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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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Como conservatory

Como conservatoryOne of my favorite places in the Twin Cities. And so generous that only a donation... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mary Ann B
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Absolutely amazing for couples or a family. My children loved the ride, the butterfly sankuary... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Located in historic Como Park, this popular zoo, especially known for its California sea lion exhibit, also features a great cat display, gorillas and giraffes.
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1225 Estabrook Dr, Saint Paul, MN 55103-1022
+1 651-487-8200
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Como conservatoryOne of my favorite places in the Twin Cities. And so generous that only a donation or membership is needed. Always makes you feel better. This it was great to

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mary Ann B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing for couples or a family. My children loved the ride, the butterfly sankuary, amazing staff, very clean, nice area to also have a pick nick , was definitely worth the drive from Wisconsin.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank amyameliap2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are getting cabin fever get over to the conservatory. The lush tropical foliage is a nice antidote for this weather..

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Richard N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm in my late 50's and have loved going to the conservatory since I was a child. It is cabin fever time in the midst of a lot of snow and ice. Every year, we make at least one trip to the conservatory in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent many of an afternoon here. It's free but donations are advised strongly as two employees loiter in the entrance with what seems like outstretched hands. I like the bird section the best, but if you're wary of birds, steer clear as one may land...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trin C
Reviewed January 16, 2019

I have taken my children to Como Park Zoo for many years. They love everything about it and I appreciate so much that it is free so that this experience is available to everybody. My favorite part is the conservatory in the winter months, also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank momof4boys2016
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

We've gone on 3 field trips In the past 6 months my kids love seeing the flowers the fish and the animals it's fun and OK for a few hours

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank deanstowing33
Reviewed January 15, 2019

I have made many visits to the zoo and conservatory. Both are excellent. I have taken my grandchildren but enjoy it as a couples destination too. The zoo has been adding so many new habitats bringing it from an early 20th century zoo to a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank _dghaake
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

We went to see the winter flowers. A lot of trees & ferns. The winter flower area is beautiful, BUT would have enjoyed more flower varieties. I would still recommend as something fun to do during the winter.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sonya B
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Excellent place to visit, free admission (unless you want to make a voluntary donation). The zoo is nice. The Conservatory is great, nice place to visit in winter also.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wayne102018
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January 5, 2019|
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Response from E954HTrichardh | Reviewed this property |
The music starts tomorrow, January 6, 2019 at 4:30 PM. It is Music Under Glass Featuring Annie Mack.
June 8, 2017|
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Response from Janie N | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. I'd call Como Park Zoo directly.
April 23, 2017|
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Response from Mike C | Reviewed this property |
No direct shuttle, public transportation isn't too bad or Uber, cab, etc.