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$16 adults, $10 children
 

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$16 adults, $10 children
 

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Blank Park Zoo STEM Boxes

Ages: 1-8 years
Cost: Cost: $35 per box

Click here to order your STEM Box

Join the Zoo-per Kids Team! STEM Boxes are specially-crafted with animal-related STEM projects every 2 months. We want to celebrate kids’ creativity and curiosity. Our team of educators has created these boxes to extend learning in an in-home setting. 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 order 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!

Boxes will be shipped on the last Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November. If you prefer to pick up your box, please let us know when filling out the STEM BOX Shipping Information Form.

2022 Order By Dates:

  • Box 1: January 31
  • Box 2: March 28
  • Box 3: May 30
  • Box 4: July 25
  • Box 5: September 26
  • Box 6: November 28

Boxes ordered by the "order by date" will be shipped that week. Any boxes ordered after the "order by date" will ship out with the next round of boxes.

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 materials
  • Special autographed note from your animal artist
  • Online Seesaw profile with access to: virtual keeper chats, demonstration videos and other supportive material

Boxes will be shipped on the last Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November. The purchase of a STEM box 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 202-22 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.


 

Holiday Gift Box

Want something to wrap? We have designed a mini gift box that is a perfect sneak peek of the subscription boxes to come. Just like the subscription boxes, the gift box includes a STEM project, animal art or memento, a note from an animal, and a link to an exclusive virtual keeper chat.

Purchase by December 15 to receive by Christmas!

Holiday STEM Boxes purchased after December 15 will be available for pick-up at the Zoo. An additional fee will be applied if the box must be shipped and is purchased after December 15.

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

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