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.


Few things can cure a case of cabin fever quite like a trip to Como’s Sunken Garden.


Feel your spirit unfurl in the balmy beauty of Bouquets, an intimate, after-hours benefit for Como Park Zoo and Conservatory on Thursday, February 24 from 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm. Purchase your tickets today!


Make Garden Safari Gifts your Como shopping destination! Committed to conservation-minded product choices which now includes Eco plush. Open Monday through Sunday, 10 am. – 4 pm. Reservations and masks 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.


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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


Como Friends Impact

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

visitors welcomed with free admission in 2020
in new investment since 2000
raised for Como in 2020

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.