Frequently Asked Questions

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Como Friends is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Some event ticket and silent auction purchases, membership levels, and Animal & Garden Sponsorships may not be fully deductible. See those pages for details. Please consult your tax advisor.

Donations can be made by check payable to Como Friends and mailed to 1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55103.

Donations made using a membership form will go towards your new or renewed membership. If you made a contribution using a general donation form and would like to receive membership cards, please contact Como Friends at 651-487-8229 and we will update your gift.

Como Friends never sells, shares, or trades donor information. For more information, please see our donor privacy policy on the About page.

You no longer need reservations at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is currently open winter hours: October 1–March 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Summer hours, April 1–September 30, are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Como is open 365 days per year.

Thanks to community support for Como Friends, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is completely free for all visitors.

Wheelchairs and electric scooters are available to rent through Garden Safari Gifts. Per day, wheelchairs rent for $10.00 and electric scooters rent for $30.00. A valid ID is required as collateral. In addition, electric scooters require a major credit card. All rentals must be returned to Garden Safari Gifts before the Zoo and Conservatory close.

Strollers are not available for rent at this time.

Information about Como Regional Park can be found on the city of Saint Paul’s Parks and Recreation Department website here: https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/como-regional-park.

Or direct your inquiry to:

25 West 4th Street, Suite 400
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-266-6400
TTY: 651-266-6378

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