Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

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9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

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9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

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Zoo Juniors & Zoo Chefs

Ages: 5-6 years with an accompanying adultZoo Tots 1
Class length: 1 hour
Cost per child: $10 members/$20 non-members

Zoo Juniors & Zoo Chefs are classes geared toward children age 5-6 years with their favorite adult! During these classes we invite children and parents to join your favorite furry, feathery, slimy and fuzzy animal friends in exciting and hands-on adventures!

Registration and pre-payment required. For non-members, class cost includes Zoo admission for child and accompanying adult.


Zoo JuniorsZoo Tots 2

Similar in structure/content to Zoo Tots, during Zoo Juniors we will read books, make crafts, enjoy visits from live animals and participate in educational activities and free play.

Zoo Juniors classes take place in the Bankers Trust Learning Center located in the center of the Zoo. Virtual classes are also available. 

  • January 16: Hibernation Situation
  • January 30: Movin’ and Groovin’
  • February 13: Love Birds
  • February 27: Sun, Sand, and Desert Land
  • March 13: Whose Nest?
  • March 27: Monkey Around
  • April 10: Pond Pals
  • April 24: Stripes, Spots and Polka Dots
  • May 8: Animal Detectives
  • May 22: Rodents Rock!

See registration page for class times and descriptions! 

Classes are the same during each theme, please register for only one class per theme.

Click here to Register!


Zoo Chefs

Similar in structure/content to Zoo Tots Cooking, during Zoo Chefs you and your child will make a creative, tasty treat, hear stories, make crafts, and enjoy visits from live animals!

Zoo Chefs classes take place in the Macaw Café located on the lower lever of the Discovery Center by the new tamarin exhibit.

Click here to register for Zoo Chefs.

  • April 1 & 3: Bunny Rolls
  • April 15 & 17: Panda Cakes
  • April 29 & May 1: Armadillo Potatoes
  • May 13 & 15: Busy Bees

See registration page for class times and descriptions!

Classes are the same during each theme, please register for only one class per theme.


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 Programming


Zoo Hours

Blank Park Zoo hours are 10am-4pm. Zoo staff will greet you at Admissions approximately 5 minutes prior to the start of class.


Registration & Cancellations

All sales are final. If you are unable to attend a class, you can transfer to an open in person class. No refunds will be offered unless classes are cancelled by the Zoo.

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

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