Thanks to you, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory remains admission-free for all.

 

Join us as we “Discover Como” all over again at Como Friends’ Sunset Affair, a casual summer gala to celebrate the extraordinary animals and plants, exciting education programs, and exceptional keepers and horticulturists who connect our community to the beauty and wonder of the natural world. 

 

After losing hundreds of collection plants to orchid viruses several years ago, the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory’s Orchid Collection is making a recovery thanks to your support for Como Friends.

 

Born at the Columbus Zoo, the almost two-year-old polar bear Kulu is diving in to his new life in Minnesota at Como Zoo.

 

Designed by Marjorie McNeely Conservatory’s horticulturist Ariel Dressler, this summer’s Sunken Garden Show is all about summer sunsets.

 

Make Garden Safari Gifts your Como shopping destination! Committed to conservation-minded product choices which also includes Eco plush and some buzz-worthy gifts. Open Monday through Sunday, 10 am. – 6 pm. Reservations are required.

 

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

 

Your support for Como Friends removes barriers, ensuring that Como is a community asset that belongs to everyone.

 

Check out our new search tool, Double the Donation, and increase your impact with an Employer Match.

 

With furry new faces and falling temperatures, fall is a busy season at Como Zoo

 

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

 

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

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Como Friends Impact

Como Friends inspires community generosity in support of Como Park Zoo and Conservatory so it thrives for generations to come.

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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.