Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Home School


These classes are designed for home-schooled children ages 5-12 years of age.

Home School Safari

Explore the world of science through animals and nature. Join us for monthly hands-on, 
minds-on science including exciting activities, demos and more. Monthly sessions will frequently include touring the zoo, visiting with animal ambassadors, and experiencing other unique resources all while building science knowledge. What’s not to love: science, animals and nature!

Class Details

Home School Safari Classes are over for the spring. Classes will resume in the fall.

For questions, please call 515-974-2588



Blank Park Zoo’s Zookeeper for a Day program is for participants 13-17 years old.

This interactive educational offering will give teens an “up-close-and-personal” look at working in a zoo.  Roll-up your sleeves and get ready to help out our professional zookeepers with their daily routines of food preparation, cleaning and animal care for some of Blank Park Zoo’s awesome residents.

Your time “behind-the-scenes” may include being outside and possibly getting a bit wet and a bit dirty, so make sure to wear appropriate clothes including closed-toe shoes (boots that can get wet would be best).

This program is designed for participants with a special interest in becoming a zookeeper or working with animals in the future.  Please discuss this with your child and make sure it is something they are truly interested in.

For more information please call 515-974-2550


Join Blank Park Zoo in celebrating Earth Day by joining us for “Party for the Planet”! This family-friendly celebration combines education and fun with booths and activities throughout the zoo highlighting ways we can help the Earth today and every day! 



Please call 974-2550 for further details

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