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Como Zoo to reopen July 29

Reservations must be made and face masks are mandatory.
Credit: Como Zoo
Como Zoo visitors chose "Sota" as the name of the zoo's new baby giraffe.

ST PAUL, Minn. — Como Zoo has announced they will reopen July 29 to the public. 

The Zoo and the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory (which opened June 22) will be open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will have a maximum capacity of 250 visitors. Free reservations must be made and face masks are mandatory.

Visitors will not be admitted without that advance reservation.

As part of its safety plan zoo officials have implemented a one-way walking path that begins at our new Cleveland Court (located near the Carousel and Como Town) and ends in the Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden. 

Those wishing to just visit the Zoo will have the option to leave before entering the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Visitors who want to only visit the Conservatory will have the option to bypass the Zoo.

Important things to know before visiting:

  • Reservations are valid for up to four people. Infants and children need to be included in the reservation. Reservations are only available on Como’s website: https://comozooconservatory.org/
  • Due to physical distancing guidelines, admission is limited each day. Advanced reservations will be taken in the order they are received.
  • All staff and visitors are required to wear face coverings/masks while on the grounds of Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.
  • Wheelchairs, strollers, and drinking fountains are unavailable currently. You may bring your own wheelchair, stroller or filled water bottle as needed.
  • Admission is free but you must acquire your timed reservation confirmation from Como's website. A voluntary donation at the entrance of $3 for adults and $2 for children is always appreciated.

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