For generations, people of all ages and backgrounds have come to Como Park Zoo & Conservatory to create lasting memories and connect with the wonders of nature. And thanks to community support, Como remains a welcoming and accessible place for everyone.
“As a child, I had no idea what it meant to have free admission, but now it is important to me to support Como because it allows everybody—everybody—to feel like they belong.”
“Connecting to an endangered animal, smelling the fragrant flower shows and feeling the warmth of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory—these are all priceless memories, and I am proud that Como can provide that to everyone free of charge.”
“It’s important that everyone has access to Como. We come for a little adventure and love that we can take our family without having to worry about cost.”
— Como supporters
With your support, Como will continue to be a gathering place for people from all walks of life to experience blooming gardens and up-close encounters with beloved animals. Each visit to Como inspires a lasting love of plants and animals and provides an opportunity for every visitor to deepen their connection to nature.
Your gift of ensures free admission for all visitors, innovative veterinary care for Como Zoo’s animals, thoughtful preservation of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory gardens, and powerful education and conservation programs. Today your gift will provide:
Provide the highest quality care for the animals at Como Zoo. Thanks to supporters like you, when Skeeter the reticulated giraffe fractured his hoof, Como’s expert zookeeping team was able to partner with animal care experts and veterinarians from across the country to successfully repair the fracture.
Partner with schools across the state to provide free virtual field trips. Como’s commitment to education continues this school year by offering 2nd grade classrooms in Minnesota the opportunity to learn from animal ambassadors, zookeepers, gardeners, and Como educators. Each virtual field trip includes activities that deepen students’ connections to nature.
Participate in conservation initiatives and partner with organizations around the world. New arrival Kulu, a two-year-old polar bear, is helping Polar Bears International test innovative new ways of tracking polar bear movement in the wild.