St. Paul's Como Park Zoo was opened in 1897 and continues to provide the chance to view and learn about various types of animals. The Zoo also makes a large number of events and programs available to families and young children.
Things to Do
- Take your kids to the free Lil' Explorers Thursdays. Here your children get to learn about and play with different plants and animals, they have story time, play games and complete activities. Everything is based around that Thursday's theme which changes every week. Example themes are Busy Bugs, Fancy Flowers, Bird Buddies and Fantastic Frogs.
- The Zoo runs many other programs for young children and adults. Family classes involved all members of the family in activities and live plant and animal encounters. Their adult/child pre-school programs encourage greater environmental awareness for learners aged 4-5 and their parents.
- Camps led by qualified and enthusiastic guides are also available for young kids. "Small Sprouts" Classes are available for 2 year olds with their kids and promote family learning from early on in life.
- Como Park Zoo is home to a range of animals such as Galapagos Tortoise, lemur, polar bears, sea lions, snow leopards, cougars, bison, ostrich and orang-utan.
- There are a number of gardens on site where you can enjoy well-kept displays and a variety of plant life.
Como Park Zoo Insider Tips
- Admission to the Zoo is free although they do recommend a suggested donation of $3 per adult and $2 per child.
- The food available at the Zoo can be a bit expensive so it might be a good idea to bring your own.
- There are tables set up at some of the exhibits that give you the chance to learn more about the animals on display.
- The zoo is located in a 384 acre park which is also home to a golf course, a lake, a swimming pool, the Como Town amusement park, picnic shelters and a mini golf course. A number of parking lots are also available to the public throughout the park. Take a look at the park map to see where they are located.