Blank Park Zoo salutes Veterans and Active Members of the Military This Week with Special Discount

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Blank Park Zoo salutes Veterans and Active Members of the Military This Week with Special Discount

Jul 2, 2012

Veterans and active military receive free admission to Blank Park Zoo, July 2-6, 2012.

Blank Park Zoo salutes Veterans and Active Members of the Military This Week with Special Discount
Veterans and Active members of the military receive free admission, July 2-6, and up to four of their guests receive half-price admission

For Immediate Release
DES MOINES, Iowa (June 28, 2012) In honor of the Independence Day holiday next week, Iowa’s Blank Park Zoo will be offering free admission for Veterans and active members of the armed forces July 2-6, 2012. In addition, up to four of their guests can receive half-off admission.

“Veterans, current members of the military and their families have sacrificed a lot for this country and we thought this would be a small way we could say thank you for your service,” said Mark Vukovich, CEO of Blank Park Zoo.

In addition, Blank Park Zoo will be collecting care package items that will be sent to soldiers currently on deployment. Guests who donate an item will receive one dollar off admission. A complete list of items needed can be found at www.blankparkzoo.com.

About Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo, Iowa’s WILDEST Adventure, is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. everyday this summer. Admission rates are $11 for adults, $6 for children under 12, and $9 for seniors. 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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