The Spring Sunken Garden Flower show at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory gives visitors an early taste of spring. With free admission, the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory has been one of Minnesota’s most inviting destinations.


Your contribution in 2018 helped to build Como Harbor and make possible plenty of other programs and improvements at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory


Como Zoo keeper Hans Jorgensen traveled to Kyrgyzstan to follow in the footsteps of the world’s most elusive large cat with the help of Como Friends’ Conservation Champions program.


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.


SAVING WILD AFRICAN PENGUINS: A Como Zoo Aquatics Keeper brings her Expertise to Wild Penguin Conservation


WHATS NEW?: Gift Ideas from 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.