Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Updates & Events

May 22, 2018

June 5, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Central Park Nature Center, 12515 Central Park Rd., Center Junction, IA 52212

Volunteers needed to help tend the native pollinator gardens at the Central Park Nature Center. Bring your work gloves and dress to get dirty. Tools, extra gloves, water, and snacks provided.

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June 9, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge Prairie City, Iowa

Want to learn how to create your own prairie garden? From seed cleaning and planting to weed control and using for education, learn a new skill every month in this DIY series.

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June 9, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Monarch Research Station 4970 Lakeside Rd. Marion, IA

The Iowa Butterfly Survey Network (IBSN) is located at Reiman Gardens with the ultimate goal of educating Iowans about butterflies, while at the same time encourage people to take an active role in conservation.

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June 16, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Jester Park, Shelter #6

Celebrate National Pollinator Week with a naturalist to search for and document the number of bumble bees found at Jester Park. After a short bee identification talk, we’ll search for as many bees species as we can find! Our observations will be shared with the Xerces Society Bumble Bee Watch citizen science project. FREE. No registration required.

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July 14, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge Prairie City, Iowa

Want to learn how to create your own prairie garden? From seed cleaning and planting to weed control and using for education, learn a new skill every month in this DIY series.

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July 17, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Central Park Nature Center, 12515 Central Park Rd., Center Junction, IA 52212

Volunteers needed to help tend the native pollinator gardens at the Central Park Nature Center. Bring your work gloves and dress to get dirty. Tools, extra gloves, water, and snacks provided.

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July 28, 2018, 1:00 PM
Location: Central Park Nature Center, 12515 Central Park Rd., Center Junction, IA 52212
August 13, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Central Park Nature Center, 12515 Central Park Rd., Center Junction, IA 52212

Volunteers needed to help tend the native pollinator gardens at the Central Park Nature Center. Bring your work gloves and dress to get dirty. Tools, extra gloves, water, and snacks provided.

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September 1, 2018, 1:00 PM
Location: Central Park Nature Center, 12515 Central Park Rd., Center Junction, IA 52212
September 12, 2018, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Central Park, 12515 Central Park Rd., Center Junction, IA 52212
September 14, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Central Park Nature Center, 12515 Central Park Rd., Center Junction, IA 52212

Volunteers needed to help tend the native pollinator gardens at the Central Park Nature Center. Bring your work gloves and dress to get dirty. Tools, extra gloves, water, and snacks provided.

Read More
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