“Will there be samples?” Olivia asked hopefully of the Chipotle Edible Garden. She’s ever on the lookout for a snack, that one. I doubted there would be samples, but there were a few sweet surprises at this new seasonal exhibit at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.
For one thing, it’s more kid-friendly than Como’s website leads you to believe. The children paused along the garden path at educational exhibits disguised as games. The scavenger hunt, in particular, took their little minds off the fact that they couldn’t pluck the lovely produce off vines and bushes right then and there. I alternated between helping with the hunt and dreaming of salad combinations.
And while there weren’t any samples offered, we did score Chipotle coupons for completing the games. Our family of five (and a half!) eaters scored lunch for a little over $8.00 – if only Olivia could have appreciated that value!
For the Files: The Chipotle Edible Garden is located just south of the Visitor Center at the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Admission is free (donations of $2/adult, $1/child encouraged). Chipotle coupons we received: (1) BOGO on adult meals, (1) kids taco kit w/ purchase of adult meal — and we were allowed to combine the coupons.
About the Author: Anne Kingston is the Owner and Founder of Tourmoms.com.