You and your Lil’ Explorer will meet animal and plant visitors, enjoy story time, play games, and join in many other fun activities
Bouquets: An Evening with Wine, Food, and Flowers ~ SOLD OUT!!!December 5
Escape the chill and enjoy a night out sampling more than 80 fine wines, locally-brewed beer, and tidbits from local restaurants. Tickets are $55 for non-members, $45 for members
Holiday Flower ShowDecember 7, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Since1925, the Holiday Flower Show has been the most anticipated of the year. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias. This year’s Holiday Show will feature a new variety of poinsettia called Christmas Beauty Nostalgia, which has beautiful pink and green bracts. Cinnamon colored and the traditional red poinsettias will also be bountiful. Various scented geraniums will serve as accent plants
Artist, Photographer & Family Photo Hours
December 8 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Gather the family for pictures in one of the Conservatory gardens. It’s also a great opportunity for artists and photographers to bring in their easels and tripods before hours. $5 per person.
Holiday Tea ~ SOLD OUT!!December 12
Get in the spirit with the annual Holiday tea and behind-the-scenes tour in the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Tickets for the Holiday Tea cost $40 per person.
Noon Year’s PartyDecember 31 and January 1 11am-1pm
Ring in ring in the “Zoo” year at Como with a scavenger hunt, special animal enrichment, noise-makers, and a countdown to noon with a beach ball drop
Music Under GlassJanuary 5, 12, 19, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2
Escape the winter chill in the gardens of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory with a concert series featuring a perfect blend of musical genres.
Winter Flower ShowJanuary 11 – March 16
The Winter Flower Show offers guests an opportunity to escape the cold snow and enjoy the colorful flowers. The Winter Show will feature various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula, Azaleas, Camellias, Velthemia all in a mixture of purple, red, pink and yellow. Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus.
Arctic Blast WeekendJanuary 18 – 20
Celebrate the winter chill and get ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics at this three day event.
Orchid Society of Minnesota Winter Carnival Orchid ShowJanuary 25 and 26
Hundreds of orchid plants owned by individual and commercial orchid growers transform the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory into a tropical wonderland.