Como Friends inspires community generosity to advance Como Park Zoo and Conservatory as a destination for people from all walks of life...
Thank you for your support. Your contributions are critical and help Como in many ways, such as:
Did you know that Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is one of just four remaining major metro area zoos that are still free to the public? With contributions from supporters like you, Como Zoo can continue its open door policy for the 7 in 10 visitors who tell us that they depend on free admission.
Conservation and Education:
Teaching visitors about the powerful connections between people plants, and animals is our mission at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, where more than 500,000 children and adults take part in our award-winning education programs every year. As the most visited cultural attraction in Minnesota, Como is proud of the leadership role we play in showing two million annual visitors how we each can be better stewards of the natural world. Supporting Como is a smart investment in conservation.
Best Practice Horticultural and Animal Care:
A decade ago, Como Friends invested in a progressive new animal training program at Como Zoo, using "operant conditioning training" or positive reinforcement to improve animal care. In the Conservatory beneficial bugs help keep pesticide use to a minimum. These are just a few examples of best practice care that your contributions help to create.
Thank you, again, for your support of Como Friends.
See you at the Zoo and Conservatory!
Como Friends - Together we grow