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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, Saint Paul

(4.6/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We have been to Como a few times in the past and revisited recently on a sunny weekend day, to find it completely jam packed and difficult to move around or see some of the animals, especially the ape...  more »
  • Experience the tropics at the Como Conservatory even when it's brutal outside. Lush greenery, water features, a plethora of flowers that changes with the season. Bring your camera, or just sit and rel...  more »
  • Every time I go to Como Park, Zoo, and Conservatory I marvel that it is free. We do make a donation, but it is wonderful to have access free for all. The conservatory is spectacular. What a wonderful ...  more »
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  • 2 1/2 stars. Wish the animals had more room, I can't even go into the aquatic area with the penguins because it's so sad. Love the big cats and how big their home is! Wish their inside area was as big for the winter. Absolutely love the two wolves- didn't see the male last time I went.
  • Free, which is great with a toddler with a short attention span and only a moderate interest in looking at things that are far away. Nice little zoo and fun to walk around. Great education happening all over the zoo throughout the day! I especially love the conservatory, it's beautiful in any season.
  • We spent the better part of the day here. Their zoo was nice! I enjoyed the activities and still watch them feed the fish on Periscope from time to time. The baby gorilla was adorable!! The conservatory was gorgeous! All those flowers and collection of bonsai trees were just amazing. Definitely worth going to if you're in the area.
  • We come here everytime we are in town! Lovely gardens, rich in culture. The zoo is sized perfectly! The staff is great amd the animals are beautiful!
  • Como Zoo has always been a nice place to visit. In recent years the updates are driving many more people to come. Great place for kids and families! Always love looking good at the array of flowers they have. So many good smells!