Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets: Adults $11, Child (3-12 yrs) $6
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 at least three 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 2013 Summer Library Program:
Home Sweet Burrow
Join a zoo educator to learn about the different places animals call home. From burrows underground to nests high in the trees, this program will cover the different types of dwellings where animals live. Children will get to meet animals that all have a different idea of home! (Program can be tailored for larger audiences).
Beneath Our Feet
When we’re running through the grass, it’s easy to forget what kind of creatures might be hiding beneath us. Children will learn why different animals dig and meet a few animals that take shelter in the ground. You won’t look at the ground the same! (Program can be tailored for larger audiences).
Archaeologists dig to find clues about the Earth’s past. Through fossils we’ve been able to learn about creatures that lived long, long ago. This program will feature animals that are related to some of those animals we’ve been able to learn about by digging! (Program can be tailored for larger audiences).
What kind of adaptations would an animal living underground need? This fun and interactive program will answer that question. Children will meet animals from different habitats and discover why these adaptations are important for their survival. (Program can be tailored for larger audiences).
A hole in the ground is a good indicator that an animal lives nearby. But what other clues can we find? And which animal do these clues belong to? This program will answer those questions and ignite children’s curiosity about the wildlife in their own backyard! (Class size should be no larger than 30 students).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org