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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Libraries 2018

Encourage children's imaginations to come alive by inviting some real animals to your library this summer.  All programs are approximately 45 minutes in length and include four live animals.  Each program is $90 plus mileage for libraries over 35 miles from the zoo.  We encourage libraries in the same area to coordinate dates and times so mileage charges can be split.  We are happy to visit three facilities on a trip and travel the entire state of Iowa!

Cost for night and weekend programs is $100.

*if booking multiple programs, there will be a charge for idle time between program start times

Many of the animals that travel as part of these educational programs are small, domesticated animals. These animals travel well and have high stress thresholds in travel and presentation situations. We cannot guarantee which animals will visit your library, but will do our best to bring you new and different ones each year.

Programs for Summer 2018:

Show and Tell

Ignite the audience’s curiosity with this traditional live animal program. The Show and Tell program is designed to accommodate a large audience of all ages and features four live animals to share during an interactive presentation. Children will be encouraged to answer thought-provoking questions about the animals and will have the opportunity to ask questions of their own.

A Very Musical Habitat

Habitats make music in various ways. Imagine the sound of wind blowing through grass in the prairie or the orchestras of insects singing in the rain forest – habitats are full of music! Join a zoo educator as we explore the songs and sounds of different habitats and meet animals from the zoo’s Education Department that call those habitats home.

Animal Sounds and Stories

We all have a story to tell and so do the animals at the zoo! Our stories come alive with sound and movement as we discover the many ways animals communicate. Join a zoo educator and animals from the zoo’s Education Department during this fun and interactive program.

Ruby Reads!

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You’ve probably seen the red pandas at the zoo, but have you met Ruby the red panda yet? Ruby is a very special red panda – she loves to read!  Join Ruby for one of her favorite stories and meet some live animal friends from Blank Park Zoo during this fun and interactive program geared toward ages 2-4. Suggested for groups of 25 children.

Special for SRP:  Book two back to back half hour Ruby programs for $90!
To book a summer program, contact Samantha Collison at (515) 974-2559 or

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