Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Nov 26, Dec 24, 25 & Jan 1

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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Nov 26, Dec 24, 25 & Jan 1

View All Rates ›

Barrel Book Club

Ages: 18+ years
Cost: $10 Virtual Only, $30 In-Person (Zoo members save 20%)

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.

There will be online virtual discussions and in-person once a book meeting options, as well as books available for purchase with a custom wine stopper. First book starts in September, but you can join at any time. Our second book begins in November, so sign up now!


Not So Different by Nathan H. Lents
America's Neighborhood Bats by Merlin D. Tuttle
Feral Cities by Tristan Donovan

Registration and pre-payment are required

Registration available now! Click here to register!

COVID-19 Precautions and Restrictions

Out of an abundance of caution, to keep our guests, animals and staff healthy, we are implementing the following precautions for our Fall 2020 education programs:

  • Class sizes are limited to 25 participants.
  • Participants will be asked to complete a health screening prior to each class.
  • Adults are required to wear a mask unless consuming food or beverage.
  • All participants will be asked to wash/sanitize hands upon arrival.
  • No touching of live animal visitors.
  • Classes will be opened for registration 1 month in advance. Please check back each month for additional classes.

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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