Don't miss Bouquets, our festive fundraiser for Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.


Over the decades, one thing remains the same at Como —free admission. Make a gift this year to keep Como accessible to all.


Conservation Champion Michelle Hays went to Gabon, bringing home lessons for Como Zoo’s gorilla fans and followers.


Protecting the Pura Vida: Conserving sloths and other threatened animals in Costa Rica. Keeper Liz discusses her conservation champions' experience supported by Como Friends


With more than 850,000 school age visitors, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is Minnesota’s conservation classroom.


Understanding the world's most elusive cat: keeper Hans reports on his Conservation Champions trip supported by Como Friends.


Your contribution helped build Como Harbor and make possible plenty of other programs and improvements at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory


Sustaining Members keep fundraising costs low and Como Friends' mission moving forward.


Free Means Free: We asked a few of Como's two million annual visitors what free admission means to them.


Cozy up to Shopping at Garden Safari Gifts.


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


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 2018
in new investment since 2000
raised for Como in 2018

What's New

  • Donate Today!

    Choose your way to help Como Thrive

  • Residency Programs

    Area classrooms move to Como for innovative education

  • Ground Level

    Renovating a “rising star” among Japanese gardens

  • Shopping at Como

    See what's new at Garden Safari Gifts

  • Kids for Como

    Kids keep Como thriving and free

  • Planned Giving

    Protect Como for generations to come

  • Sparky's New Home

    Your support helped to build Como Harbor and make possible a host of other programs and improvements at Como

  • Sponsor an Animal

    Be a friend to Como’s animals.