Como Friends Members Make It Possible 

Your Como Friends membership keeps Como Park Zoo and Conservatory free and accessible, every day of the year.

Buy or Give a Como Friends Membership


As a member of Como Friends, you’re carrying on a century-long tradition of community support for Como, providing the extra resources the historic Como Zoo and the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory need to grow and thrive. 

Como Friends Membership Levels

$55 Como Friend: Basic benefits for an individual
$100 Como Friend Plus: Basic benefits for a household
$150 Como Friends Supporter: 32 Como Town points and Como Friend Plus benefits

$250 Como Friends Connector: North American Reciprocal Museum Association benefits (Free/member admission during regular museum hours and additional perks at 800 museums) plus Como Friends Supporter benefits

$500 Como Friends Champion: Invitation to private annual reception and Early Access Perk (Enter Como Park Zoo and Conservatory grounds before it is open to the public, after 9 a.m. 7 days a week. RSVP required. Call 651-487-8229.) plus Como Friends Connector benefits
$1,000 Horace Cleveland Society: Guided tour for six with Zookeeper or Gardener plus Como Friends Champion benefits


  • Thank you to our partners at Como Town for sponsoring the membership program!
  • Waive benefits for 100 percent tax-deductibility and you will still receive Como Friends membership card and all associated privileges.
  • Senior Citizens are eligible for $10 off any level.  Please call 651-487-8229 or purchase online:

Senior Membership

Basic member benefits:

  • Access to special events throughout the year.
  • Hear about zoo babies, exhibit improvements, and more with a quarterly subscription to the Como Friends Insider.
  • Cultivate a passion for conservation with free and reduced admission to hundreds of partner zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens. Please call prior to visiting a participating institution to verify the reciprocal benefit offered.
  • Learn about nature with a  tuition discount on education programs.
  • Support Como and save with a 15 percent members-only discount on every purchase at Garden Safari Gifts.
  • Enjoy discounted tickets to Bouquets and other Como Friends’ events.

Learn More

  • Planned Giving

    Protect Como for generations to come

  • Como Friends at 15

    The nonprofit fundraising force at Como celebrates a new milestone

  • Sponsor an Animal

    Be a friend to Como’s animals.

  • Sponsor a Garden

    Help the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory grow.