Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$14 adults, $8 children
 

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Open Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$14 adults, $8 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: $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.

Zoo Tunes classes take place in the Water Lab located on the lower level of the Discovery Center next to the Bat Cave.

Click here to register for Zoo Tunes.

Tuesday series: Class times are at 6 pm

  • Session 1: May 4, 11, 18 & 25

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.

Click here to register for Polliwogs.

Tuesday series: Class times are at 10:15 am

  • Session 1: April 6, 13, 20 & 27
  • Session 2: May 4, 11, 18 & 25

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 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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