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
Wonderful volunteers around the grounds happy to share lots of additional facts. Beautiful flowers on the grounds and of course the conservatory. Lots of outdoor space to bring a picnic lunch. The foo... more »
The conservatory is amazing and the grounds are beautiful but the Zoo is criminal. The animals have small uninviting cages and the polar bears and silver back gorillas were so disturbing to me that i ... more »
I love getting to visit the zoo. I love how accommodating it is for everybody from 2 to 102. They have story times and places to sit all over the conservatory. I go with a group of “wondering” seniors and it is a great place to go where their moods instantly lighten. It is sweet to see a smile come to their faces on the greyest of days. It’s the same for me too though! On days I’m feeling a bit grey and like it has been 4 months since I have seen green or felt warmth I go to the conservatory. It brightens my mood too. And the best part after I rejuvenate with the tropics I can still stop in a hang with the orangutans being wild. It’s an amazing place that runs off donations. So please go! Donate! Feel the warmth of the people that work there!
Beautiful place to visit with your family. I appreciate the free access and you are invited to donate a suggested small fee. There is not much to see in winter or early spring, but what we did see we enjoyed. The gorillas are super interesting and amazing creatures. The conservatory next door is just breathtaking, please visit. They rent also for wedding pictures, check on line about it. There was a beautiful carousel, but unfortunately was not open to the public. We will definitely go back soon, looking forward for more.
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