Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

The Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is a treasure in the middle of St. Paul that has been around for over 100 years!  While our Apple Valley Zoo is spectacular, the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is smaller and more manageable, especially for smaller children or adults that are not into a lot of walking.  The exhibits are free, although they do ask for a donation of $2 per adult and $1 per child if you are able to give one.  You can even park for free and take the special leopard print shuttle bus for free to the grounds.

The zoo can be seen in 1-2 hours.  It features wild cats, primates, tropical animals and aquatic animals.  The animals are not in actual cages, they actually reside in specially designed habitat areas for their species.  The animal exhibits have been added to and renovated consistently over time.

The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory has been completely rebuilt and restored to its original state.  A Japanese Garden, Butterfly Garden, Educational Building and antique Carousel have been added.  The Conservatory is open year round.

The entire Como Park area is owned by the City of St. Paul.  There are other family attractions if you want to make a day out of your trip.  Along with a carousel, there is mini-golf and Como Town, a small amusement part for kids.

Make sure to visit as it is a great place for adults, children and family outings. If you are planning an event, this is also a great place for weddings, birthdays or other functions.

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