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Bouquets

Feel your senses unfurl in the balmy beauty of Bouquets, an intimate, after-hours benefit for Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.

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

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Come in from the cold and feel your senses unfurl in the balmy beauty of Bouquets, an intimate, after-hours benefit for Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. 

From the soaring Palm Dome to the fresh and fragrant Sunken Garden, the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is the verdant backdrop for Como Friends’ annual winter fundraiser, Bouquets, featuring extraordinary wine, beer, food, and fun. A favorite mid-winter tradition for Como supporters, proceeds from Bouquets help to keep all the plants and animals at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory growing and thriving throughout the year and to help sustain free admission for every visitor. 

Bouquets guests will soak up the temperate, tropical feel of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory and take part in a fantastic silent auction featuring exceptional vintages, food experiences, and more. Your support for Bouquets brings the Como Friends mission to life, to protect the free admission, family-friendly programs, and first-class animal habitats and beautiful gardens that make Como Park Zoo & Conservatory a community treasure. 

Bouquets Tickets Information:

Virtual Bouquets Free, suggested donation of $25

Want to raise a glass to Como from the comfort of your own home? For a suggested donation of $25 per person, Como Friends supporters will have access to a virtual program that goes “live” at 7:00 p.m. the night of Bouquets and is viewable any time thereafter. Virtual guests are invited to participate in Como Friends’ fantastic silent auction full of treats and exciting activities, launching on Monday, February 20th. 

Fund-a-Mission make a donation to support Como

For over 20 years, Como Friends has inspired community generosity so that Como Park Zoo & Conservatory will thrive for future generations. You are invited to join our incredible community of supporters by making a donation to the Bouquets Fund-a-Mission. Your support makes it possible for our whole community to experience the powerful connections between people, plants, and animals—free for all—every day of the year.

SOLD OUT Bouquets Plus $125

If you are interested in attending the Bouquets Plus experience, please email events@comofriends.org or call Como Friends at 651-487-8229 to be placed on the waiting list. You are encouraged to sign up for the Virtual Bouquets program where you will have access to behind-the-scenes content, the fantastic silent auction, and an opportunity to support Como!

SOLD OUT - Arrive early at Bouquets and explore balmy Tropical Encounters, a living rainforest and Como’s most diverse habitat. Tropical Encounters is filled with brightly colored birds, fish, and frogs, soaring palms, and lush greenery. Say hello to one of Como’s most beloved animal ambassadors, Chloe the sloth. The experience includes delicious culinary treats and full pours of select wine and beer, which you will enjoy from the unique rooms overlooking Tropical Encounters’ vibrant canopy. Following this special experience, you will be able to join the full event. The Bouquets Plus experience begins at 6:00 p.m. - SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT Bouquets-General Admission $75

If you are interested in attending Bouquets, please email events@comofriends.org or call Como Friends at 651-487-8229 to be placed on the waiting list. You are encouraged to sign up for the Virtual Bouquets program where you will have access to behind-the-scenes content, the fantastic silent auction, and an opportunity to support Como!

SOLD OUT - With wine, beer, and food tastings arrayed throughout Como’s Visitor Center and the gardens of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, no other fundraiser in town has a more beautiful backdrop. Starting at 7:00 p.m., Bouquets guests can sip and sample hors d’oeuvres, listen to live music, bid on a host of exceptional silent auction packages, take a turn at popular Bouquets games, and learn more about the high-priority improvements supported by Bouquets’ Fund-a-Mission donations. 

SOLD OUT Growing Range Tours (Add-on Experience) $25

If you are interested in purchasing an add-on experience for either a Plus or General Admission ticket, please email events@comofriends.org or call Como Friends at 651-487-8229 to be placed on the waiting list.

SOLD OUT - Are you looking to add more Como to your evening at Bouquets? Join us for an exclusive tour of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory’s extraordinary 30,000-square foot behind-the-scenes growing range and learn how Como’s horticulturalists cultivate and care for exceptional plant species from around the globe—many that are used to flavor wine, beer and food! (Tours offered at 7:30 and 8:00 p.m. You must purchase either a Bouquets Plus or General Admission ticket to participate.)

Covid-19: Como Friends and Como Park Zoo & Conservatory continue to follow state, local and venue guidance pertaining to Covid-19. Masks are welcome at Bouquets, but not required. Please stay home if you don't feel well, if you have symptoms of Covid-19, or if you have been in recent contact with someone diagnosed with Covid-19. Thank you.

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