Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

10a-4p, Mon-Fri; 9a-5p, Sat & Sun

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10a-4p, Mon-Fri; 9a-5p, Sat & Sun

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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: $32 members/$40 non-members for a four-class session

Zoo Tunes & 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 pre-payment required. For non-members, class cost includes Zoo admission for child and 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.

Registration and pre-payment are required

Registration available now! Click here to register!

Tuesday series: Class times are 4:30 or 6 pm

  • Session 1: September 1, 8, 15, & 22
  • Session 2: October 6, 13, 20, & 27
  • Session 3: November 10, 17, 24 & December 1

Each session includes four classes; families are welcome to sign up for multiple sessions.

Registration for each session will be opened 1 month in advance. Please check back each month for additional sessions.


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 bird seed which may contain traces of peanuts and tree nuts.

Out of an abundance of caution, Polliwogs 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.

  • Children will be assigned instruments and other props to reduce contact and shared of supplies.

  • To keep classes small, ONLY registered participants and 1 accompanying adult will be allowed. Younger/older siblings and extra adults will not be allowed in class. Thank you for understanding.

  • Classes will be opened for registration 1 month in advance. Please check back each month for additional classes.


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 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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