Friday, October 20, 2017

OPEN

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Today's Species: Penguin

Penguins cannot fly but they are expert swimmers. Penguins dive quickly while hunting for fish, and can reach depths up to 30 feet.

TODAY’S EVENTS

Fall Flower Show

10:00 am

While many Minnesota gardens are winding down for the winter season, the Sunken Garden at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory will be in full bloom! The Fall Flower Show features a variety of Chrysanthemums. The colors for the show will be black and orange in October and black and pink in November. MORE

Wings: The Beauty of Powered Flight in the Natural World

10:00 am

View this inspiring exhibit of images captured of birds and insects in flight just in time for the fall migration. Photographer Ken Epstein curated this exhibit from images he has taken over the last 7 years. 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

Snow Leopard Program

11:30 am

Learn about Como's snow leopards, how they are cared for, observe special enrichment, plus guests can ask questions. 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

Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes, monkeys, tamarins, and lemurs. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have. MORE

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