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
Summer Hours (April 1 - September 30)
- 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
Winter Hours (October 1 - March 31)
- 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 2067 reviews
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
Smaller than the Minnesota Zoo, this zoo sees less traffic, but it sure is beautiful. The gardens are wonderful to walk through (especially during winter to get a break from the cold). The zoo has...
— 89karinh, March 21, 2020
Como zoo was very nice (except the giraffe/zebra enclosure was super stinky). It’s a small zoo but well worth the visit. No set admission fee but a donation is asked for. A nice way to spend a...
— mongobud, March 12, 2020
We just found out about this phenomenal event called the Valentines dinner at Como Conservatory from our friends. All tables are located in different parts of the Conservatory, the sunken garden, the...
— christopherjankowski, March 4, 2020
The tropical temperatures in the gardens are perfect on a cold winter day. Small enough for an afternoon outing with a visit to see the animals. No set admitting fee (donations only)
— Casey D, February 23, 2020