Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Admission: $12 Adults, $7 Child. The Zoo will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. The Zoo will close at 1:30 pm on December 18
Make Your Science Experiment at Blank Park Zoo this Saturday
Adventure Days are about having a learning adventure all while experiencing the animals of Blank Park Zoo. This Saturday’s event will be no different, with our Science Adventure Day promising to bring some exciting experiments for Zoo guests.
With crafts and activities sponsored by Mercy Children’s Center, Bankers Trust, New York Life Insurance and Iowa State University’s Go! Magazine, you can:
- Go on a paper bag scavenger hunt to collect items throughout the Zoo
- Stop by the Zoo’s Science Experiment Booth to see some awesome experiments
- Make your very own slime in our craft area
- Watch a magic show by Jonathan May at 10 am and 12 pm
- Check out the enrichment for the Zoo’s corn snake and boa constrictor!
- Learn about the science of money
- Get a Child I.D. card, including digital fingerprinting!
The Zoo’s conservation committee will also be talking about the animals, playing games and handing out collectible trading cards.
Make sure to participate in our scientific Zoo exploration this Saturday at Adventure Days – free with your membership or paid admission. Hope to see you there!
** Make your own slime at home! **
2 disposable cups
Borax Powder (available at most large grocery stores near the laundry detergent)
A plastic spoon
What to do:
1. Fill one small cup with water and add a spoonful of the Borax powder and stir it up. Then set it aside.
2. Fill the other small cup with about 1 inch (2.5 cm) of the glue.
3. Add three tablespoons (20 ml) of water to the glue and stir.
4. Add a few drops of the food coloring and stir it up until mixed.
5. Now the fun part...Add one tablespoons of the Borax solution you made earlier and stir well. Watch the slime form!
6. After the slime forms let it sit for about 30 seconds and then pull it off the spoon and play with it!
Tip: Keep your slime in a tightly closed plastic bag when you're done playing with it.
** Craft taken from: http://www.sciencebob.com/experiments/polymer.php