Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

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9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

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Grades 5-7

Camps are 9:00am-4:00pm

Each camp is for children entering Grades 5-7 in fall 2021.

Click here to register for Summer Safari Camps.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Join us on a journey to discover rare and extraordinary beasts and the wild places they call home! 
Camp Dates: June 7-11
Camp Costs: $185 Zoo members/$260 non-members

 

Photo Safari: Many pictures tell a story. Can you capture the details of an animal’s story with just the click of a button?  Gain inspiration for your own photographs by exploring some famous photos of animals in the wild.  This week, campers will create posts for the Zoo’s social media to share the animal’s stories and feature their photographs.
Camp Dates: June 14-18
Camp Times: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Camp Costs: $185 Zoo members/$260 non-members

 

Animal Artists: Creativity runs wild at the Blank Park Zoo! Be inspired by our animals and use your animal instincts to create art, music, dance, and drama. For nature enthusiasts, animal lovers, and budding artists, this camp offers the perfect opportunity to explore your artistic side!
Camp Dates: June 21-25 & July 19-23
Camp Costs: $185 Zoo members/$260 non-members

 

Enrichment 101: Enrichment is anything that provides environmental stimuli to our animals here at the zoo to enrich their lives or mirror wild behaviors. Zookeepers work hard to make sure each animal has enrichment every day. Learn what it takes to prepare these enrichments, why they are important and even get a chance to design your own!
Camp Dates: June 28-July 2
Camp Costs: $185 Zoo members/$260 non-members

 

Zoo Tycoon: Have you ever wondered how YOU would run a zoo?  Well, now’s your chance!  This week you’ll learn all about how Blank Park Zoo operates and work as a team to design a zoo of your own!  You’ll meet some of the staff and animals at the zoo and discover behind-the-scenes secrets that make the Blank Park Zoo Iowa’s Wildest Adventure!
Camp Dates: July 6-9 (no camp July 5) & August 2-6
Camp Costs: July camp: $148 Zoo members/$208 non-members
August camp: $185 Zoo members/$260 non-members

 

The Mighty Mississippi: This week, things are going to get wet and wild as we discover the animals that enjoy life in the river.  Through exploration and discovery, children will learn all about the wildlife living in and around the mighty river that is at the heart of our country. On Thursday, we'll take a trip to the mighty Mississippi and stay overnight at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque!
Camp Dates: July 12-16
Camp Costs: $270 Zoo members/$380 non-members

 

The Dark Side: Do you choose the dark side or the light side…of when to be awake that is! Do you like to be awake and active at night or during the day? Come find out which category you fall into and which side the animals prefer.
Camp Dates: July 19-23
Camp Costs: $185 Zoo members/$260 non-members

Optional Overnight: Instead of going home Thursday, camp out at the Zoo and take part in some extra fun evening activities all about nocturnal animals! 
Date: July 22
Cost: $45 per camper. Dinner and breakfast will be provided.

 

Out to Sea: This week, we are setting sail to explore the ocean blue! . Salt water makes up the majority of the Earth’s surface and there is just so much to learn! The zoo’s sea lions, seals, fish, and penguins will help us explore the dynamics of the sea. Let’s explore how they live in this unique habitat and why they are important to the ocean.  On Wednesday, we'll take a trip to sleep with the fishes at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium!
Camp Dates: August 2-6
Camp Costs: $270 Zoo members/$380 non-members

 

Click here to register for Summer Safari Camps.

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