Anytime Family Fun Ideas at Como Park Zoo
Visit the Western Lowland Gorillas
Alice, the female gorilla who lost her first baby in 2014, has given birth to another baby on October 18, 2017. The baby girl was four pounds at birth and is only the third gorilla to be born at Como. John Dee, curator at Como Zoo, says "With this birth, everything is tracking as it should. Alice has shown herself to be very attentive, very nurturing, and very protective of her new baby, just as we hoped she would”. Gorilla babies are born nearly helpless except to cling to their mother's hair and to nurse. They stay with their mothers, who are very protective, for several years after birth. Mother and baby will remain off exhibit until they have bonded. Watch for them when they return to the Gorilla habitat.
Visit The Snow Leopards
Como Zoo welcomed a mating pair of European-born snow leopards in March 2016. If all goes well, Moutig and Ayle could have kits as early as 2018. Even before they have kits, zoo keepers expect the cats to be fun to watch. The are a young and playful couple, particularly Moutig, the male (pictured below).
Ongoing Exhibits at Como Park Zoo
This indoor space, nestled between the zoo entrance and the conservatory, is designed for small children to learn about plants and animals in a hands-on manner.
Birthday Parties At Como Park Zoo
The zoo offers birthday bash packages featuring six unique party themes – each with live animal visitors, plants, or a personal tour of a featured animal exhibit (public area). For an added fee, Como will provide pizza and cake. Packages starting at $250.
Find more birthday party ideas at FFT's Ultimate Guide to Birthday Parties in the Twin Cities
Classes and Camps at Como Park Zoo
Como offers seasonal classes for all ages and abilities. Classes usually start at $15/child and are often a parent/child activity. Learn more about camps at FFTC's 2017 Guide to Twin Cities Summer Camps.
- Project Passport
- Como Zoo in Winter
- Como Park Spring Edition
- Gorilla Forest Grand Opening
- Family Fun: Como Zoo & Conservatory Summer Checklist
- Family Fun: Como Zoo & Conservatory Spring Checklist
- Family Fun Idea: Lil’ Explorer Thursdays at Como Zoo
- MNopedia shares a history of Como Zoo here.