Join us for Bouquets, an after-hours benefit for Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, in support of the plants, animals, and free access you love at Como!

IMPORTANT! BOUQUETS TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT, but if you are a ticket holder and would like to purchase our Bonsai Add-on experience, there are still tickets available.

if you would like to be put on a waiting list for our plus or general admission experience, please email us at or call 651-487-8229.)


ATTN: BOUQUETS PLUS TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! (if you would like to be put on a waiting list please email us at or call 651-487-8229.)
Bouquets Plus $125   |  6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Arrive early at Bouquets and explore the Primate Building, home to Como’s gorillas, orangutans, patas monkeys, sloths, spider monkeys, lemurs, saki monkeys, and tamarins. This special experience includes delicious culinary treats, wine, and beer offerings selected exclusively for the Bouquets Plus guests, and zookeeper Q & A – all while surrounded by Como’s extraordinary primates. Your Bouquets Plus ticket also gives you access to the general admission event.

ATTN: GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! (if you would like to be put on a waiting list please email us at or call 651-487-8229.)
Bouquets General Admission $75  |  7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

With wine, beer, and food tastings arrayed throughout Como’s Visitor Center and the gardens of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, no other fundraiser in town has a more beautiful backdrop. Bouquets guests can sip and sample hors d’oeuvres, listen to live music, bid on a host of exceptional silent auction packages, take a turn at popular Bouquets games, and learn more about the high-priority improvements supported by Bouquets’ Fund-a-Mission donations.

Add-on Experience $25  |  Open house style experience between 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Guests must purchase either a Bouquets Plus or General Admission ticket to participate)

Are you looking to add more Como to your evening at Bouquets? Take a tranquil moment away from the bustle of Bouquets and join us in the Berglund Room where you’ll be inspired by the living art of bonsai. Ask Como’s horticulturalists how they cultivate and care for the largest public Bonsai collection in the upper Midwest and view some of our exceptional “trees in a pot.” At this engaging experience, experts will be on hand to demonstrate their skills and artistry, share bonsai tips, show the tools of the trade, and unlock the mystery of this ancient art form!

Covid-19: Como Friends and Como Park Zoo & Conservatory continue to follow state, local and venue guidance pertaining to Covid-19. Masks are welcome at Bouquets, but not required. Please stay home if you don’t feel well, if you have symptoms of Covid-19, or if you have been in recent contact with someone diagnosed with Covid-19. Thank you.



Event Manager


Como Friends’ Bouquets benefit includes a silent auction featuring fine wines, rare brews, accessories and tasting experiences donated by the Twin Cities’ best vendors and vintners. To make an in-kind donation to the Bouquets silent auction, contact Laura Sherar, Como Friends’ Event Manager.

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