Avoid the Parking Challenges, Take the FREE Como Shuttle!

May 4th, 2015

2015 WEEKEND SHUTTLE SERVICE BEGINS MAY 2! Visitors can avoid parking hassles with our free shuttle service!  Weekend shuttle service begins May 2, while daily service begins May 30– August 16.  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 […]

2015 Camps, Classes, Tours, Birthday Parties & More! Page Through Our Brochure ~ Now Online!

May 3rd, 2015

Click on the image to view our brochure. You can then click on the classes to register!    

May Education Programs at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

April 8th, 2015

We have lots of great classes for all ages in May! Register by clicking on the titles of the classes below! African Safari – Family Sunday, May 3 at 9:00 AM Snakes Are Ssssuper! – Preschool Tuesday, May 5 at 1:30 PM Grow Plants, Grow! – 2-Year-Olds Thursday, May 7 at 9:30 AM Animal Babies […]

The Baby Boom Continues – Emperor Tamarin Edition!

April 7th, 2015

Como Zoo’s baby boom continued last week when a newborn Emperor Tamarin was born on March 31 to first-time parents Lara and Roger! Emperor Tamarins have a gestation period of 140-145 days. Newborns usually weigh around 30-40 grams at birth. The father helps with the birth by receiving the young and cleansing them. Like most […]

Healthcare for Polar Bears!

April 4th, 2015

Last week Como Zoo became only the second zoo in the country to obtain a voluntary blood sample from a Polar Bear! Como Zoo is home to two 19-year-old male Polar Bears who have been involved in a training program even before they arrived at the zoo in 2002. Over the past year zookeepers have […]