Field Trips - Blank Park Zoo

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Zoo Field Trip
First hand experiences like getting nose to nose with a tiger, crawling through tunnels like a prairie dog, and listening to the lions roar will spark a world of wonderment.

Reservations are required! The Zoo is a popular destination, so space is limited. To ensure the date of your choice, please fill out a reservation form as soon as possible. 

To reserve your field trip date it is required that you either fill out an online reservation form or download and fax in a reservation form to 515-974-2590. 

Please note, your reservation may take up to 7 business days to be processed. Once processed, you will receive a confirmation package via email. For questions, please call 515-974-2588.

Register for a field trip online here

Download a field trip form to fax in here

Show and Tell Education Programs - Education programming is not available on April 5, 6, 7, and 22
Don’t forget to add a Show and Tell Education Program to enhance your field trip! One of our educators will bring four animal friends for a special 30 minute presentation just for your group. Guests will get an up close introduction to some exotic zoo friends and get to touch most or all of the animals are the presentation. Cost of Show and Tells are $45 for up to 50 people.

Picnic tables are located next to the playground overlooking the Bactrian camel exhibit, just north of the Zoo Admissions. Outside food is not allowed inside the zoo. Please note that storage for lunches is not available, lunches must be stored on your school buses.

Hot lunches are available for purchase from our Safari Grill. If you would like lunches from the grill, reservations must be made at least one week prior to your visit. For meal times and options, please see our menu here.

Field Trip Fees

Grades K-12 (Rates valid September through May only)
Student admission: $3.00
Teacher (one per class): Free
Additional adults: $9.00
Bus driver: Free

Preschools, Daycare Centers and Day Camps
Child admission: $5.00
Teacher (1 per 10 children): Free
Additional adults: $9.00

For questions, please call Jessica Schellhorn at 515-974-2588. 




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