Blank Park Zoo Unveils New Event: Adventure Days

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Blank Park Zoo Unveils New Event: Adventure Days

May 13, 2011

For Immediate Release

DES MOINES, Iowa (May 13, 2011) – Iowa’s Blank Park Zoo announces a new series of events this summer called ‘Adventure Days.’ Each event of the series will focus on a different theme as it relates to children, families and animals.
 
The first ‘Adventure Day’ kicks off on May 21, with a conservation theme. Guests will be able to help plant the Blank Park Zoo’s new butterfly garden, participate in a recycling race, create a craft, and learn about ocean preservation and some easy ways to save resources to help animals in the wild.
 
“Adventure Days will be one of the exciting ways to spend time at the Blank Park Zoo this summer, and each event will be themed differently to add to the adventure,” said Rachael Kinnick, special events manager.
 
The activities will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The activities will be free with regular Blank Park Zoo admission and free for members.
 
Calendar for 2011 Blank Park Zoo Adventure Days
Saturday, May 21- Conservation
Saturday, June 11- Dinosaurs
Friday, June 24- Healthy Living (activities from 10am-8pm)
Sunday, July 10- Music
Saturday, July 30- Photography
Saturday, August 13- Gardening
 
The Blank Park Zoo, Iowa’s WILDEST Adventure, is open every day this May, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Winter Admission rates are $10.95 for adults, $5.95 for children under 12, and $8.95 for seniors and active military. Children two years and under and Blank Park Zoo members are free. The Zoo is located at 7401 SW 9th St., Des Moines, IA 50315. Visit the Zoo online at . The Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) The AZA is America’s leading accrediting organization that sets rigorous, professional standards for zoos and aquariums. The AZA is building North America's largest wildlife conservation movement by engaging and inspiring the 143 million annual visitors to its member institutions and their communities to care about and take action to help protect wildlife.
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