower Show and The Amazing World of Moths Are Now Open!

April 30th, 2016

The 2016 Summer Flower Show opens to the public on Saturday, April 30. The show will run through October 2, 2016. In a beautiful coincidence only befitting Prince’s world-wide prominence, his life and the significance of his artistic work, the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory’s Summer Flower Show presents a botanical color scheme of purple and lavender, […]

Volunteers Needed for Japanese Garden!

February 1st, 2016

Unique Garden Experience in Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden!   Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is currently recruiting volunteers for public education volunteer position: Ordway Gardens Interpreter. The Ordway Gardens and the Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden are popular destinations for visitors who seek to experience the art form of Como’s Bonsai collections and the […]

Meet “Franklin,” Como Zoo’s Baby Emperor Tamarin!

June 8th, 2015

Como’s Facebook Fans Have Spoken Facebook Fans Choose Franklin For Baby Emperor Tamarin Name Como Zoo turned over the naming rights of its baby Emperor Tamarin to Facebook fans and the fans have responded. With the contest ending at noon (CDT) today, and with 45% of the votes, the name “Franklin” is now bestowed upon […]

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 […]