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Check out what’s going on at Como this month.

July 2014
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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

Groovin' In The Garden with Trailer Trash

Visitor Center Courtyard
7/25/2014
6:00 pm

While the grownups get their groove on with some of the Twin Cities best bands, the kids will be entertained by a climbing wall, bouncy house, and lawn games. Pack the dancing shoes, spread out a blanket & join us for these FREE outdoor concerts & activities on the Visitor Center lawn.

Groovin' In The Garden is funded by the Legacy Amendment and sponsored by KFAI Radio

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Project Passport - Kitchens of the World

Bird Yard
7/25/2014
10:00 am

Join us Thursdays at Como from 10AM-11:30AM for our new, free Project Passport program. Project Passport is a summer enrichment program designed for elementary-aged visitors to Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Activities are designed to take children on a tour of the world; from the tropical rain forests, to the Arctic, to their own back yard. Children will be invited to participate in a variety of activities with their families and chaperones to learn more about the topic of the week. MORE

Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Sparky The Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
3:00 pm

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
3:00 pm

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

6

Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
3:00 pm

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

7

Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

Groovin' In The Garden with Black Diet

Visitor Center Courtyard
7/25/2014
6:00 pm

While the grownups get their groove on with some of the Twin Cities best bands, the kids will be entertained by a climbing wall, bouncy house, and lawn games. Pack the dancing shoes, spread out a blanket & join us for these FREE outdoor concerts & activities on the Visitor Center lawn.

Groovin' In The Garden is funded by the Legacy Amendment and sponsored by KFAI Radio

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Project Passport - Arctic

Bird Yard
7/25/2014
10:00 am

Join us Thursdays at Como from 10AM-11:30AM for our new, free Project Passport program. Project Passport is a summer enrichment program designed for elementary-aged visitors to Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Activities are designed to take children on a tour of the world; from the tropical rain forests, to the Arctic, to their own back yard. Children will be invited to participate in a variety of activities with their families and chaperones to learn more about the topic of the week. MORE

Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
3:00 pm

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

13

Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
3:00 pm

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

Groovin' In The Garden with Malamanya

Visitor Center Courtyard
7/25/2014
6:00 pm

While the grownups get their groove on with some of the Twin Cities best bands, the kids will be entertained by a climbing wall, bouncy house, and lawn games. Pack the dancing shoes, spread out a blanket & join us for these FREE outdoor concerts & activities on the Visitor Center lawn.

Groovin' In The Garden is funded by the Legacy Amendment and sponsored by KFAI Radio

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**We Will Be Closing at 3:00 To Prepare for Sunset Affair**

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

 

7/25/2014
12:00 am
TODAY, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory will cut its visiting hours short by three hours–but it’s for a very good cause. On July 17 at 3 p.m., Como will close to allow our team of volunteers to prepare for Travelers Sunset Affair, the biggest fundraiser of the year to benefit Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Portions of the zoo from Giraffes to Large Cats will be closed all day in preparation as well. MORE

Project Passport - Rainbow Garden

Bird Yard
7/25/2014
10:00 am

Join us Thursdays at Como from 10AM-11:30AM for our new, free Project Passport program. Project Passport is a summer enrichment program designed for elementary-aged visitors to Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Activities are designed to take children on a tour of the world; from the tropical rain forests, to the Arctic, to their own back yard. Children will be invited to participate in a variety of activities with their families and chaperones to learn more about the topic of the week. MORE

Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

Travelers Sunset Affair

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
7/25/2014
5:30 pm

Travelers Sunset Affair is the highlight of Como Park Zoo and Conservatory’s social calendar. It attracts over 400 of the Twin Cities most influential leaders, representing business, government, media, philanthropy and the arts. Always an entertaining evening, this high-caliber event raises funds to help make possible improved animal exhibits, beautiful gardens and daily educational programs provided free of charge to all visitors.

Tickets will go on sale this spring. MORE

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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
3:00 pm

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
3:00 pm

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

Groovin' In The Garden with Southside Desire

Visitor Center Courtyard
7/25/2014
6:00 pm

While the grownups get their groove on with some of the Twin Cities best bands, the kids will be entertained by a climbing wall, bouncy house, and lawn games. Pack the dancing shoes, spread out a blanket & join us for these FREE outdoor concerts & activities on the Visitor Center lawn.

