Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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  • The Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is free. A suggested donation of $3 for adults and $2 for children is appreciated to help care for the plants and animals.

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  • Summer hours (April 1 - Sept. 30) are 10 am - 6 pm. Winter hours (October 1 - March 31) are 10 am - 4 pm.

Green Practices

  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Water Conservation/Wastewater Mgmt Plan
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation
  • Eco-Friendly Landscape/Facility Design
  • Eco-Friendly Purchasing Practices

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  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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Events

  1. Groovin' In The Garden

    1225 Estabrook Dr
    St Paul, MN 55103
    Call: (651) 487-8201

    While the grownups get their groove on with some of the Twin Cities best bands, the kids will be entertained by a climbing wall, bouncy house, and lawn games. Pack the dancing shoes, spread out a blanket & join us for these FREE outdoor concerts & activities on the Visitor Center lawn.

    Groovin' In The Garden is funded by the Legacy Amendment

    6/15/2016 - Crankshaft & the Gear Grinders
    Crankshaft has been pounding the pavement since 2008, developing his own "pork neck" style along the way. A sound heavily rooted in rock 'n' roll, blues, country, swing, and surf that "could not have been imagined prior to the early punk scene," as described by Dig In Magazine. Rock solid original lyrics, a dedicated fan base, and his 21st century twist on the American roots is pushing him to the top of the crowded Minneapolis music scene in a hurry. It's becoming clear to many that Crankshaft is "one of the best and most interesting roots, rock and blues acts playing around town these days." - Cities 97

    6/22/16 - The Innocent Reggae Band
    With a vocal delivery reminiscent of Bob Marley, Innocent’s live performance is captivating. He engages the audience immediately and holds them rapt throughout the show. Innocent presents roots reggae on the highest level.

    6/29/16 - The Bad Companions
    The Bad Companions are a long-standing (and popular!) Minneapolis-based roots-rock quartet. They’re two guitars, stand-up bass and drums, a strong original catalog and a set-list as long as your arm drawn from the swingin’ heyday of American rock-a-billy, r & b, country and blues. They’ve been featured on NPR’s ‘Prairie Home Companion’, have a couple national television appearances under their belt and have graced the radio airwaves of this great state from Duluth to Le Seuer.

    7/06/16 - The Katy Vernon Band
    London born ukulele songstress Katy Vernon, plays with a full band, combining Americana twang with uk driven pop. Her newest CD ‘Present’ topped several critics lists for 2015.

    7/13/16 - The Morning Kings
    The Morning Kings are known throughout the region for having a layered, energetic full band sound with influences of funk, rock, and organized jam. TMK pushes the envelope to create and innovate music that can get a crowd moving while invoking a true connection to the music.

    7/20/16 - Jaedyn James & The Hunger
    Jaedyn James & The Hunger is a 10 piece, raw funk, rock n roll, soul band who burst onto the Minneapolis music scene in the fall of 2014. The Hunger brings the heat; Jaedyn James, a fiery sparkplug- ignites her band and audiences. It’s obvious when seen live, JJ&TH takes their fun very seriously. In fact, you are expected to dance at a Hunger show.

    7/27/16 - The Auctioneers
    The Auctioneers are a swingin’ combo of 5 local guys with 18 years of experience in the Twin Cities music scene. They play a crazy wide range of country twanged music from Hank Williams and Johnny Cash to Steve Earle and The Bottle Rockets. A delightful cacophony of guitars, drums, harmonica and horn will fill the air with a good time groove and a few laughs.

    8/03/16 - Lunch Duchess
    Lunch Duchess is a new Minneapolis grunge-pop band fronted by Katharine Seggerman and including members of B.O.Y.F., Bae Tigre, Mrs., and Catbath. The singer-drummer screams & coos about heartbreak, laziness, and nihilism while backed up by a righteous trio of guitar, bass, and synth. Their first EP, “My Mom Says I Have A Rich Inner Life” was released in March 2016.

Meetings & Conferences

  • Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
  • Meetings Website
  • Meeting/Convention Facilities (maximum capacity): 250
  • Banquet Facilities (maximum capacity): 250
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 7
  • Catering Available
  • On-site Catering Required

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