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

December 2014
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Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Sunken Garden Closed for Show Change

Sunken Garden
12/21/2014
10:00 am

All rooms of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory are open except the Sunken Garden. We are preparing for the Holiday Flower Show.

Holiday Shopping at Garden Safari Gifts

Garden Safari Gift Shop
12/21/2014
10:00 am

Como’s Garden Safari Gifts is open 365 days a year and combines the best of both the zoo and conservatory by featuring botanical soaps and lotions, distinctive jewelry, adorable stuffed animals, fun interactive children’s gifts, live plants, bonsai, apparel items and more! Buy that perfect holiday gift for that someone special.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

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Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Holiday Shopping at Garden Safari Gifts

Garden Safari Gift Shop
12/21/2014
10:00 am

Como’s Garden Safari Gifts is open 365 days a year and combines the best of both the zoo and conservatory by featuring botanical soaps and lotions, distinctive jewelry, adorable stuffed animals, fun interactive children’s gifts, live plants, bonsai, apparel items and more! Buy that perfect holiday gift for that someone special.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

3

Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Holiday Shopping at Garden Safari Gifts

Garden Safari Gift Shop
12/21/2014
10:00 am

Como’s Garden Safari Gifts is open 365 days a year and combines the best of both the zoo and conservatory by featuring botanical soaps and lotions, distinctive jewelry, adorable stuffed animals, fun interactive children’s gifts, live plants, bonsai, apparel items and more! Buy that perfect holiday gift for that someone special.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

4

Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Lil' Explorer Thursdays!

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
10:00 am

Free Thursdays though April! Come explore 10-Noon each Thursday in the Visitor's Center! Meet animal and plant visitors, see story time, play games and many other fun activities. Different themes each week! MORE

Holiday Shopping at Garden Safari Gifts

Garden Safari Gift Shop
12/21/2014
10:00 am

Como’s Garden Safari Gifts is open 365 days a year and combines the best of both the zoo and conservatory by featuring botanical soaps and lotions, distinctive jewelry, adorable stuffed animals, fun interactive children’s gifts, live plants, bonsai, apparel items and more! Buy that perfect holiday gift for that someone special.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

5

Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Holiday Shopping at Garden Safari Gifts

Garden Safari Gift Shop
12/21/2014
10:00 am

Como’s Garden Safari Gifts is open 365 days a year and combines the best of both the zoo and conservatory by featuring botanical soaps and lotions, distinctive jewelry, adorable stuffed animals, fun interactive children’s gifts, live plants, bonsai, apparel items and more! Buy that perfect holiday gift for that someone special.

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

6

Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Holiday Shopping at Garden Safari Gifts

Garden Safari Gift Shop
12/21/2014
10:00 am

Como’s Garden Safari Gifts is open 365 days a year and combines the best of both the zoo and conservatory by featuring botanical soaps and lotions, distinctive jewelry, adorable stuffed animals, fun interactive children’s gifts, live plants, bonsai, apparel items and more! Buy that perfect holiday gift for that someone special.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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
12/21/2014
11:30 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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
12/21/2014
2:30 pm

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

7

Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Family Photo Opportunity!

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
8:00 am

The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory will be open on Sunday, December 8th, 8:00 am – 10:00 am Group photos and tripods will be allowed. $5 per person Call 651-487-8201 for more information Get your Holiday picture here!

Holiday Shopping at Garden Safari Gifts

Garden Safari Gift Shop
12/21/2014
10:00 am

Como’s Garden Safari Gifts is open 365 days a year and combines the best of both the zoo and conservatory by featuring botanical soaps and lotions, distinctive jewelry, adorable stuffed animals, fun interactive children’s gifts, live plants, bonsai, apparel items and more! Buy that perfect holiday gift for that someone special.

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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
12/21/2014
11:30 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

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Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Holiday Shopping at Garden Safari Gifts

Garden Safari Gift Shop
12/21/2014
10:00 am

Como’s Garden Safari Gifts is open 365 days a year and combines the best of both the zoo and conservatory by featuring botanical soaps and lotions, distinctive jewelry, adorable stuffed animals, fun interactive children’s gifts, live plants, bonsai, apparel items and more! Buy that perfect holiday gift for that someone special.

