Como Friends Event Calendar

Fun Fundraisers & Supporter Special Access Events

At Como Friends we create fun and informative opportunities to support the Zoo and Conservatory year round.

August 2018

Special Access: Blooming Butterflies

Thursday, August 9, 2018,  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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September 2018

Special Access: Orangutan Conservation with Dr. Jamartin Sihite

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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November 2018

Special Access: Holiday Shopping & Flower Show

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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February 2019


February 28nd, 2019, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (VIP reception 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

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April 2019


KSTP-TV Eyewitness News Phone-a-Thon

More information to come.
Como Friends’ 14th annual televised benefit for Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

July 2019

Sunset Affair

July 18th, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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  • Como Friends at 15

    The nonprofit fundraising force at Como celebrates a new milestone

  • Sparky at 60

    Minnesota’s favorite sea lion is still making a splash

  • Jewel of Como

    Celebrating a century at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

  • Orangutan Conservation

    Keeper Megan Elder preserves orangutans near and far