Como Park Zoo & Conservatory: A Great Place for Families Near Our Woodbury Apartments

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory: A Great Place for Families Near Our Woodbury Apartments

When families come looking for a place to live, they often ask, “is this a good place for me to live with my two kids and dog?” Our answer is a resounding yes! From friendly neighbors, to state-of-the-art workout facilities, to a resort-style pool where your kids can burn some energy and you can relax, to our on-site bark-park for your furry friends, our Woodbury apartments have everything you and your family need.

In fact, our apartments in Woodbury are in a perfect location. Not only do we have the buzz of Saint Paul not far off, but we have plenty to do for the whole family within a short drive. A resident favorite and must-see is the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, which offers ample opportunities to learn about animals from around the world and to relax in the immaculate gardens of the beautiful conservatory.

Exhibits that Kids of all Ages Love

If there’s one thing the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory gets right, it’s how they design their world-class exhibits. Keeping visitors engaged and learning is what it’s all about. The Ribit Zibit is a kid favorite. This frog conservation exhibit allows children to get eye-to-eye with rare amphibians from all over the globe through interactive displays where you can read intriguing facts about each species. The exhibit not only showcases colorful and rare frogs but also educates visitors on the importance of frogs and amphibians in maintaining healthy ecosystems all around the world and the conservation efforts that are currently underway. This year-round exhibit is great for kids of all ages and a must-see for any frog-lover.

The little ones are sure to love the Leonard Wilkening Children’s Gallery, a space dedicated to children to enjoy hands-on activities that help them learn about plants and animals. Or better yet, hit up Como Town, the super fun amusement park in the zoo, complete with roller coasters, a tilt-a-whirl, a splash zone, face painting, and many more activities your kids will love!

Featured Animals at the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

Everyone who goes to the zoo has a favorite animal they just have to see, whether your favorites are the giraffes, penguins, or polar bears, you can be sure to see and learn about your favorite animals here at the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Learn about primates at the Gorilla and Lemur exhibits or pretend you’re in the north pole by learning about reindeer and polar bears. Whether you’re looking for lions, tigers, or bears, you’ll be surprised at how many animals you can learn about from around the world just a short drive from our apartments in Woodbury.

More than Animals: Art and Gardens Around the Zoo

While you can learn about animals from all corners of the globe here at the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, there’s so much more here to explore! The Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is dedicated to educating the public about plants and gardens too, and they surround their grounds with beautiful art and awe-inspiring sculptures. Scattered throughout the zoo you’ll discover works of art including a beautiful statue of St. Francis, the Catholic patron saint of animals, a fun life-size gorilla sculpture, and many more!

Even if you just feel like popping into the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory for an afternoon of plant love, you’ll love the gorgeous array of gardens. Here in the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, you will find the Bonsai Collection, which honors Japanese art by showcasing the largest Bonsai tree collection in the upper Midwest. Or take a leisurely stroll through the Centennial Garden, which harkens back to traditional European landscape gardens.

Also, be sure to check out the Enchanted Garden, where butterflies flock to a gorgeous array of colorful annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs. Or walk among “the ambiance of dappled light, a gentle waterfall and floating mist” in the fern room, where you can discover some of the most ancient groups of surviving plants today.

Perhaps the most beautiful and romantic spot in the entire Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is The Sunken Garden. Home to seasonal flower shows that boast showy azaleas, poinsettias, and chrysanthemums, this is the most beautiful spot in the entire conservatory, no matter what time of year. Ideal for romantic walks with that special someone or basking in the aromas of the season, The Sunken Garden is as impressive as it is beautiful and is a must-see during any visit to Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.

Events and Learning experiences at the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

Families who live at our Woodbury apartments can enjoy plenty of nearby opportunities for enrichment and learning, and the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is no exception. Here, you can explore learning experiences and events for the whole family. Taking in a Zookeeper Talk is an absolute must. Meet the Como Park Zookeepers who devote their lives to caring for animals and learn about day-to-day operations of running the zoo and how each animal is cared for.

There are also opportunities for you to get up close and personal with some of your favorite animals. Feed the giraffes, or come face to face with a polar bear. With the Como Park Zoo’s animal spotlights, you can learn about new animal topics every day.

The Como Park Zoo & Conservatory also hosts regular Gardener Talks, so you can learn about various gardening topics from seasoned experts. You might even find inspiration to start your very own patio garden at your Woodbury apartment!

Host Your Own Event Close to Our Luxury Apartments in Woodbury MN

If you have a special event coming up, consider hosting your event at the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. It’s the perfect place for weddings, receptions, corporate meetings, birthdays, picnics, and any other event you need a beautiful space for. Located just 25 minutes away from our Woodbury apartments, you can host your event without inconvenience or hassle. Whether you’re planning a wedding to remember or an important business event, the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory’s got you covered.

Fun For the Whole Family Near Our Luxury Woodbury MN Apartments

Our apartments in Woodbury are perfect for families. With our spacious floor plans, indoor pool, and on-site dog park, you’ll find life at City Walk at Woodbury a perfect fit. Schedule your tour by going to our website today! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff members are looking forward to showing you around your new home.

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