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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Valentines Dinner Delight

I took a coworker to the evening dinner in the conservatory. This was my 3rd visit and her first... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
788Pamela_O_12
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Maplewood, Minnesota
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Great time!

I couldn’t believe there was only a suggested donation for the amazing experience. The conservatory... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kari L
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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
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I took a coworker to the evening dinner in the conservatory. This was my 3rd visit and her first at this event. Picture yourself sitting at a table for 2 with great service and food. Cold outside, warm inside with live cello music playing. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 788Pamela_O_12
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I couldn’t believe there was only a suggested donation for the amazing experience. The conservatory was beautiful and signs were so educational. The zoo was incredible even in 30 degree weather with many indoor viewing areas. A great find!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kari L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A beautiful place to enjoy the gorgeous plants and flowers in any weather.My favorite location to see lovely shows of orchids or spring flowers.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SPaul2019
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Conservatory is beautiful and full of information. It's always fun to see the animals at the zoo. There are a variety of animals yet still small enough to take everything in within a day.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Beth P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love Como Zoo and Conservatory. Loved it as a kid, still love it as an adult. My kids love going there, did when they were small still do now that they're teens. The price is right to stop for a short visit or to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eric L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is a nice place! Good place to visit it with your family. In winter you can visit it, but it is better in summer.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Abigaíl P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit here almost every time I come to Minneapolis. The Sunken Garden changes periodically, and it is always a welcome break from the winter cold. The outdoor gardens look lovely, but need to plan a summer trip for that.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sarahhD8106QF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very short time so just visited the baby giraffe! Free admission, easy to find. Next time I’ll spend much more time, and make a donation for this awesome place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dgw123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been going here my entire life. We like the size of the zoo, not a ton of walking for kids but a good selection of animals. We went on a sunny day when it was in the 30s and it was exactly what the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 551kellyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The conservatory is always a nice place to visit and a nice reprieve to the frozen tundra in the wintertime. It’s year-round growth of plants, trees, and flowers is a wonderful mix to experience. There are usually great educational exhibits taking place as well. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Inspire802315
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.
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daniellesjohnson
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.
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amaryk
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.
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