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.

January 2018

Special Access: Orchid Show Preview

January 28th, 2018,  9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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February 2018


February 22nd, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (VIP reception 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

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April 2018

KSTP-TV Eyewitness News Phone-a-Thon

Como Friends’ 14th annual televised benefit for Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

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June 2018

Gorilla Forest 5th Anniversary Open House

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

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July 2018

Travelers Sunset Affair

July 19th, 2018, 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