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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HOMESCHOOL SAFARIHome School

Age Range: For homeschooled children ages 5-12 years
Class Length: ~2 hours and 30 minutes
Days: Fridays, once a month – 1:30-4pm
Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members

Explore the world of animals and nature. Join us for monthly fun-packed classes that consist of hands-on lessons, games, art, zoo explorations and live animal encounters!

Registration and pre-payment are required

Registration available now! Click here to register!

September 6: 

  • 5-6 year olds: Things with Wings
  • 7-9 year olds: Wonders of Water
  • 10-12 year olds: Art & Animals

October 11:

  • 5-6 year olds: Critter Keepers
  • 7-9 year olds: Creepy Crawlies
  • 10-12 year olds: Creature Feature

November 1:

  • 5-6 year olds: Baby Beasts
  • 7-9 year olds: November Nights
  • 10-12 year olds: Iowa Natives

December 6:

  • 5-6 year olds: Night Time Explorers
  • 7-9 year olds: Tropical Rainforests
  • 10-12 year olds: Sweet Dreams
     

Participation Guidelines

Homeschool Safari is a drop-off program for homeschooled children ages 5-12 year. It is important to us that your child receives the best experience. As such, we hope that you will help us by honoring the age guidelines.


Drop-off/Pick-up

Check-in for each class begins 5 minutes before the start of class.

For the safety of your children, we will only release your child to the person/s you list during registration. If there are emergencies/last-minute changes, please notify educators at drop-off.

Drop-off/Pick-up Locations:

  • 5-6 year olds: Waterfall Room
  • 7-9 year olds: Water Lab
  • 10-12 year olds: Dove Room

Check-out for each class begins at 3:50. Adults picking up must have a valid photo ID. Please honor our pick-up time. A $5 late fee will be charge for every 15 minutes after 4:10.


Cancellations

All sales are final. No refunds will be offered unless class is cancelled due to low enrollment. Rescheduling depends on class availability and may only be done once. Rescheduling fees may apply.

If you have any questions regarding classes or registration, please email jeschellhorn@blankparkzoo.org or call 515-974-2556.

If you would like to volunteer as a play assistant, click here.

Registration available now! Click here to register!

 

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