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 ›

Blank Park Zoo University

Class Length: 45-60 minutesBPZ University Logo
Class Dates: Second Sunday of each month
Class Cost: $24 members, $30 non-members
Age requirements: may vary

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy learning at the Blank Park Zoo.  Blank Park University will expand your understanding of the natural world through lectures led by some of Blank Park Zoo’s awesome staff.  This will be a 45-60 minute interactive presentation with time after the presentation for lots of questions. Each program will include a hands-on activity or workshop.

For non-members, Zoo admission is included with the cost of the program.

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Class Dates & Themes:

  • October 11 - 11:30 am: Sustainable Fiber Crafting/Spinning and an Introduction to Crocheting w/ guest speaker Jen Penas, zookeeper
  • November 8 - 11:30 am: Managing Our Batty Neighbors w/ guest speaker Carly Kalina, bat specialist – Price varies, see registration for details
  • December 13 - 11:30 am: Operating a Modern Zoo w/ guest speaker Anne Shimerdla, BPZ President & CEO

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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.

Age Requirements:

Some events may require guests to be 21+ years. Valid photo ID will be required for this event. Other workshops are geared towards guest 18 years and older.

Registration and Cancellations:

Registration will be available 1 month prior to each event. All sales are final and cannot be transferred to another date.

For more information or help registering, please call 515-974-2550 or email

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