Fun Fundraisers & Supporter Special Access Events
At Como Friends we create fun and informative opportunities to support the Zoo and Conservatory year round.
KSTP Eyewitness News Phone-A-Thon
Watch for special animal features throughout the day, and help the animals and plants at Como grow and thrive.
Special Access: Sparky Show Dress Rehearsal
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Como Friends supporters are invited to enjoy a before-hours opportunity to preview Sparkys summer 2017 show.RSVP
Travelers Sunset Affair
July 20th, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Travelers Sunset Affair is our summertime gala that brings civic leaders and community supporters together for an after-hours experience in support of Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.Learn More
Como Friends ZooBoo at Como Zoo
October 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th
For four nights in October, Como Zoo is transformed into a furry and fairy-tailed wonderlanda perfect fright-free destination for your tiniest trick-or-treaters.Learn More
February 22nd, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (VIP reception 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Bouquets is Como Friends most spirited fundraiser of the year with delectable samplings of dozens of fine wines, local foods, and craft beers.Learn More
Como Friends at 15
The nonprofit fundraising force at Como celebrates a new milestone
Sparky at 60
Minnesota’s favorite sea lion is still making a splash
Jewel of Como
Celebrating a century at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
Keeper Megan Elder preserves orangutans near and far