Como Park Zoo and 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. To rent one of our many gardens or spaces for a wedding, reception, or event call 651-487-8250

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  • Open 365 days a year! Summer hours (April 1 - Sept. 30) are 10 am - 6 pm. Winter hours (October 1 - March 31) are 10 am - 4 pm.

Green Practices

  • Desc of Green Practices in Place: 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 manner
  • 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. Como Park Japanese Obon Festival

    Como Park Japanese Obon Festival

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

    Bonsai, martial arts, singing, dancing, drumming, delicious food and other aspects of Japanese culture, will be featured at the annual Como Park Japanese Obon Festiva;, a family-friendly event, reminiscent of Japan’s annual Obon holiday, on Sunday, August 16, 2020 on the grounds of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park from 3:00pm – 9:00pm.

    The Como Park Japanese Obon Festival, produced by Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, Japan America Society of Minnesota, and Saint Paul Nagasaki Sister City Committee will be held on Sunday, August 16, 2020 from 3:00pm-9:00pm. Admission is $5.00 per adult (13+), $3.00 per child (ages 3-12) and Seniors (ages 65+), free for children under 3. Free shuttle bus service will be available from a staffed off-site parking lot at the District Service Center located at 1930 Como Avenue.

  2. Conservation Weekend at Como: Roar into Spring

    Conservation Weekend at Como: Roar into Spring

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

    Celebrate as March goes out like a lion with a special weekend at Como where you can enhance your visit with interactive stations to learn more about Lions and other cats that call Como home.

  3. Conservation Weekend: Polarpalooza

    Conservation Weekend: Polarpalooza

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

    Join us for activities, crafts, fun and more as you visit Como for a fun winter outing. While here visit with our event sponsor Xcel Energy!

  4. Conservation Weekend: Tropical Oasis

    Conservation Weekend: Tropical Oasis

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

    Join us for activities, crafts, fun and more as you escape the cold and enjoy our lush greenery in the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory & Tropical Encounters. While here visit with our event sponsor Xcel Energy!

  5. Fall Flower Show (Part 1) at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

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

    SG closed for mid-show change November 2 – November 6
    While many Minnesota gardens are winding down for the winter season, the Sunken Garden at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory will be in full bloom! The Fall Flower Show features a variety of chrysanthemums. The colors for the show will be red/maroon, gold/yellow and purple. Swiss chard and chilly chili peppers will serve to accentuate the red and yellow chrysanthemums. *2019 Description

  6. Groovin' In The Garden

    Groovin' In The Garden

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

    Voted by City Pages as the “Best Place to See a Concert with Kids”, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory’s free concert series, “Groovin’ In The Garden”, returns featuring some of the Twin Cities’ finest musicians & activities for the whole family, rain or shine!*

    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 a picnic and dancing shoes, spread out a blanket & join us for these FREE outdoor concerts & activities in front of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory every Wednesday, June 10 – July 29 from 6pm–8pm. Food, ice cream treats, beer and wine will be available to purchase.

    *If it rains, we’ll move inside the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory and have Music Under Glass!

    This program was funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage.

  7. Holiday Flower Show at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

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

    The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attraction at the Conservatory today. The Holiday Show will feature Ice Punch Poinsettia along with Kalanchoe Cher, Eucalyptus and Persian Shield. *2019 show description.

  8. Leaping & Learning at Como

    Leaping & Learning at Como

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

    Celebrate Leap Day at Como by learning about and meeting some of our resident animals who leap!

  9. Music Under Glass

    Music Under Glass

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

    Beat the winter weather blahs inside the comfy confines of the Conservatory.

    Beer, wine, pop, and light snacks will be available to purchase. (Please, no outside food or beverages)

    2020 Music Under Glass lineup:
    1/5 Fellow Pynins
    1/12 Miss Myra & the Moonshiners
    1/19 The Fattening Frogs
    2/2 The Ukuladies
    2/9 COA
    2/16 The Jorgensens
    2/23 Annie Mack
    3/1 Ian George

  10. Party for the Planet presented by Xcel Energy at Como

    Party for the Planet presented by Xcel Energy at Como

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

    Visit Como this weekend and enhance your visit with some interactive learning stations, games and crafts to celebrate our Planet!

  11. Spring Flower Show at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

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

    The spring show will include blue, purple and orange tulips. Hyacinth, Asiatic lilies, calla, and crocus will be the featured flowers giving this show a unique aesthetic.

  12. Summer Flower Show at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

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

    The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest array of warm season blooming plants over the longest schedule of the five Sunken Garden Flower Shows. A mix of cool raspberry red, lavender/blue, light yellow, some silver and black accents will be the main colors of the 2020 Summer Flower Show.

  13. Winter Flower Show at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

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

    The 2020 Winter Flower Show will feature purple azaleas, jewel tones with dark red cyclamen, blue pansies, dark pink/maroon oriental lilies, veltheimia, various amaryllis.

Meetings & Conferences

  • Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
  • Meetings Website
  • Meeting/Convention Facilities (maximum capacity): 400
  • Banquet Facilities (maximum capacity): 250
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 8
  • Catering Available
  • On-site Catering Required
  • Commercial Air Service Nearby

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