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

9

Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Holiday Shopping at Garden Safari Gifts

Garden Safari Gift Shop
12/21/2014
10:00 am

Como’s Garden Safari Gifts is open 365 days a year and combines the best of both the zoo and conservatory by featuring botanical soaps and lotions, distinctive jewelry, adorable stuffed animals, fun interactive children’s gifts, live plants, bonsai, apparel items and more! Buy that perfect holiday gift for that someone special.

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

10

Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Holiday Shopping at Garden Safari Gifts

Garden Safari Gift Shop
12/21/2014
10:00 am

Como’s Garden Safari Gifts is open 365 days a year and combines the best of both the zoo and conservatory by featuring botanical soaps and lotions, distinctive jewelry, adorable stuffed animals, fun interactive children’s gifts, live plants, bonsai, apparel items and more! Buy that perfect holiday gift for that someone special.

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

11

Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Holiday Shopping at Garden Safari Gifts

Garden Safari Gift Shop
12/21/2014
10:00 am

Como’s Garden Safari Gifts is open 365 days a year and combines the best of both the zoo and conservatory by featuring botanical soaps and lotions, distinctive jewelry, adorable stuffed animals, fun interactive children’s gifts, live plants, bonsai, apparel items and more! Buy that perfect holiday gift for that someone special.

Lil' Explorer Thursdays!

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
10:00 am

Free Thursdays though April! Come explore 10-Noon each Thursday in the Visitor's Center! Meet animal and plant visitors, see story time, play games and many other fun activities. Different themes each week! MORE

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

***SOLD OUT*** Holiday Tea & Behind the Scenes Tour

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
11:00 am

Leave the cool weather outside and delight in an afternoon garden tea service in the beautiful Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Guests will dine on a scrumptious 3 course tea service and receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the Conservatory. Tickets $35 before Thanksgiving or $40 after Thanksgiving. Space is limited and reservations are required. 651-487-8250. MORE

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

***SOLD OUT*** Holiday Tea & Behind the Scenes Tour

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
2:00 pm

Leave the cool weather outside and delight in an afternoon garden tea service in the beautiful Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Guests will dine on a scrumptious 3 course tea service and receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the Conservatory. Tickets $35 before Thanksgiving or $40 after Thanksgiving. Space is limited and reservations are required. 651-487-8250. MORE

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Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Holiday Shopping at Garden Safari Gifts

Garden Safari Gift Shop
12/21/2014
10:00 am

Como’s Garden Safari Gifts is open 365 days a year and combines the best of both the zoo and conservatory by featuring botanical soaps and lotions, distinctive jewelry, adorable stuffed animals, fun interactive children’s gifts, live plants, bonsai, apparel items and more! Buy that perfect holiday gift for that someone special.

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

13

Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

'Drop and Shop' at Como!

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
9:00 am

This holiday season we are offering parents a way to check things off their holiday to-do list while their little elves are busy having fun at Como.We have an educational, fun-filled experience that will occupy the little ones, giving parents the opportunity to take care of some holiday shopping….or perhaps simply go on a date!

Space is limited & pre-registration is required. The cost is $35 per child. Family discounts are available. For more information and to register call 651-487-8272. MORE

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Holiday Shopping at Garden Safari Gifts

Garden Safari Gift Shop
12/21/2014
10:00 am

Como’s Garden Safari Gifts is open 365 days a year and combines the best of both the zoo and conservatory by featuring botanical soaps and lotions, distinctive jewelry, adorable stuffed animals, fun interactive children’s gifts, live plants, bonsai, apparel items and more! Buy that perfect holiday gift for that someone special.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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
12/21/2014
11:30 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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
12/21/2014
2:30 pm

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

14

Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Holiday Shopping at Garden Safari Gifts

Garden Safari Gift Shop
12/21/2014
10:00 am

Como’s Garden Safari Gifts is open 365 days a year and combines the best of both the zoo and conservatory by featuring botanical soaps and lotions, distinctive jewelry, adorable stuffed animals, fun interactive children’s gifts, live plants, bonsai, apparel items and more! Buy that perfect holiday gift for that someone special.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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
12/21/2014
11:30 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

15

Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Holiday Shopping at Garden Safari Gifts

Garden Safari Gift Shop
12/21/2014
10:00 am

Como’s Garden Safari Gifts is open 365 days a year and combines the best of both the zoo and conservatory by featuring botanical soaps and lotions, distinctive jewelry, adorable stuffed animals, fun interactive children’s gifts, live plants, bonsai, apparel items and more! Buy that perfect holiday gift for that someone special.

