Como Park Zoo And Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, MN

Como Park Zoo And Conservatory

1225 Estabrook Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55103
Como Park Zoo And Conservatory, Saint Paul
1225 Estabrook Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55103

Maximum Capacity: 9000 people
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At Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, conservation is a part of our mission. Our goal is to take an active role in helping to conserve our planet's resources - plants, animals, and whole ecosystems. As a model for others, Como staff works to preserve resources and operate in an environmentally responsible, efficient, safe and sustainable manner.
Many animals at Como Zoo are managed through a program of the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums called the Species Survival Plan (SSP). Most species chosen for SSP are endangered. Each SSP program manages the breeding of the captive population so that it remains healthy and genetically diverse. Como currently participates in 12 SSPs: Gorilla, Orangutan, Spider Monkey, Blue-eyed Black Lemur, Debrazza Monkey, Amur Tiger, Snow Leopard, African Lion, Waddled Crane, African Penguin, White-winged Wood Duck and Radiated Tortoise. Other species are managed cooperatively through various Taxon Advisory Groups.
Garden Safari Gifts combines the best of both the zoo and conservatory by featuring botanical soaps and lotions, distinctive jewelry, adorable stuffed animals, fun interactive children's gifts, live plants, bonsai, apparel items and more! Como Park Zoo and Conservatory's 65,000 square foot Visitor Center was designed to provide an elegant and efficient setting for meetings and social events. The Visitor Center features private meeting spaces, the Zöbota Café, Garden Safari Gifts and the Tropical Encounters exhibit. Lancer catering is the exclusive caterer for the facilities at Como Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory.
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Como Park Zoo And Conservatory, Saint Paul — This bronze portrait of Don the gorilla was donated to the Como Park Zoo by Betty Sievert in 1982. Don was a popular gorilla at the zoo for many years. His statue is now a popular site for family pictures.

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Como Park Zoo And Conservatory, Saint Paul — This bronze portrait of Don the gorilla was donated to the Como Park Zoo by Betty Sievert in 1982. Don was a popular gorilla at the zoo for many years. His statue is now a popular site for family pictures.Como Park Zoo And Conservatory, Saint Paul — excedra gardenComo Park Zoo And Conservatory, Saint Paul — These giraffes were donated, in 1994, to the Como Park Zoo in memory of Sandra Kay Bjick. The giraffes are a popular photograph site for zoo visitors.Como Park Zoo And Conservatory, Saint Paul — Shortly after the World's Fair in St. Louis, architect Stchikawa designed a Japanese Imperial garden in Como Park. The only remaining vestige is this large granite bull frog.Como Park Zoo And Conservatory, Saint Paul — Japanese GardenComo Park Zoo And Conservatory, Saint Paul — North GardenComo Park Zoo And Conservatory, Saint Paul — These playful polar bears are located near the polar bear exhibit at the Como Park Zoo.Como Park Zoo And Conservatory, Saint PaulComo Park Zoo And Conservatory, Saint Paul — "This statue is dedicated to 'Sparky' the Sea Lion, whose entertaining show has thrilled and delighted Como Zoo visitors for generations. As we envision the Zoo entering its second century, traditional favorites like 'Sparky' often come to mind. When Minnesota businessman Stanley E. Hubbard, Sr. arranged to bring Archie Brand's Seal Show to Como Zoo from Oregon in 1956, Sparky quickly became a hit. He began his career by performing for small enthusiastic crowds at the South end of the historic Zoological Building and since then has performed over 9,600 shows....following our long Minnesota winters, the 'Sparky the Sea Lion' show continues to be a welcome messenger of spring for millions of the Como Zoo visitors. Como Zoo Centennial: 1897-1997"Como Park Zoo And Conservatory, Saint Paul — Sunken GardenComo Park Zoo And Conservatory, Saint Paul — Toby the Tortoise, a long time favorite of Como Park Zoo visitors, is immortalized in this sculpture. The sculpture is one of the favorite attractions at the zoo for photos and for climbing.
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10/3/2011

"Romantic Setting for a Small Wedding", An Eventective User from Eagan, MN
Como Park Conservatory was a wonderful venue for my wedding. My wedding was held at the end of October, at short notice. We invited about thirty people. There are three areas available for weddings, we chose the smallest of the venues. It was lovely and serene. The staff was helpful and knowledgeable, they helped when needed and followed through on all of the arrangements. We would have needed to plan far in advance for a Spring or Summer wedding but for in the fall there was availability for a morning ceremony.

