Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$20 adults, $15 children
 

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Open Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$20 adults, $15 children
 

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Zoo Tunes & Polliwogs

Ages: 1-2.5 with an accompanying adult
Class length: Zoo Tunes – 30 minutes, Polliwogs – 1 hour
Cost per child: $40 for a Four-Class Series, Zoo Members Save 20%

Zoo Tunes and Polliwogs are classes geared toward children age 1-2.5 years with their favorite adult. During these classes we invite children and parents to play and explore the animal world. Each session includes four classes; families are welcome to sign up for multiple sessions.

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


Zoo TunesZoo Tunes Photo

Participants in this class will sing songs, play instruments, dance, join in hands-on activities and enjoy animal visitors. Adults will be actively involved in the class, helping to engage young children in music.  Many of the same songs will be used each week with a variety of activities and instruments.

Zoo Tunes classes take place in the Dove Room located on the upper level of the Discovery Center next to the elevator.

Class times are at 6:00 pm

  • Session 1: January 30, February 6, 13, 20
  • Session 2: April 2, 9, 16, 23

Registration Now Open!


PolliwogsPolliwogs Photo

With guidance from both you and our zoo educators, children will learn through exploration and play. This is a child-centered program that is less structured than our traditional classes. During Polliwogs, children will engage in free play and hands-on experiences at various sensory bins and tactile stations around the classroom. Stations consist of a variety of natural substrates, tools, toy animals and much more. This class not only supports young children’s social, physical and emotional development, but also helps them connect to and develop empathy for wildlife and nature.

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

Natural substrates will be used during this class including birdseed which may contain traces of peanuts and tree nuts.

Monday Sessions: Class times are at 6:00 pm

  • Session 1: Closed
  • Session 2: April 1, 8, 15, 22

Tuesday Sessions: Class times are at 10:15 am

  • Session 1: January 30, February 6, 13, 20
  • Session 2: April 2, 9, 16, 23

Registration Now Open!


Zoo Hours

For after-hours classes, Zoo staff will greet you at Admissions approximately 5 minutes prior to the start of class.


Registration & Cancellations

All sales are final. If you need to switch sessions, you may transfer to another open session in the current season. Transfers must be completed prior to the start of the originally scheduled session. Missed classes during a session cannot be carried over into different sessions or seasons. 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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