Como Friends Praises Governor Dayton’s Bonding Proposal

January 14th, 2016

Today Como Friends stands with our two million annual visitors to thank Governor Dayton for making a key investment in public infrastructure at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.  The $14.5M investment in asset preservation for Minnesota’s free zoo will ensure that hundreds of thousands of children from around the state will continue to enjoy the […]

Dr. Entomo’s Palace Of Exotic Wonders Now Open Through April 17

January 11th, 2016

Exotic Wonders Weekend! Be Amazed By Dr. Entomo’s Palace Of Exotic Wonders A New exhibit featuring bizarre insects from around the world Come one, come all to Dr. Entomo’s Palace of Exotic Wonders! Experience the freakish world of exotic insects and invertebrates in this old-fashion circus sideshow-inspired exhibit inside the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory’s […]

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

August 26th, 2015

Come explore 10-noon each Thursday beginning September 10! 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 PROGRAMS CLICK HERE!   Lil’ Explorer Thursdays is funded in part by […]

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 […]