Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Sat - Sun: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mon - Fri: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Sat - Sun: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mon - Fri: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

View All Rates ›

Blank Park Zoo University

BPZ University LogoClass Length: 45-60 minutes
Class Dates: Second Sunday of each month unless otherwise stated
Class Cost: 12 Month Series - $250 members, $300 non-members
Individual classes - $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 to 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.

You don’t even have to be present at the zoo to enjoy learning with Blank Park University! For 2021, we will have virtual, as well as in-person, options available for all classes. Send us an email if you have further questions about virtual opportunities for classes to

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Class Dates & Themes:

  • June 13: Feathers – Pigmentation & Structure
  • July 10: Life of an Eastern Bluebird with guest speaker Joel VanRoekel, DSM Parks & Recreation Environmental Educator
  • August 8: The Bugs and the Bees
  • September 12: A World of Vultures
  • October 10: Morphology and Psychology of Aliens (18+ only)
  • November 14:  Introduction to Fiber Spinning
  • December 12: A Year in Review of the Zoo

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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 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 ProgrammingClasses will be opened for registration 1 month in advance. Please check back each month for additional classes.

Age Requirements:

All events are geared towards guests 18 years and older. Some events may require guests to be 18+ years due to alcohol being present. Valid photo ID will be required for these events, and non-alcoholic options will be provided for those 18-20.

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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