Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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HOME SCHOOL SAFARI

HOME SCHOOL SAFARI HAS RETURNED FOR 2018-2019!

Mark your calendars for another exciting year of Blank Park Zoo’s Home School Safari classes.  

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!

HOME SCHOOL CLASS DETAILS:

Home School Safari is a drop-off program with classes held from 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm on the second Friday of every month. The 2018-2019 season starts in October 2018 and continues through April 2019. Classes are organized in developmental age groups and are taught concurrently: 5-6 year olds, 7-9 year olds, and 10 - 12 year olds. 

Please ensure your child is signed-up for the proper developmental age group by using your child’s age as of October 1, 2018.  Your child will stay in this age group for the entirety of the 2018-2019 Home School Safari season.

Registration and pre-payment are required.
Cost per class per participant: $12.80 for members / $16 for non-members

HOME SCHOOL SAFARI DATES:

Dates for the 2018 - 2019 Home School Safari season:
    October 12, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 8 and April 12.

HOME SCHOOL CLASS TOPICS:

5-6 year olds Fall 2018 Home School Safari topics**:

October 12, 2018 - Herp, Herp, Hooray
November 9, 2018 - Feasts of the Beasts
December 14, 2018 - Animal Holiday Hoopla
** topics may vary based on weather or other circumstances

Members: log in with your member number to receive your member discount.
Click here to register!

7-9 year olds Fall 2018 Home School Safari topics**:
For the 2018-2019 Home School Safari season, we will become WORLD travelers by turning our focus to the seven continents, the habitats found on each and their inhabitants (animals and humans, alike!).

October 12, 2018 – Let’s go down under and visit Australia
November 9, 2018 – Meet the animals and people of Africa
December 14, 2018 – Tour Earth’s largest continent, Asia
** topics may vary based on weather or other circumstances

Members: log in with your member number to receive your member discount.
Click here to register!

10-12 year olds Fall 2018 Home School Safari topics**:

October 12, 2018 – Pump It Up: A study of the amazing variety of hearts in the 
animal kingdom. 
November 9, 2018 – Animals Have Class: Learning about taxonomy and classification
December 14, 2018 – Inheritance Investigation: a closer look at genetics
** topics may vary based on weather or other circumstances

Members: log in with your member number to receive your member discount.
Click here to register!

If you have any questions regarding Home School Safari or would like to be added to a waiting list for a class that is full, please call 515-974-2546 or email altague@blankparkzoo.org
 

 


ZOOKEEPER FOR A DAY

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 contact Angela Tague at 515-974-2546 or email altague@blankparkzoo.org


EARTH DAY

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! 

 

SCHEDULE YOUR OWN HOME SCHOOL CLASS

Please call Kathy McKee at 974-2557 or Angela Tague at 974-2546 for further details, questions, or to set up a class.
 

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