Home to 25 animal exhibits and a garden containing nearly 50,000 plants, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory pairs the education of a wildlife park with a world-class botanical display. Polar bears, penguins, gorillas, and lemurs represent some of the park's most notable residents. The conservatory section features a multitude of gardens and art displays, including a Japanese garden, an orchid house, a fern exhibit, and a seasonal rotating flower show. You'll find that most are housed within an ornate early 20th century glass structure. Entry is free, but a small donation is encouraged to help with facility operations and upkeep. With our world travel planner, Saint Paul attractions like Como Park Zoo & Conservatory can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory 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..... more »
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... more »
Nice zoo. Really, really nice Conservatory and Japanese Garden!! It is beautiful in the Conservatory all year long. The Japanese Garden is open May-Sept. During the middle of the winter the conservatory feels like paradise. Great for those of us who can't take a mid winter tropical vacation. They change out the plantings in the Sunken Garden during the different seasons. Always a delight! Right now the water lilies are blooming. Gorgeous!
Excellent family experience. Beautiful and well-taken-care-of conservatory. The zoo is the right size to comfortably navigate in one visit. They are expanding some parts, and that seems needed. The primates were delightful to watch. There was one giraffe that was separated from the rest, in-doors in a room that seemed too small for his giant stature. I felt bad for him. Another patron suggested he wasn’t held there for extensive periods. Overall, it is an incredible experience and it’s free aside from donations — I recommend contributing.
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