Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Nov 26, Dec 24, 25 & Jan 1

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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Nov 26, Dec 24, 25 & Jan 1

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Zoo Tots & Zoo Tots Cooking

Ages: 2-4 years with an accompanying adult
Class length: 1 hour
Cost per child: $10 members/$20 non-members

Zoo Tots & Zoo Tots Cooking are classes geared toward children age 2-4 years with their favorite adult! During these classes we invite you to join your favorite furry, feathery, slimy, and fuzzy animal friends in exciting, hands-on adventures!

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


Zoo Tots

During Zoo Tots we will read books, make crafts, enjoy visits from live animals, participate in educational activities and free play, and explore the zoo.

Zoo Tots classes take place in the Bankers Trust Learning Center located in the center of the Zoo.

  • August 26-September 5: Feathered Frenzy
    • Virtual Class – September 1
  • September 9-19: Squirm & Crawl
    • Virtual Class – September 15
  • September 23-October 3: The Nose Knows
    • Virtual Class - September 29
  • October 7-16: Prickle & Poke (no class 10/17 due to Night Eyes)
    • Virtual Class – October 13
  • October 21-31: Night Time Explorers (no class 10/24 due to Night Eyes)
    • Virtual Class – October 22 & 27
  • November 4-14: Wild Ways
    • Virtual Class – November 5, 7 and 10
  • November 18-21 & December 2-5: Pocket Babies
    • Virtual Class – November 19, 21 and December 1
  • December 9-19: Ocean Mania
    • Virtual Class – December 10, 12 and 15

 

See registration page for class times and descriptions!

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

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Zoo Tots Cooking

During Zoo Tots Cooking you and your toddler will make a creative, tasty treat, hear stories, make crafts, and enjoy visits from live animals!

Zoo Tots Cooking classes take place in the Macaw Café located on the lower lever of the Discovery Center by the Scarlet Macaw exhibit.

Out of an abundance of caution, Zoo Tots Cooking classes are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.


COVID-19 Precautions and Restrictions

Out of an abundance of caution, to keep our guests, animals and staff healthy, we are implementing the following precautions for our Fall 2020 early childhood programs:

  • Class sizes are limited to 8 participants and their accompanying adult.
  • Participants will be asked to complete a health screening prior to each class.
  • All class participants and accompanying adults age 2 and up are required to wear masks or face coverings.
  • All participants and accompanying adults will be asked to wash/sanitize hands upon arrival.
  • No touching of live animal visitors.
  • Crafts and activities will be adapted to reduce contact between participants.
  • Sensory bins will still be utilized at the beginning of each class and sanitized after each class. Participants will be asked to wash/sanitize hands before and after using sensory bins.
  • No snacks will be offered during classes.
  • Virtual Zoo Tots classes are available for families who are uncomfortable attending in person. Virtual classes are charged per household.
    • Virtual Zoo Tots classes include many of the same aspects of in-person classes but from the comfort of your own home. Class supply lists will be emailed out in advance or you can choose to purchase supply boxes to pick up from the Zoo.

Registration & Cancellations

All sales are final. If you are unable to attend a class, you can transfer to an open in person class or virtual 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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