The location I chose did not have seating. I needed to have chairs provided for a few of the older guests. Como Park was okay with making this accomodation and provided the chairs. Some of the other areas also do not provide seating for guests, for short ceremonies like mine this wasn't an issue. The flowers were lovely and I saved a lot of money that I would have spent on decoration for a church or another venue. The staff was hepful when needed and stayed out of the way when they were not needed. Wonderful location!
Event Spaces
Berglund Wright Room
General Event Space Max Capacity: 100 people
Perfect for a medium sized group that seeks space for a business meeting or traditional classroom
Supported Layouts and Capacities
Banquet - 8 per
Capacity: 72 People
Classroom - 18"
Capacity: 55 People
Reception
Capacity: 100 People
Theater
Capacity: 70 People
Amenities
  • Air Conditioned
  • High Speed Internet
Features
  • Audio Visual: Portable Equipment
Bullard Rainforest Auditorium
Auditorium Max Capacity: 225 people
Como Room
General Event Space Max Capacity: 60 people
Covered PorchPhotos Available
Alternate Venue Max Capacity: 500 people
Dex Media Room
General Event Space Max Capacity: 85 people
ExcedraPhotos Available
Outdoor Venue Max Capacity: 50 people
Japanese GardenPhotos Available
Outdoor Venue Max Capacity: 40 people
North GardenPhotos Available
Outdoor Venue Max Capacity: 35 people
South Patio
Outdoor Venue Max Capacity: 400 people
St. Paul Travelers Room
General Event Space Max Capacity: 65 people
Sunken GardenPhotos Available
Outdoor Venue Max Capacity: 90 people
Terrace
Outdoor Venue Max Capacity: 250 people
Zöbota Café
Restaurant/Lounge Max Capacity: 150 people
Location
Approved Vendors
Lancer Catering
651-487-8282
www.lancercatering.com
Photographers
Affordable Photography
952-882-2940
www.affordablevladsphoto.com
Delight Photography
651-214-4036
www.DelightPhotography.com
Ellis Photography
651-644-0121
www.ellisphoto.com
Inbeaute Photography
651-225-9002
www.inbeaute.com
Kemmetmuller
612-473-2142
www.k-photography.com
Kvasnik Photography Inc
651-698-0456
Real Life Photography
651-578-9774
www.dangerouslinda.com
Ryan Sinn
763-783-5721
www.ryansinnphotography.com
Victoria's Studio
651-438-6325
Florists
Best Wishes Floral
763-593-1777
Flora Bella
651-644-0121
Musicians
Baroque Trio
651-633-7794
www.thebaroquetrio.com
Bella Nota String Quartet
651-646-0411
www.bellanotastringquartet.com
The Birchwood String Quartet
952-906-3555
www.thebirchwoodstringquartet.com
Chelesta
651-488-3072
Courante Winds
651-452-6453
Cross Winds Quintet
651-774-7588
Curtis and Loretta
612-781-9537
Colleen and Katherine
651-415-0700
Brandon Commodore
612-396-1974
Polly Dedrick
651-776-1780
Judy Dow
763-797-0963
Roger Grupp
651-482-8778
Steve Hegman
651-929-7521
Karen Hillman
651-351-0471
Stu Janis
651-402-3252
www.greenwood-tree.com
Marit Johnson
651-482-0863
Susan Johnson
763-574-1903
Mary Kahman
612-285-1172
Ned Kantar Productions, Inc
612-926-5655
Serena O'Meara
715-235-3466
www.omearamusic.com
Sundara Music
651-246-6676
www.sundaramusic.net
Tom Weeklund and Mary Pat Nydahl
952-361-9727
www.musicministryplus.com
Whispering Winds Quintet
www.whisperingquintet.com
Ministers
Gary Gottfried
651-214-4107
www.weddingscreatedforyou.com
Steve Hegman
612-929-7521
www.tcjazz.com/rev.htm
Anna Marie Ronning
612-803-3073
www.askawoman.com
Diane Sillerud
651-779-9644
www.minnesotaweddings.org
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