If you’re into tropical gardens with a dose of Zen, but the kiddos want lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) …. you can do it all at Como Zoo & Conservatory! Start at the Victorian-style glass-domed Conservatory with tropical rain forest gardens, palm trees and ferns. Take in the seasonal flower shows in sunken garden, including holiday poinsettias, orchids and Bonsai trees. And don’t miss the lovely outdoor gardens! Then, find your inner Zen at the Japanese Garden, designed with rock, dwarf plants and water. Next, you and the gang can explore Como Zoo, indoors and out at gorillas, giraffe, lions, tigers, polar bears, sea lions, orangutans exhibits and so much more. Finally, continue picnic tradition in nearby Como Park—public grills, picnic tables and trails provided. And don't forget to hitch a quick ride on the carousel!