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
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 2088 reviews
We have been to so many other zoos and conservatories. This zoo is more on the line of older zoos. Would do well to create more open areas for the animals and less metal fencing and bars.
— jimsA6389OD, September 12, 2021
We visit Como at least once every year and love seeing the animals and the beautiful gardens. This visit was poor. We arrived to find out you need reservations. Luckily, we were here just before noon...
— zombienic, August 29, 2021
Well organized and planned zoo. Not too big - just enough of an outing for people with small children. For me the Conservatory was the highlight. A beautiful structure, great tropicals are...
— Maureen P, August 27, 2021
This zoo is unexpected in a climate as cold as St. Paul gets in the winter. The primate house is a standout. The conservatory is lovely. The staff have done a very good job at keeping the visit...
— dmittleman, August 15, 2021
The animals are held in small and poorly kept facilities. The primates looked extremely depressed. I’m not necessarily against zoos if they care for their animals and provide adequate care. But I was...
— MandyC825, August 8, 2021