Education - Blank Park Zoo

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Early Education Classes
Blank Park Zoo offers several popular classes for young children.Zoo Tots, Zoo Tots Cooking, Zoo Tunes and Zoodlers! offer children fun hands-on activities.

Just for Teachers

Use the zoo as a resource for your classroom. Learning of exciting opportunities at the zoo to enrich your students' learning experiences.

Field Trips
Find out all the information on taking a field trip to the Zoo!

Day Cares and Preschools
Children love animals. Ignite their sense of wonder and curiosity with a visit from the Blank Park Zoo.

Home School Families
Join families throughout central Iowa in special classes at the zoo specifically designed for home school students.

Libraries
Have the zoo come to you for an up close and personal experience.

From Dusk to Dawn
Have you ever wanted to sleep in the canopy of a rainforest and use the call of a Sun Bittern as your alarm clock? It's a dream come true when you are at the Blank Park Zoo's From Dusk to Dawn. 

Safari Camps
Participate in camps offered throughout the summer.

Senior Programs
Organize a special show and tell presentation featuring live animals at your next meeting.

Behind the Scenes
Enjoy an exclusive tour with Zoo staff behind the scenes. Tours are offered November – March in the afternoons for guests ages 13 and older. All tours must be prearranged. 

The Zoo & You
Students can learn about the importance of giving back to their communities and support a local cause with this educational fund raising program.

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