Groovin' In The Garden is funded by the Legacy Amendment and sponsored by KFAI Radio

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Project Passport - Rainforest

Bird Yard
7/25/2014
10:00 am

Join us Thursdays at Como from 10AM-11:30AM for our new, free Project Passport program. Project Passport is a summer enrichment program designed for elementary-aged visitors to Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Activities are designed to take children on a tour of the world; from the tropical rain forests, to the Arctic, to their own back yard. Children will be invited to participate in a variety of activities with their families and chaperones to learn more about the topic of the week. MORE

Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

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'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Cafesjian's Carousel 100th Birthday Celebration!

Cafesjian's Carousel
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Visitors from 100 years ago will be at Cafesjian's Carousel in Como Park Saturday, July 26 from noon to 5:00 Pm. Let's welcome these costumed history interpreters from Dakota City Heritage Village in Farmington as they venture into the big city to tell stories about their lives in the 1900s. Come celebrate the Carousel's 100th Birthday! MORE

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
3:00 pm

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
3:00 pm

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

Artist, Photographer & Family Photo Hours

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
6:30 pm

Gather the family for pictures in one of our gardens. It's also a great opportunity for artists and photographers to bring in their easels and tripods before or after hours. $5 per person.

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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Music Mondays!

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Join us every Monday through Labor Day at 10:30, 11:45 & 12:40 as members of the Jack Brass Band lead a Second Line Parade through the zoo grounds!

Music Mondays is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

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Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

Groovin' In The Garden with The Melvilles

Visitor Center Courtyard
7/25/2014
6:00 pm

While the grownups get their groove on with some of the Twin Cities best bands, the kids will be entertained by a climbing wall, bouncy house, and lawn games. Pack the dancing shoes, spread out a blanket & join us for these FREE outdoor concerts & activities on the Visitor Center lawn.

Groovin' In The Garden is funded by the Legacy Amendment and sponsored by KFAI Radio

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Project Passport - My Own Backyard

Bird Yard
7/25/2014
10:00 am

Join us Thursdays at Como from 10AM-11:30AM for our new, free Project Passport program. Project Passport is a summer enrichment program designed for elementary-aged visitors to Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Activities are designed to take children on a tour of the world; from the tropical rain forests, to the Arctic, to their own back yard. Children will be invited to participate in a variety of activities with their families and chaperones to learn more about the topic of the week. MORE

Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden
7/25/2014
10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration.

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

Exhibit Gallery
7/25/2014
10:00 am

‘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 awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.

'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
7/25/2014
10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater
7/25/2014
11:30 am

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 the Three Seals, Sparky and the Frog Prince, Sparky and the Bean Stalk, Sparky and the Seven Recyclables, and The Princess and the Fish. These treasured tales will educate guests about ocean life, rainforest adventures, frogs, and much more.

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
7/25/2014
1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.

Seal Island Training Demonstration

Seal Island
7/25/2014
1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
7/25/2014
2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

Edible Garden Tent
7/25/2014
3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13.

Trained staff and volunteers will be onsite 10am – 6pm to answer guests questions. At 12:00pm daily and 3:30pm on weekdays the Conservatory gardening staff will give gardener talks about growing techniques, ways to harvest and prepare food from your garden, natural pest control, and creative edible landscape design.

Bear Banter

Polar Bear Odyssey
7/25/2014
4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey.

   
 

EVENTS

Summer Flower Show

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest plant diversity of any of the Sunken Garden Flower Shows, as well as the longest duration. MORE

'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

‘Our Shared Planet’ is a traveling environmental awareness exhibit featuring the wood-carved birds and animals of award winning wildlife artist Jim Ramsdell. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

10:30 am

Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions. MORE

Gorilla Program

11:00 am

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have. MORE

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

11:30 am

Join Sparky and her trainers as we read classic bedtime tales reinterpreted with an environmentally friendly twist. MORE

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

12:00 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13. MORE

Gardener Talk

1:00 pm

Meet the Gardeners! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Learn about plants and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions. MORE

Seal Island Training Demonstration

1:30 pm

Seal Island currently houses a California Sea Lion and Harbor Seals. These training demonstrations are narrated by an education staff member who will also be available to answer your questions. MORE

Gorilla Program

2:00 pm

Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have. MORE

Polar Bear Program

2:30 pm

Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks! MORE

Chipotle Edible Garden Presentation

3:30 pm

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is serving up some scrumptious garden fun for the fourth year in a row in the Chipotle Edible Garden opening Friday, June 13. MORE

Bear Banter

4:00 pm

Join a member of our fabulous education staff for a talk on bears in Polar Bear Odyssey. MORE

PLAN YOUR VISIT