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 - 4:00pm
- Tuesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Wednesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Thursday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
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 $3 for adults and $2 for children is appreciated to help care for the plants and animals.
To rent one of our many gardens or spaces for a wedding, reception, or event call 651-487-8250
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
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 2070 reviews
After visiting the Minnesota Zoo earlier in the day, my wife and I headed to the Como Zoo and Conservatory. Even though the zoo has free admission, due to Covid reservations are required though easy...
— Illinois Valley R, October 10, 2020
Como Park Zoo is free but asks for a donation. Currently you need to make a reservation so they can limit capacity. And all paths are one way so people can't just wander around. Many of the little...
— Alexandra T, September 24, 2020
This has always been a great little zoo. It's free with a suggested donation. They are open with online reservations with a one way tour through the zoo, conservatory and the Japanese Garden. The...
— DanD601, September 21, 2020
My aunt lives two blocks from Como Zoo and conservatory. We visited it and it is an amazing jewel. The zoo is nice. However, the green houses are just amazing. My favorite part was the bonsai garden...
— CarlosJuarez1000, September 9, 2020
It is a great place to walk, hang around the lake. The Conservatory is a beautiful and a wonderful place to take the family!!Enjoy
— Kuvasz15, April 8, 2020