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Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

1225 Estabrook Dr
Saint Paul, MN 55103

Homeschool classesField tripsGetting there

Description: Operated by the Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory features a seal island, a large cat exhibit, a variety of aquatic life, primates, birds, African hoofed animals and a world class polar bear exhibit. The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory has two acres under glass with a number of different wings dedicated to a variety of plant life including bonsai trees, ferns, orchids and seasonal flowers. The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory also features many outdoor gardens.


Homeschool classes

Description: Homeschool classes for individual registrants were discontinued as of 2016-2017.


Field trips

Description: Fun and interactive presentations at Como or a location of your choice (60 mile/60 minute radius from Como Park Zoo and Conservatory; additional travel restrictions may apply). Each program uses a variety of sensory aids, including live plants, animals or other fun interactive components to enhance the learning experience.

Program Length Most programs are 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Minimum group size: flat fee of $100 to $150 for up to program maximum
Maximum group size: 50 students for most programs
 Cost over maximum student limit: $5/student for up to 5 students over maximum; then $20 per student beyond 5 over maximum.

Target grade level: options for Pre-K through 12th grade

Cancellation policy/Cancellation deadline: If, for any reason, you cancel your scheduled program(s), a $25 administrative fee will be applied. You will be charged the full amount of the scheduled program(s) if canceled within 48 hours of the event. There is a one-time rescheduling option if requested at least 48 hours before your scheduled program(s).

For more information, or to schedule an education program, call Como Park Zoo and Conservatory’s education department at 651-487-8272 or email comoeducation(at)ci.stpaul.mn.us or visit comozooconservatory.org/education/schools/school-group-programs/.


Getting there

Parking information: There are a number of parking lots throughout the Como Regional Park area. Do not park on streets with signs indicating “Permit Parking Only”.

Driving directions:

From the North
Go south on I-35W or I-35E to Hwy 36
From I-35W take Hwy 36 East
From I-35E take Hwy 36 West
Exit onto Lexington, go South
Follow Lexington to Como Avenue
Turn right at Como Avenue
Take the next right onto Midway Parkway
Follow the signs Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Parking Lots
The lots will be on the right hand side of the street

From the South
Take I-35E north to the Randolph Avenue exit
Turn left on Randolph to Lexington Parkway
Take a right onto Lexington Parkway, and follow north for several miles
Turn left at Como Avenue
Take the next right onto Midway Parkway
Follow the signs Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Parking Lots
The lots will be on the right hand side of the street

From the East
Take I-94 West to the Lexington Parkway exit
Turn right onto Lexington Parkway
Follow Lexington north to Horton Avenue
Turn left at Como Avenue
Take the next right onto Midway Parkway
Follow the signs Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Parking Lots
The lots will be on the right hand side of the street

From the West
Take I-94 East to the Lexington Parkway exit
Turn left onto Lexington Parkway
Follow Lexington north to Como Avenue
Turn left at Como Avenue
Take the next right onto Midway Parkway
Follow the signs Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Parking Lots
The lots will be on the right hand side of the street

 


Information subject to change. Please check with Como Park Zoo and Conservatory for the most current information. Last updated on Wed, Aug 30, 2017.