Events

Bouquets

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

TICKET OPTIONS

Virtual Bouquets FREE, suggested donation of $25
Want to raise a glass to Como from the comfort of your own home? The Virtual Event has unlimited capacity and will have access to our program, the Mystery Envelopes game and the Silent Auction launching on Monday, February 20th. A great opportunity for a behind the scenes look and way to support Como from home! For a suggested donation of $25 per person, Como Friends supporters will have access to a virtual program that goes “live” at 7:00 p.m. the night of Bouquets and is viewable anytime thereafter.

SOLD OUT – Bouquets Plus: $125
The Bouquets Plus experience begins at 6:00 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

If you are interested in attending the Bouquets Plus experience, please email events@comofriends.org or call Como Friends at 651-487-8229 to be placed on the waiting list. You are encouraged to purchase a General Admission ticket, which will be upgraded if a spot in the Plus experience becomes available.

Arrive early at Bouquets and explore balmy Tropical Encounters, a living rainforest and Como’s most diverse habitat. Tropical Encounters is filled with brightly colored birds, fish, and frogs, soaring palms, and lush greenery. Say hello to one of Como’s most beloved animal ambassadors, Chloe the sloth. The experience includes delicious culinary treats and full pours of select wine and beer, which you will enjoy from the unique rooms overlooking Tropical Encounters’ vibrant canopy. Following this special experience, you will be able to join the full event.

SOLD OUT – Individual Ticket: $75
Bouquets begins at 7:00 PM (SOLD OUT)

If you are interested in purchasing a General Admission ticket, please email events@comofriends.org or call Como Friends at 651-487-8229 to be placed on the waiting list.

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. Starting at 7:00 p.m., 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.

SOLD OUT – Add-on Experience (Growing Range Tours): $25
Must purchase a General Admission or Plus ticket for this add-on experience.
Tours at 7:30 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

If you are interested in purchasing an add-on experience for either a Plus or General Admission ticket, please email events@comofriends.org or call Como Friends at 651-487-8229 to be placed on the waiting list.

Are you looking to add more Como to your evening at Bouquets? Join us for an exclusive tour of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory’s extraordinary 30,000-square foot behind-the-scenes growing range and learn how Como’s horticulturalists cultivate and care for exceptional plant species from around the globe—many that are used to flavor wine, beer and food!

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.

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BETHANY PAUL

Events Manager

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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 Bethany Paul, Como Friends’ Events Manager.

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