Family Nature Club is dedicated to re-connecting families with the outdoors. Research shows that children’s lives are greatly enhanced when provided many diverse opportunities to play outside in nature. These kids are happier, healthier, more self-confident and creative. In addition, Nature Club encourages families to spend quality time together and helps strengthen family bonds.
If you and your family are looking for opportunities to get outside, explore, and discover all of nature’s many wonders, check out our Family Nature Club! We are excited for another year of activities that encourage families to immerse in the outdoors and learn about nature.
Family Nature Club adventures are generally held on the fourth Saturday of the month at 1:30 pm unless otherwise specified.
All adventures will be approximately 1.5 hours in length.
Activities are free of charge but require registration as space and supplies are limited. For activities located at Blank Park Zoo, admission is not included with registration. Families that participate in Family Nature Club activities will receive admission tickets for 1 free child with paid adult.
All children must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or older.
April 27, 2019 - Frogs and Toads - Blank Park Zoo - 1:30 pm - All Ages
May 25, 2019 - Clouds and Shadow - Blank Park Zoo - 1:30 pm - All Ages
June 29, 2019 - International Mud Day - Blank Park Zoo - 1:30 pm - All Ages
July 27, 2019 - Insect Hunt - Easter Lake Park, Shelter #4 - 10:00 am - All Ages
August 24, 2019 - Sandcastle Building - Gray’s Lake Beach - 1:30 pm - All Ages
*Dates, times, and activities are subject to change depending on weather conditions
*Activities will be on foot. Stroller accessibility may be limited.
Blank Park Zoo would like to thank the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund for helping to support our Family Nature Club.
Blank Park Zoo would also like to thank our program partners, Polk County Conservation, Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Children and Families Urban Movement.
Interested in volunteering as a Play Assistant? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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