Holiday Daycare at Como Park: Big fun for little monkeys.

Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 2.34.34 PMShopping or no shopping, things get a little kooky-busy this time of year. If only you could have, say, 4 1/2 hours to get a few things done, then maybe the holidays wouldn’t be so filled with frazzle. Enter: “Holiday Daycare” from Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.

No, your kiddos won’t be babysat by a gorilla (as cool as that sounds). Instead, drop them off (ages 3 and up and potty-trained) to be cared for by responsible adult humans who will keep them safe and occupied for 4 1/2 fun-filled hours. With activities like: a scavenger hunt through the Zoo and Conservatory, special animal visitors, plus, games, crafts and other wild zoo-themed fun.

There are three different dates available with a Black-Friday option if that’s your kind of crazy thing. The idea being that while the kids are occupied, you have time to play Santa. But I won’t tell if you just stay home and take a big ol’ nap to rest up for all of the holiday family togetherness that lies ahead.

Cost is $35 per child and family discounts are available. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Pack a lunch and snack that doesn’t need to be refrigerated or heated. For more information and to register, call 651-487-8272.

You’ve got 4 1/2 hours. Go wild.

Holiday Daycare Dates & Times:
Friday, November 29, 9 am – 1:30 pm (Black Friday)
Saturday, December 7, 9 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday, December 14, 9 am – 1:30 pm
Drop off and pick up at Conservatory entrance 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after each program

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


Amy Hernandez

About Amy Hernandez

Amy Hernandez may not know a lot about land use and transportation issues, but she does know a few cool things to do with kids in the Twin Cities. A freelance copywriter, she lives in Northeast Minneapolis with one amazing boy, a saintly husband, and a hyperactive Border Collie mix named Chewie.