A Conversation with Orangutan Expert Dr. Graham Banes
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Graham Banes, a researcher who conducts molecular and ecological studies of orangutans in Borneo. Dr. Banes also wrote The Kingfisher Encyclopedia of Life, a book for young scientists that looks at 30,000 years of biological evolution. Dr. Banes will be available to sign books purchased at the event.
Cost: $10 per ticket; one free ticket per current Como Friends membership or for current Como volunteers
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'Our Shared Planet' Exhibit
‘Our Shared Planet’ is a traveling environmental awareness exhibit featuring the wood-carved birds and animals of award winning wildlife artist Jim Ramsdell. The exhibit contains a number of highly detailed life-size wood sculptures, set against lighted interpretive backdrops, beautiful photographs and quotes along with nature sounds and music, all designed to raise the consciousness and awareness of its visitors. Sections of the exhibit feature endangered species and the fragile ecosystems which they inhabit, stressing the importance of their preservation.
'Our Shared Planet' is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
Polar Bear Program
Polar Bear Odyssey
Get up close to the Polar Bears to observe special enrichment, training, or zoo keeper talks!
Zoo Keeper Talk
Meet the Zoo Keepers! Every day a different topic will be featured and guests will learn about the day-to-day operations of running Como Zoo. Learn about the animals and how they are cared for, plus guests can ask questions.
Get closer to our gorillas in the new Gorilla Forest exhibit with the Gorilla Program. Watch as primate keepers interact with our great apes. Education specialists will interpret the training session and answer any questions you may have.