Thinking about bringing a group to Como for a self-guided tour? Complete our online School and Group Notification Form to let us know about your upcoming visit.

Book a Program

We offer several classes and educational programs for groups. Check out the Education section or call our visitors center for more information.

Where to eat?

Picnic tables are available on a first-come-first-serve basis in Como Park’s West Picnic Grounds, located across Midway Parkway near the Palm Lot parking lot and Como Town.

Picnic shelters in Como Park can be reserved by calling the St. Paul Parks and Recreation Parks Permit Office at 651-632-5111.

Grassy Areas are also available for picnic-style lunches.

Group Lockers

Group lockers are located on the second level of the Visitor Center. One group locker can hold lunches and jackets for approximately 50 elementary students.  Cost: $10/locker per day. Inquire at Visitor Service’s desk on the day of your visit.


Download a map of the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory grounds for the location of our parking lots. Parking and a free shuttle service is also available weekends May – September. Buses may now drop off their students even closer to the door thanks to the new Minnesota and Circle Gardens! Incorporated within the gardens is a new circle turnaround that provides a safe and convenient designated loading and unloading location for school buses, guests with limited mobility, and larger groups.