Save the Date for Tuesday, May 14th, 2024 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Wild Conservation (21+)
An after-hours event for the 21+ flock in support of Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Don’t miss your opportunity to see Como in a new light at Wild Conservation, an after-hours adventure for the 21+ flock.
Experience the magic of Como Park Zoo and Conservatory at Twilight! Como transforms during the treasured golden hour as the sun is setting. The animals are getting ready for bed, the soft light casts a glow in the Tropical Encounters’ pools, and the flowers in the gardens become more vibrant.
This fun-filled evening in support of Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is geared towards adults 21+ who love Como and want to explore without the crowds or the kids. You can spend the evening leisurely meandering through Como or gather your friends and put together a team and take part in the Conservation Quest, a fun digital scavenger hunt all around the Zoo and Conservatory and win the chance to feed a giraffe!
Festivities and Activities:
Q & A with Como’s Zookeepers and Horticulturists to learn how Como is critical to protecting endangered species all over the world, including: Gorillas; Snow Leopards (maybe see new cub Willow); Penguins; and Orchids (with entrance into the Orchid House)
Sneak peek at the Fall Flower Show before it opens to the public
Opportunity to see the beauty and rich fall colors of the maples of the Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden in the evening
Bonsai, Japanese Garden, and North Garden interpreters
Conservation education stations
Cash bar and concessions
The animals at Como Zoo go to bed a little earlier when we move into fall, so the zoo habitats and grounds will close at 7:00 p.m. The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, The Ordway Gardens, and Visitor Center will remain open for the duration of the event.
Proceeds from Como Quest: Wild Conservation support best practices in animal care, fund improvements to exhibits and gardens, and ensure barrier-free access to Como for all. When purchasing your ticket, you will have a chance to make a donation to support all this and more! Advance donations of $20 and up will include a drink ticket, redeemable for a beverage at the bar.
General Admission tickets are $40. Como Friends members are eligible for $5 off full price tickets.
Questions or comments? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-487-8229 and a team member will assist you.
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Director of Institutional Partnerships and Events
If you have specific questions regarding Como Quest: Wild Conservation (21+) please contact Caroline Mehlhop, Como Friends’ Director of Institutional Partnerships and Events.