Everyone loves a good laugh. April 1 is, of course, a day to be on the lookout for pranksters. Docudramas and reality shows are the hot thing in TV, so the city of Ely wanted to cash in.
Schools around the metro are taking that week-long (more or less) holiday known as spring break, now through mid April. Whether going out of town isn’t in your financial picture right now, or you’d just rather stay home, here are some ideas to keep your family from going stir-crazy—especially if it snows again next week. The classic kid-venture spots never fail to entertain: the Science Museum of Minnesota (especially with the Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibit having just opened, and it’s fantastic), which might be paired with a trip to the Minnesota Children’s Museum, which just opened its Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice exhibit;
There is still plenty of snow and ice to go around but this little warm up we’re experiencing has everyone hoping for spring. It’s been a cold and miserable winter. The snow and ice came early and it’s still here.
A prognosticating orangutan at a Minnesota zoo has picked the Denver Broncos to win Sunday’s Super Bowl. Amanda the Orangutan ran into her exhibit at St. Paul’s Como Park Zoo on Saturday and went straight for a pair of boxes, each containing a shirt of the two teams battling for NFL supremacy, the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. Zoo spokesman Matt Reinartz says Amanda paused a bit at first to soak up the attention. “She is a media darling. She came up to her glass, and kind of waved and played a little with the media,” Reinartz said.
Como Zoo unveiled its plans Thursday to update Sparky the Sea Lion’s Habitat. The changes are being prompted by new federal requirements for keeping marine mammals.
Valentine’s Day is only three weeks away, and it falls on a Friday this year, which means it will likely spill into the weekend. Restaurants are sure to be busy. But eating out isn’t the only way to celebrate romance. Here are some ideas for unique outings to enjoy with someone special.
Don’t have your plans set yet to ring in 2014? We’ve found some fun ways to celebrate the end of 2013 and a fresh start in 2014. Here are some great events for all ages you can still drop in on today and tonight.
Halloween is almost here. Have you checked out the metro’s haunted houses? There are tons of scary things to do for older Halloween fans. But where you can take the little, more easily scared ones?
A week after its birth, a baby giraffe will make its debut at the Como Zoo. The zoo says the baby female giraffe was born 5-feet-8-inches tall and 130 pounds last Sunday.
The Como Zoo has welcomed a new baby monkey to its primate building. The baby, a white-faced saki monkey, was born on Saturday and is now on display with its parents.
Polls say gorillas are one of America’s most favorite zoo animals. And that’s no secret to the folks at Como Park and Conservatory. That’s why they’ve dedicated $11 million to an exhibit redesign featuring seven charismatic gorillas who are part of Gorilla Forest.
There is now another reason to go to Como Zoo. The new Gorilla Forest just opened Thursday morning at the St. Paul facility. There are seven gorillas in the exhibit, and six are new to Como Zoo. The Gorilla Forest is the largest all-mesh gorilla enclosure in North America.
By mid-March, most of us are sick of winter and ready for a getaway. Getting out of town can be expensive, but there are some places you can at least pretend to be in the tropics.
Como Zoo’s 23-year-old female polar bear, Berlin, has made a strong recovery after undergoing major surgery at the University of Minnesota’s Veterinary Medical Center.
The polar bear who was displaced from her zoo in Duluth during flash flooding earlier this year is now on public display in St. Paul.
Not to be outdone by the Minnesota Zoo’s new Lynx kitten, the Como Zoo sent out a picture of their new Flamingo chick.
Nearly a month after flooding washed out much of the Northland, a Duluth zoo is celebrating a big step forward.
Kids love to be outside but you have to make sure they’re hydrated and protected in this kind of heat.
A couple of seals were actually able to make their way out of the park Wednesday. They, along with some other zoo animals, are now coming to the Como Zoo in St. Paul.
The Como Zoo opened a permanent display Wednesday that centers around one of the animal kingdom’s most dedicated and busy fathers: the male seahorse.
Happy 20th birthday to Marco and Erwin, Como Zoo’s resident Galapagos tortoises!
This year, the Como Zoo prepared for April 1 and the deluge of prank phone calls that comes with it.
Everybody loves a good April Fools’ joke, including the Como Zoo in St. Paul.
Supporters of St. Paul’s Como Park Zoo and Conservatory have reached their fundraising goal.
Last week “Sparky the Sea Lion,” our high school football prognosticator from the Como Zoo, made it 0-for-2 in picking games.