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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
 

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Blank Park Zoo STEM Boxes

Ages: 1-8 years
Subscription length: 6-month (shipped bi-monthly), single month option also available
Cost: $175/6-month or $35 per month

Click here to purchase your STEM Box

Shipping is included in costs. Shipping is limited to the mainland U.S.

Join the Zoo-per Kids Team! Subscription purchases receive specially-crafted boxes with animal-related STEM projects every 2 months. We want to celebrate kids’ creativity and curiosity. While keeping in mind that this school year looks a little different, our team of educators has created these boxes specifically for at-home learning. With our STEM boxes, your child will learn about animals in a fun and engaging way with the support of Blank Park Zoo.


How to order

Step 1. Purchase on OneCause

Purchases of Blank Park Zoo STEM Boxes are currently made through OneCause mobile bidding site. The site is use for billing and payment only. Once you have filled your cart, click the icon in the upper right corner to go to the payment screen.

For more information or help purchasing please call the Education Office at 515-974-2550 or email education@blankparkzoo.org.

Click here to purchase your STEM Box

Step 2. Fill Out Form

Child Name and Shipping Information

We acknowledge that the billing address and shipping address for the box(es) are not always the same. After purchasing the box on OneCause, you will receive an e-reciept. Please follow the link on your e-receipt or click on the link below to fill out a form with the child’s name and the address you would like the box delivered to.

Click here to provide STEM Box Shipping Information

Step 3. Receive Your Box!

6-month subscriptions are spread over a calendar year. Boxes will be shipped on the last Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November.

2021 Shipping dates:

  • January 25
  • March 29
  • May 31
  • July 26
  • September 27
  • November 29

One time boxes will ship on the next available shipping date. For example, if a box is purchased between January 1 and January 25 it will ship on January 25, but if a box is purchased in February then the box will be processed and shipped on March 29 with the next round of boxes.

Subscriptions begin with the next scheduled shipments of boxes. 2022 shipment dates have not yet been determined.

Payment & Cancellations

Payment is due at time of order. All sales are final.

For more information or help purchasing please call the Education Office at 515-974-2550 or email education@blankparkzoo.org.


Wondering what’s inside?

  • Animal art or memento
  • Bio Card from the animal artist
  • STEM project
  • Letter from a Zookeeper
  • Special autographed note from one of our zookeepers
  • Exclusive Virtual Keeper Chat/Enrichment Video
  • Links to online resources

6-month subscriptions are spread over a calendar year. Boxes will be shipped on the last Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November. The purchase of a year subscription includes a membership to Ruby Readers’ Book Club (brought to you by Ruby the Reading Red Panda). As a book club member, kids receive monthly newsletters and a birthday card from Ruby on their birthday! Follow the link below to see more information on Ruby and the 2020-21 story times.

Click here to check out Ruby Readers’ Book Club


What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym for curriculum based on four specific disciplines - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics - in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. While we call our product STEM, the inclusion or art concepts are inherently present in all of our designs and could easily be called STEAM.

Are There Box Themes?

Each box will be a surprise! However, the answer is yes.

Here at Blank Park Zoo, we believe all things are connected. We stand for creating a better world through diversity, inclusion, and equity. With this in mind, each box will be themed around animals here at Blank Park Zoo that can serve as ambassadors to a culture of their native range. For example, giraffes and lions are native to Africa. The box contents would be related to animals, plants, and people that can be found in African savannas.


For more information or help purchasing please call the Education Office at 515-974-2550 or email education@blankparkzoo.org.

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