Avoid the Parking Challenges, Take the FREE Como Shuttle!

May 26th, 2014

2014 DAILY SHUTTLE SERVICE THRU AUGUST 10! Visitors can avoid parking hassles with our free shuttle service!  Daily service begins May 31– August 10.  The shuttle bus allows passengers to board at the staffed off-site parking lot at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds, located on the south side of Como Avenue across from the State Fair’s […]

‘Our Shared Planet’ On Display in the Exhibit Gallery!

May 15th, 2014

‘Our Shared Planet’ is a traveling environmental awareness exhibit featuring the wood-carved birds and animals of award winning wildlife artist Jim Ramsdell. The exhibit contains a number of highly detailed life-size wood sculptures, set against lighted interpretive backdrops, beautiful photographs and quotes along with nature sounds and music, all designed to raise the consciousness and […]

Sparky’s Memorial Day Weekend Debut Means Spring Is in Full Swing at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory!

May 14th, 2014

Como Zoo’s most treasured tradition will return on Saturday, May 24, when Sparky the Sea Lion dives into her season debut at 11:30 a.m. This year, Sparky’s taking her inspiration from classic fairy tales, putting her own environmental spin on familiar stories designed to teach our youngest visitors the value of stewardship. In fact, that’s […]

Join Us In Celebrating National Public Garden’s Day!

May 1st, 2014

May 9, 2014 is the Sixth Annual National Public Gardens Day The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is proud to join the American Public Gardens Association and 500+ Public Gardens Nationwide in celebrating an Annual Day of Awareness that honors the role public gardens play in promoting plant and water conservation, education and environmental leadership The annual […]

Sparky the Sea Lion is Back!

March 27th, 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 […]