Advance booking: Required 3 weeks in advance
Cost: Varies depending on program
Blank Park Zoo offers a variety of programs for community groups and organizations at the Zoo including scout troops and Overnight Adventures.
Can't come to the Zoo? Have the Zoo come to you! Blank Park Zoo offers both in person and virtual programs for libraries, daycares, preschools, senior centers, and community groups. We offer engaging and memorable educational experiences for children and adults.
Our interactive programs include zoo artifacts and sometimes even live Ambassador Animals! View our program options below.
Daycares and Preschools – Enjoy stories, songs and other movement activities with our Zoo educators.
Community & Library Programs – Encourage people’s imaginations to come alive by inviting the Zoo to your event this summer.
Adult Programs – Learn something new or check-in for an update about Blank Park Zoo with our Zoo educators.
Booth Programs – Have a special event coming up? Invite the Zoo! From games and activities to artifacts, our educators can bring a program that suits your audience. Live animals are not available for booth style events.
Additional fees may apply for Zoo to You programs including but not limited to mileage fees, evening/weekend fees and idle time.
Disclaimer: Ambassador Animals that travel with Zoo to You programs are small animals such as small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. To allow animals the opportunity to self-maintain, express species specific behavior and choice and control - Ambassador Animals will be limited to 8 hours (round trip) of out of enclosure time. This includes travel and program time. Please note, we do not offer a “petting zoo,” nor do we provide programs at private residences.
Live Virtual Programs – Choose between a live animal program, storytime or Zoo tour and enjoy fun education and personal stories about the animals we all love. Guests of all ages are welcome to engage and ask questions about Blank Park Zoo’s animal residents.
While we will make every effort to honor requests to learn about any animal at Blank Park Zoo, please note that some restrictions apply.
Programs must be booked at least 3 weeks in advance. Facility leaders are required to submit a program agreement form and photo of program space at least 2 weeks before the program date.
Space requirements: Zoo staff and animals must be able to maintain a minimum of 10 feet space from audience members
If you need to cancel or reschedule a program, please contact us as soon as possible. Cancellations of programs made within 1 week of the program will still be charged 50% of the program cost. Rescheduling fees may apply. Programs cancelled by Blank Park Zoo will not be charged.
For more information, help or to book a program please call the Education office at 515-974-2550 or email email@example.com