Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$16 adults, $10 children

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Open Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$16 adults, $10 children

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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.

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Predator Camp – It’s time to discover how apex predators survive in their environments. What makes a good hunter? From wolves to sharks, it is time to learn about the animals who rule the animal kingdom.
Camp Dates: June 6-10, July 11-15
Cost: $200 members, $260 non-members

Zoo Tycoon Have you ever wondered how YOU would run a zoo?  Well, now is 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: June 13-17, July 18-22
Cost: $200 members, $260 non-members

Night Prowlers – While you are fast asleep in bed, the night is full of life. During this camp, we will learn all about the nocturnal animals that prowl in darkness. As an additional option, you can spend the night at the Zoo!
Camp Dates
: June 20-24
Cost: $200 members, $260 non-members, including overnight $245 Zoo member/$295 non-member

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: June 23
Cost: additional $45 per camper. Dinner and breakfast will be provided.


Just Around the Riverbend – 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 25-29
Cost: $280 Zoo members/$380 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 27-July 1, August 1-5 
Cost: $200 members, $260 non-members

Mythbusters Can porcupines really shoot their quills? Do whales really talk to each other? Join us as we confirm or bust some of the well-known animal myths. We'll tour the zoo and talk with zookeepers to find out the truth behind animal lore.
Camp Dates: July 5-8, August 8-12
Cost: Week of July 4th (Prorated for 4-days): $160 members, $208 non members
August Camp: $200 members, $260 non-members

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