Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, Saint Paul
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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. Take a look at our Saint Paul trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Como Park Zoo & Conservatory and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Since my last visit I became a Nana so what better way to spend the day with my Grandbaby at Como my only regret wish I had visited in September before fall/winter hours went into effect but we still ... read more »
We love coming to Como Park Zoo. This was our second visit. The zoo is free, although donations are accepted, and they have an excellent display of animals including giraffes, giant tortoises, polar b... read more »
This is a free attraction although there is a suggested $3.00 donation -- well worth your $3.00. We probably spent 3-4 hours walking around and checking out the Zoo and Conservatory. They have a numbe... read more »
The zoo was well maintained, the staff and zookeepers especially very passionate and knowledgeable about the animals, the place was maintained clean and the animal habitats were well taken care and so were the animals themselves as they seemed happy and socialable and of good color. The experience was overall very good and I'd be glad to come back and of course to top it all of, it IS a public zoo so free and open to everyone, let's all keep donating to it to keep it that way shall we?
This is a great place to take the family to. Plenty of exotic animals to see. They now have a butterfly section! For $1 you can release a butterfly into the space. There is a great place to eat within the info center. If the animals don't excite you, head over to Comotown to ride rides or play in the water fountains.
Como Park is the perfect size to enjoy without everyone getting worn out. Everything is beautiful and well cared for. The conservatory and Japanese garden are a real work of art as well. Our family of 3 (child is 3) each thoroughly enjoyed every part of our visit. Highly recommend!
It's always so much fun going to the zoo. Especially when you're on a tight budget! We went last weekend and it was a blast. Did you know you can feed the giraffes now?! And the new polar bear exhibit is tons of fun, get there early and you can watch them feed and do some training with the polar bears. I didn't know you could train them to do high fives, spins, and what have you. The zoo was always fun but all the upgrades they are doing is really bringing it to a whole new level. And for those fans of pokemongo then you definitely want to check it out, poke stops are all over the place! Great place to pick up some pokemon and replenish your supplies. Highly recommend it to anyone!
For the positive part of this review, the green house and garden are great, nothing wrong with anything in terms of japanese garden b or the green house. The bad: The zoo is just bad, they remodelled the polar bear area and still the swimming part for the bear is extremely small, if this is what some of that money went to, its depressing. My girlfriends daughter pointed out that the lions look under fed, especially the male lion, looked a bit to skinny from other lions i have seen. Honestly, if they cant afford to feed them, then give them to a zoo that will or release them to their batural habitat. The sparky show was so butchered that it wasnt eve worth sitting there to wait and see sparky. There is more but you get my drift. This zoo should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. Not a damn care in the world for anything. What a shame, evidently our donations are probably goin into the pockets of some executives or something. Tell me otherwise, i dont care. Wont be back to this zoo unless its to see the garden, which is very nice.
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