Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$14 adults, $8 children

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Open Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$14 adults, $8 children

View All Rates ›

Barrel Book Club

Ages: 18+ years
Club Cost: $15 Virtual Only, $45 In-Person (Zoo members save 20%)
Separate Book Bundle Cost: $45 for all 3 books; additional $5 for shipping, if applicable

Books are one of the easiest ways to learn more things about the world and the Blank Park Zoo's Book Club can help expand your knowledge.

Join us for 3 intriguing books that give you a new perspective on animals, the life around us, and how we all relate. This six month section we will be reading fiction based books, and seeing if we can find the facts within the fiction.

There will be online virtual discussions, online meet and greets, and in-person once a book discussion meetings. We will also have books available for purchase with a custom wine stopper included! First book starts in April, but you can join at any time.


The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Bees by Laline Paull

Registration and pre-payment are required

Registration available now! Click here to register!

Virtual and In-Person Dates and Time:

  • Virtual Meetings - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
    • May 2
    • July 4
    • August 29
  • In-Person Meetings - 1:30pm to 3:00pm *ID’s required
    • May 30
    • July 25
    • September 26

COVID-19 Precautions and Restrictions

Out of an abundance of caution, to keep our guests, animals and staff healthy, we are implementing several precautions and restrictions for our education programs. Please note, these precautions are constantly changing. When you register for a program with Blank Park Zoo, you agree to follow our precautions and restrictions as they continue to change.

Click here to read Blank Park Zoo’s COVID-19 Precautions and Restrictions for Education Programming

Registration & Cancellations

All sales are final. For in-person meetings, all participants MUST be 21 years of ages and present a valid photo ID.

For more information, please contact Blank Park Zoo's Education Department at or call 515-974-2550.

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