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Blank Park Zoo's Summer Library Program has returned! Encourage children's imaginations to come alive by inviting some real animals to your library this Summer. All programs are approximately 45 minutes in length and include four live animals. Some programs do have limits on audience size which will be stated in the program description.

The following are descriptions of the various sessions we have available for our 2015 Summer Library Program:

Animal Heroes
We know animals are important to our world.   Not only do they fertilize our soil, pollinate our flowers, and protect our crops from pests; they can also be some of the best companions in life.  Join a zoo educator and personally meet some zoo animals that are heroes to us! (Fit for all audience sizes)

Be a Hero – Save the Planet!
Did you know that you can be a hero too?!  Plants and animals all over the world need our help.  This program will introduce your audience to a few of our zoo animals that have been on the endangered species list and give children ideas about how they can be a backyard hero and save the planet!  (Fit for all audience sizes)

Every Animal has a Story
We think of our animals as heroes for their species – teaching people about their wild counterparts and raising awareness for their species and habitats.  Some of these zoo animals even began their life in the wild!  This program will introduce you to some of our rehabilitated animals and tell their story of how they became animal ambassadors.  (Fit for all audience sizes)

Powers of a Superhero
Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!  Well, almost. Animals can do some amazing things - things only superheroes are capable of.  Book this program to meet some zoo animals with strength and senses comparable to superheroes.   (Fit for all audience sizes).

Animal Tales
We will read an exciting animal tale before meeting two new animal pals! This session is about 30 minutes in length and is designed for children ages 2-4 years old. The class size should be no larger than 25 children. Two back-to-back programs may be booked for $90.00.

Show & Tell
This traditional live animal program is designed to accommodate a large audience of all ages. We will bring at least three animals to share during an interactive lesson. Children will be encouraged to answer thought-provoking questions about the animals and will have the opportunity to ask questions of their own.

*Programs are intended for all ages audiences but can easily be tailored for a specific age group. When booking, please indicate approximate age range of your audience. 

*All programs are $90.00 plus a mileage charge for any library located more than 35 miles from the zoo. Libraries in the same region are encouraged to coordinate dates and times in order to split mileage fees.

TO SCHEDULE YOUR SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM: Call Blank Park Zoo's Education Department at 515-974-2559 or email

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