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

16

Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

17

Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

18

Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Lil' Explorer Thursdays!

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
10:00 am

Free Thursdays though April! Come explore 10-Noon each Thursday in the Visitor's Center! Meet animal and plant visitors, see story time, play games and many other fun activities. Different themes each week! MORE

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

19

Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Santa Feeding the Reindeer

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
1:00 pm

'Tis the season we've all been waiting for! While Santa and his elves check their "Naughty or Nice" lists, his flight crew is preparing for their merry trip around the globe. If you’ve been good, you may see Santa visit his reindeer on December 19, 22, and 23 at 1 PM. MORE

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

20

Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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
12/21/2014
11:30 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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
12/21/2014
2:30 pm

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

21

Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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
12/21/2014
11:30 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

22

Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
12/21/2014
12:00 am

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Santa Feeding the Reindeer

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
1:00 pm

'Tis the season we've all been waiting for! While Santa and his elves check their "Naughty or Nice" lists, his flight crew is preparing for their merry trip around the globe. If you’ve been good, you may see Santa visit his reindeer on December 19, 22, and 23 at 1 PM. MORE

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

23

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Santa Feeding the Reindeer

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
1:00 pm

'Tis the season we've all been waiting for! While Santa and his elves check their "Naughty or Nice" lists, his flight crew is preparing for their merry trip around the globe. If you’ve been good, you may see Santa visit his reindeer on December 19, 22, and 23 at 1 PM. MORE

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

24

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

25

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

26

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

27

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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
12/21/2014
11:30 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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
12/21/2014
2:30 pm

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

28

Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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
12/21/2014
11:30 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

Music Under Glass Featuring the Dean Magraw Trio

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
4:30 pm

Dean Magraw is a guitar wizard who can span genres from jazz to rock, celtic to Indian. Joining Dean will be award winning musicians Jim Anton on bass and JT Bates on drums.

Live music from some of the Twin Cities finest musicians perform in the Sunken Garden Sunday's December 28 - March 1 from 4:30-6:30. The music is also piped in to the Palm Dome and North Garden for your listening and strolling enjoyment. Beer and wine available to purchase.

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Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

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Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

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Holiday Flower Show

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
10:00 am

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias.

Noon Year's Party with Twin Cities Road Crew

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
10:00 am

A family event so popular, we're doing it twice! Ring in the "Zoo" year during a special Noon Year's Celebration on December 31 & January 1. Join us for dancing, music, fun and games hosted by the Twin Cities Road Crew! We will have craft making, special animal enrichment, giveaways, and a countdown to noon with hundreds of beach balls dropped from the ceiling.

Minnesota College Savings Plan will have information on college savings accounts, folders, bookmarks, and growth charts. They will have a Register To Win Box, and will be offering $100 towards a new or existing savings plan.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey
12/21/2014
10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds
12/21/2014
11:00 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.

Story Time

Visitor Center
12/21/2014
12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters.

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
12/21/2014
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.

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest
12/21/2014
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.

     
 

EVENTS

Winter Camp Registration Now Open

Looking for something fun & educational for your kids to do over winter break? Or perhaps your kids are out of school, but you have to work. We have you covered! Winter Camps are for students in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and are full-day sessions. MORE

Holiday Flower Show

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attracted at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias. MORE

Polar Bear Program

10:30 am

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

Zoo Keeper Talk

11:00 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

11:30 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

Story Time

12:00 pm

Join us for story time everyday at 12:00! Our stories feature plants and animals, and occasionally involve costumed characters. 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

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

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