Como Park Zoo and Conservatory1225 Estabrook Dr
St Paul, MN 55103
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory will overwhelm your senses with unique experiences. The zoo's exhibits of exotic animals include gorillas, giraffe, polar bears, sea lions, tigers, and orangutans just to name a few. Tropical Encounters exhibit will immerse you in the sights, sounds, and smells of a South American rainforest. The stunning conservatory gardens include seasonal flower shows, tropical gardens, orchids, ferns, bonsai and a world renowned Japanese Garden. Como offers unique classes and programs for all ages, and is an award winning wedding venue. Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is open 365 days; 10am-6pm from April 1-September 30 and 10am-4pm from October 1-March 31. Admission to both the Como Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is always free and a voluntary donation is appreciated. For additional information, go to comozooconservatory.org or call 651-487-8201.
Hours & Dates
- Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
- Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
- Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
- Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
- Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
- Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Summer hours (April 1 - Sept. 30) are 10 am - 6 pm.
Winter hours (October 1 - March 31) are 10 am - 4 pm.
The Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is free. A suggested donation of $4 for adults and $2 for children is appreciated to help care for the plants and animals. BECASUE OF COVID-19, WE ARE REQUIRING RESERVATIONS AT THIS TIME.
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Conservation is a part of our mission. Our goal is to take an active role in helping conserve our planet’s resources. As a model for others, our staff works to preserve resources & operate in an environmentally responsible, efficient, & sustainable mann
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Water conservation/wastewater management plan
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Meetings & Conferences
- Banquet facilities maximum capacity: 250
- Catering available
- Commercial air service nearby
- Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
- Meeting/convention facilities maximum capacity: 400
- Number of meeting rooms: 8
- On-site catering required
Spent most of the afternoon at Como zoo and absolutely loved it. The animals were nice to see but the greenhouses were the best part of the zoo. We could of sat forever looking at the beautiful...
— Tisa T, October 22, 2022
We booked our free advanced reservation days ahead of time. Drove around for a little while to find street parking. It’s only a short walk to the entrance. There are not many exhibits here compared...
— TravelKat21, September 5, 2022
Excellent visit. Free entry - a well kept zoo with a wide variety of beautiful animals. Enjoyed the Sea Lion Show. The conservatory was also beautiful with multiple rooms of many different plants...
— Abamagal, August 23, 2022
Whenever visiting St. Paul we make an effort to visit the Conservatory. The Sunken Garden (seasonal flower show) is a must destination. The Japanese Garden (outside) is a relaxing walk. With it...
— almP893SR, July 23, 2022
This was a nice place to visit. I only wish I'd known sooner that advance reservations are required. I'll keep that in mind for the future.
When I got there, Jacob, one of the employees let me in...
— theresecallahan2002, July 2, 2022