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TPT Family Fun Day at Como Town this weekend

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This weekend Como Town, Como Park Zoo's amusement park, will be welcoming some very special guests. These animals are celebrities among the younger set, and are free to roam outside of enclosures to meet and greet with families: Curious George, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and the Cat in the Hat will be making special guest appearances for TPT Family Fun Day this Saturday. Other characters will help host activities too, such as local actors from the Children's Theatre Company and the SciGirls.

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Family Fun Day will have free entertainment throughout the afternoon on two stages. Steven Sanders of local children's band Snapdragon Seeds will perform, and clowns will be roaming about from the group Clowns Across the River. There will be giveaways throughout the day and plenty of activities in addition to amusement park rides, which are perfect for kids ages 2 to 12.

Twin Cities Public Television is offering a special $5 discount when buying ride wristbands online, giving kids an unlimited pass to rides all day for just $13. Tickets must be purchased by May 20 to receive the discounted price, otherwise tickets will be $18.95 at the door. The entertainment is free. Como Town & Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is located at 1225 Estabrook Drive in St. Paul.