One More Fun Activity at Como Zoo — Project Passport


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Early today, Anne offered us three Fun Activities Como Zoo.  I have one more — Project Passport.  This is kind of the summer, elementary-aged version of Lil’ Explorers — Como’s popular preschool program.  The best part — It’s free.

Every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Como will offer a new, Project Passport program. It is designed especially for elementary-aged children to get a tour of the world.  Programs will cover the tropical rain forests, the Arctic, and even their own back yard.  Sometimes there will be presentations and other times visits from plant or animal ambassadors. There will also be activity stations, crafts, scavenger hunts and an earth-friendly, at-home challenge.

Have a picnic and play awhile before heading home.

Have a picnic and play awhile before heading home.

This is a family program — not a drop off.  Parents or chaperons can participate in the various activities with their children.  Did you notice it ends at 11:30 a.m.?  Just in time to have a picnic lunch at the park before heading home.  Como has some fabulous playground equipment.  Sometimes (because we usually picnic first), I have a hard time convincing my kids that we should leave the playground for the zoo.

Reservations are encouraged — and if you do — you get to have access before the zoo opens (at 9:30 a.m.), otherwise you have to wait until the zoo opens at 10 a.m.  If you would like to pre-register.  Click the link below.

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Joy Peters

Joy Peters - co-creator and writer for FamilyFunTwinCities.com.

Besides Family Fun Twin Cities, I spend my 9 to 5 at a day job pursuing my weird passion for calendars and organizing things as a legal secretary. When I get home I spend my time with my four kids, 10, 6, 4 and 1. My amazing husband is both a full-time musician and full-time stay-at-home dad. Together we run a small radio empire — SiaNet Radio — playing, promoting and enjoying the wide variety of local music and art in the Twin Cities. I juggle all this while writing about exploring the Twin Cities with kids. I couldn’t be happier.

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  • Hello! I am sure this is not the best place to ask but..
    WHat is the playground made of? Is it from recycled tires? Did anyone get pictures of the installation? How were the hills made?
    Happy summer

    • I believe it is recycled tires, but that is just from walking on it. I do recall that at some point we received a press release from the City of St. Paul regarding the upgraded playground, but it doesn’t look like I archived it. Sorry. I couldn’t be more help. — Joy.

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