Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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Open Daily
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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Supervised Before/After Care

Before Care is available from 7:30 to 8:30 am and After Care from 4:15 to 5:30 pm (there is no After Care option for half day camps). This service is an additional fee to your camp registration. The cost for each supervised care session is $5 per day for Before Care and $5 per day for After Care. A $5 late fee will be charged for every 15 minutes after 5:30 pm. There are no refunds for cancelling prepaid sessions.


Children enrolled in a full-day camp will need to either bring a sack lunch or purchase a zoo lunch (if a child arrives without a sack lunch, a zoo lunch must be purchased that day). Please note that refrigeration for lunches will not be provided.  Lunch is $6.50/day or $30 for the week.

Lunch Menu:

Monday – Cold turkey sandwich, yogurt and veggie
Tuesday – Cheese pizza, yogurt and fruit
Wednesday – Cold ham sandwich, chocolate chip cookie and fruit
Thursday - Pork hot dogs, chips and fruit
Friday – Breaded chicken strips, fries and veggie

*menu is tentative and subject to change
*side of fruit varies from day to day and may include grapes, apples, oranges or bananas
*side of veggies varies and may include carrots or celery
*each meal will also include a milk or juice drink

Half-day camps will receive one morning snack and full day camps will receive a morning and an afternoon snack each day (included as part of camp registration-no extra fee).  Snacks might include items such as: bananas, Mandarin oranges, Goldfish crackers, fruit snacks, Cheez-its, animal crackers, popsicles or ice cream (these items are tentative, subject to change, and vary from day to day).
***Food items containing nuts are not served during camp.  However, we cannot guarantee a nut-free environment.  Camp kids often bring their own lunch items containing nuts, and nuts are a regular part of our animal diets.  Please disclose all participant food allergies during registration. To discuss concerns or request special accommodations, please contact or call 515-974-2556.  


The cost of a Summer Safari t-shirt is $10.  If a t-shirt is purchased when registering for camp online, you will receive this shirt the first day of camp.

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Clearance T-shirts

Clearance camp t-shirts are available for purchase but are not required. These shirts are leftovers from 2019 & 2020 Summer Safari Camps and are available for 50% Summer Pricing. You can purchase a t-shirt with your registration or by calling prior to the start of camp. T-shirts must be purchased prior to the start date of camp. T-shirts are $5. There are two designs available. Please specify which design you would like (okapi or red panda) in the special considerations section of your registration.


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