Wednesday, June 28, 2017

From the North

Go south on 35W or 35E to Hwy 36
From 35W take Hwy 36 East
From 35E take Hwy 36 West
Exit onto Lexington, go South
Follow Lexington to Horton Avenue
Turn right at Horton Avenue
Take the next right onto Midway Parkway
Follow the signs Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Parking Lots
The lots will be on the right hand side of the street

From the South

Take 35E north to the Randolph Avenue exit
Turn left on Randolph to Lexington Parkway
Take a right onto Lexington Parkway, and follow north for several miles
Turn left at Horton Avenue
Take the next right onto Midway Parkway
Follow the signs Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Parking Lots
The lots will be on the right hand side of the street

From the East

Take I94 West to the Lexington Parkway exit
Turn right onto Lexington Parkway
Follow Lexington north to Horton Avenue
Turn left at Horton Avenue
Take the next right onto Midway Parkway
Follow the signs Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Parking Lots
The lots will be on the right hand side of the street

From the West

Take I94 East to the Lexington Parkway exit
Turn left onto Lexington Parkway
Follow Lexington north to Horton Avenue
Turn left at Horton Avenue
Take the next right onto Midway Parkway
Follow the signs Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Parking Lots
The lots will be on the right hand side of the street

OPEN

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

 

 

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

1225 Estabrook Dr
St Paul, MN 55103

(651) 487-8200

TODAY’S EVENTS

Summer Flower Show

Sunken Garden

10:00 am

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest array of warm season blooming plants over the longest schedule of the five Sunken Garden Flower Shows. The summer show will feature blue and orange flowers with a smaller percentage of yellow and chartreuse. The Summer Flower will feature a variety of petunias, geraniums and lilies.

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey

10:30 am

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

Giraffe Feeding

Giraffe Feeding Station

10:45 am

Get closer than ever to the gentle giants of Como Zoo! The Feeding Station features a gated feeding area where visitors can purchase a leaf of romaine lettuce browse for $5 to feed the giraffe. There is also a separate, non-gated deck for viewing and photography.

Zoo Keeper Talk

Zoo Grounds

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.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show

Sparky Ampitheater

11:30 am

The Sparky Show will highlight conservation, sustainably harvested fish, sea lion behaviors, and simple things you can do to keep the planet healthy.

Butterfly Program and Release

Blooming Butterflies Tent

12:00 pm

Learn about Butterflies and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions. For $1 guests can also release a Butterfly into the exhibit!

Polar Bear Program

Polar Bear Odyssey

12:30 pm

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

Gardener Talk

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

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

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.

Butterfly Program and Release

Blooming Butterflies Tent

3:00 pm

Learn about Butterflies and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions. For $1 guests can also release a Butterfly into the exhibit!

Gorilla Program

Gorilla Forest

3:30 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.

Groovin' In The Garden - Dan Israel & the Cultivators

Enchanted Garden

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Spread out a blanket & join us for these FREE outdoor concerts. Kids will be entertained by a climbing wall, bouncy house, and lawn games. Groovin' In The Garden is sponsored by KFAI Radio, Pioneer Press and TwinCities.com.