Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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After School

After School Programs

Where: Des Moines Public Schools
Price: $75 per program. 
Group Size: 15 students plus one staff member from your school 

Get your students excited about animals with Blank Park Zoo! Educators will bring games, crafts, experiments, and live animal visitors to your school. Programs are 1 hour in length and you can book up to 8 during your after school session. Each week we cover a new topic from Animal Outfits to Creepy Crawlies. We will expand on previous lessons so groups should consist of the same students throughout the session. 


One Time Visit

Service Project - $50 

Are your students looking for a way to get involved or give back? Prior to this program, students will collect household items (cereal boxes, toilet paper rolls, etc.) then join a zoo educator at your site to facilitate the service project. Learn what it takes to keep the animals happy and healthy at the zoo, make enrichment for zoo residents, and meet a special animal guest!

Education Presentation - $90 

This is a program for all group sizes and ages. It features four live animals to share during an interactive presentation. Students will be encouraged to answer thought-provoking questions about the animals and will have the opportunity to ask questions of their own. 

Please contact Mallory Machir at (515)974-2620 or mkmachir@blankparkzoo.org  for more information or to book a program. Reservations are required at least 3 weeks in advance. 
 

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