Como is one of the country’s last completely free metro area zoo and botanical gardens. Como Friends is the nonprofit partner to Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Since 2000, Como Friends has raised over $37 million. These funds have been used for projects like Polar Bear Odyssey and The Ordway Gardens, progressive education programs, and keeping admission free.
Como Friends want to inspire community generosity to advance Como Park Zoo & Conservatory as a destination where people from all walks of life can gather to learn and enjoy the natural world.
The 13th Annual KSTP Phone-a-thon for Como Zoo takes place on Tuesday, April 4th. A donation of $50 includes:
- Animal Plush or Conservatory notecards
- Color photograph and fact sheet of the animal or garden
- Personalized Certificate of Sponsorship
- Animal Crackers (not included in garden sponsorship packages)
All donations will be matched up to $10,000. Proceeds help Como’s animals and plants continue to thrive and grow and keep Como admission free. For more information, click here.