Membership Benefits

Como Friends Members Make It Possible 

Your Como Friends membership keeps Como Park Zoo and Conservatory free and accessible, every day of the year.

As a member of Como Friends, you’re carrying on a century-long tradition of community support for Como, providing the extra resources the historic Como Zoo and the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory need to grow and thrive.  Purchase Here.

Como Friends Membership Levels

Como Friend ($55 annual contribution): Basic benefits for an individual
Como Friend Plus ($100 annual or $8.50 monthly contribution): Basic benefits for a household
Como Friends Supporter ($150 annual or $12.50 monthly contribution): 32 Como Town points and Como Friend Plus benefits

Como Friends Connector ($250 annual or $21 monthly contribution): North American Reciprocal Museum Association benefits (Free/member admission during regular museum hours and additional perks at 800 museums) plus Como Friends Supporter benefits

Como Friends Champion  ($500 annual or $42 monthly contribution): Invitation to private annual reception and Early Access Perk (Enter Como Park Zoo and Conservatory grounds before it is open to the public, after 9 a.m. 7 days a week. RSVP required. Call 651-487-8229.) plus Como Friends Connector benefits
$1,000 Horace Cleveland Society ($1,000 annual or $84 monthly contribution): Guided tour for six with Zookeeper or Gardener plus Como Friends Champion benefits

Basic member benefits:

  • Access to special events throughout the year.
  • Hear about zoo babies, exhibit improvements, and more with a quarterly subscription to the Como Friends Insider.
  • Cultivate a passion for conservation with free and reduced admission to hundreds of partner zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens. Please call prior to visiting a participating institution to verify the reciprocal benefit offered.
  • Learn about nature with a  tuition discount on education programs.
  • Support Como and save with a 15 percent members-only discount on every purchase at Garden Safari Gifts.
  • Enjoy discounted tickets to Bouquets and other Como Friends’ events.

Additional Discounts for Members:

  • Science Museum of Minnesota
    Members of Como Friends are invited to receive $5 off a full-price Household or Dual level Science Museum membership. No other discounts apply. Admission does not apply to special exhibits. Must show valid Como Friends membership card. Discounts not available online. 


  • Thank you to our partners at Como Town for sponsoring the membership program!
  • Waive benefits for 100 percent tax-deductibility and you will still receive Como Friends membership card and all associated privileges.
  • Senior Citizens are eligible for $10 off any level.

Learn More

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  • Keep up to date with Como

    News and updates about Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.

  • Sponsor an Animal

    Be a friend to Como’s animals.

  • Sponsor a Garden

    Help the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory grow.