Did you get our annual mailing? Make your gift here!


SAVE & SUPPORT: Buy unique holiday gifts for the people you love, while supporting the plants and animals you care about at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.


The Giving Season: Employee Match Programs can make your contributions to Como Friends do more in 2017


Forward Progress: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory evolved from a Victoria-era menagerie to become Minnesota’s most visited conservation classroom


A Powerful Partnership: Como Friends celebrates 15 years as the fundraising force behind Como Park Zoo and Conservatory


Sparky at 60: Evolving with the times, Minnesota’s most iconic animal ambassador gets ready for a remodel.


Como Friends Impact

Como Friends inspires community generosity, giving Como Park Zoo and Conservatory the extra care and feeding it needs to thrive.

visitors welcomed with free admission in 2016
in new investment since 2000
raised for Como in 2016

What's New

  • Annual Gift to Como

    Make your Annual Gift Here!

  • Residency Programs

    Area classrooms move to Como for innovative education

  • Ground Level

    Renovating a “rising star” among Japanese gardens

  • Holiday Shopping at Como

    View some Como Gift Ideas

  • Kids for Como

    Kids keep Como thriving and free

  • Planned Giving

    Protect Como for generations to come

  • Cutting-Edge Care for Como’s Animals

    Como Friends make medical miracles possible at Como Zoo

  • Sponsor an Animal

    Be a friend to Como’s animals.