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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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

***disclaimer***
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 2019:

Otherworldly Animal Adaptations

designed to accommodate any audience size and age group

From the dry desert to the soggy swamp, animals can be found in many different habitats around the world! Just as an astronaut needs a spacesuit in outer space, animals require many special adaptations to survive in their environments. Join a zoo educator as we meet animals from the zoo’s Education Department and learn about their “otherworldly” adaptations.

Animal Ambassador Program

designed to accommodate any audience size and age group

Join a Blank Park Zoo educator as we explore the many wonders of the animal kingdom!  We’ll get to know a variety of animals from the zoo’s Education Department, learn about their species, their home at the zoo, and how you can be an advocate for animals everywhere!

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 sjcollison@blankparkzoo.org.

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