Como Zoo Welcomes Not One, But Two Baby Zebras!

September 8th, 2014

In the overnight hours of Saturday and Sunday, a baby zebra was born at Como Zoo. When the zookeepers arrived Sunday morning they discovered the foal up, walking strong and closely shadowing his mother, Thelma. The birth of the foal was not a surprise. “Thelma was getting very big, we knew it was a matter […]

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

September 4th, 2014

Come explore 10-noon each Thursday, September-April in the Visitor’s Center.  See story time, meet plant and animal visitors, play games and many other fun activities. Each week has a new theme. ** Members-only early access! Lil’ Explorers starts at 9:30 for members on these special Thursdays! Not a member? Join on-site or at www.ComoFriends.org ** […]

New Fall Schedule!

September 2nd, 2014

As summer comes to end. we have updated our schedule for the fall season. We are still open until 6:00PM through September. Our winter hours will go into effect on October 1st when our hours will be 10:00AM-4:00PM. Fall schedule 10:30 Bear Program 11:00 Zookeeper Talk 11:30 Gorilla Program (Weekends Only) 12:00 Story Time 1:00 […]

Como Accepts the #IceBucketChallenge!

August 23rd, 2014

The Como Park Zoo and Conservatory and Como Friends happily accepted the #ALSIceBucketChallenge nomination from our zoo pals at the Minnesota Zoo and we would like to nominate our friends at the Lake Superior Zoo, the Henry Vilas Zoo, and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum! The Minnesota Zoo challenged us to the #IceBucketChallenge!   Challenge Accepted! […]

Skip Traffic and Take METRO TRANSIT TO COMO!

July 11th, 2014

The METRO Green Line and connecting bus services make it easier than ever to visit the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory on transit. Two Metro Transit bus routes provide direct service to the park: Route 3 runs between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul and makes several stops on Horton Avenue between Hamline Avenue and […]