Fun Fundraisers & Supporter Special Access Events
At Como Friends we create fun and informative opportunities to support the Zoo and Conservatory year round.
February 23rd, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (VIP reception 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Bouquets is Como Friends’ most spirited fundraiser of the year with delectable samplings of dozens of fine wines, local foods, and craft beers.Learn More
Tropical Encounters Turns Ten
Horace Cleveland Society Private Reception
(Date and time to be determined)
Are you a current member of the Horace Cleveland Society? If so, than you are invited to this private reception
KSTP Eyewitness News Phone-A-Thon
(Date and times to be determined)
Watch for special animal features throughout the day, and help the animals and plants at Como grow and thrive.
Special Access: Sparky Show Dress Rehearsal
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Como Friends supporters are invited to enjoy a before-hours opportunity to preview Sparky’s summer 2017 show.RSVP
July 20th, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunset Affair is our summertime gala that brings civic leaders and community supporters together for an after-hours experience in support of Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.Learn More
Como Friends’ ZooBoo at Como Zoo
October 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th
For four nights in October, Como Zoo is transformed into a furry and fairy-tailed wonderland—a perfect fright-free destination for your tiniest trick-or-treaters.Learn More
Como Friends at 15
The nonprofit fundraising force at Como celebrates a new milestone
Sparky at 60
Minnesota’s favorite sea lion is still making a splash
Jewel of Como
Celebrating a century at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
Keeper Megan Elder preserves orangutans near and far