Monthly Giving

Como Friends Sustaining Members Make It Possible 

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

Sign up for a Sustaining Membership

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Sign up today for monthly deductions from your checking or savings account and your membership will always be current. By making a monthly contribution, you’ll enjoy all of the same great member benefits without the hassle of annual renewal notices. It is an easy, efficient, and green way to invest in Como. Join today by completing the form. Thank you!

Como Friends Membership Levels

$5/month Como Friend: Basic benefits for an individual (fully tax deductible)
$8.50/month Como Friend Plus: Basic benefits for a household (fully tax deductible)
$12.50/month Como Friends Supporter: 32 Como Town points and Como Friend Plus benefits (value of goods and services:$16)

$21/month Como Friends Connector: North American Reciprocal Museum Association benefits (Free/member admission during regular museum hours and additional perks at 800 museums) plus Como Friends Supporter benefits (value of goods and services:$16)

$42/month Como Friends Champion: 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 (value of goods and services:$40)
$84/month Horace Cleveland Society: Guided tour for six with Zookeeper or Gardener plus Como Friends Champion benefits (value of goods and services:$115)

  • 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. Discount not available online; please call 651-487-8229.

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. Offer expires December 31, 2017.

  • Minnesota Children’s Museum
    Receive $2 off general admission or $10 off any level membership with your Como Friends membership card. Museum memberships can be purchased by calling 651-225-6000. Offer expires December 31, 2017. Not valid with any other discounts. Valid for St. Paul and MOA locations.

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.

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  • Sponsor a Garden

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