Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Field Trips

Self-Guided Field Tripspossum

Availability: September-May, Monday-Friday
Advance registration: Required 2 weeks in advance
Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Self-guided field trips are available for K-12th grade schools.

If you are not eligible for field trip rates you may still qualify for group rates. Click here to learn more.

Get organized! Click here to download our field trip guide and checklist!


RESERVATION AND PAYMENT

Pricing:

  • Students: $4
  • 1 adult per 10 students: Free
  • Additional adults: $9

Special needs classrooms please call (515) 974-2550.

Payment Policy:

  • Field trips are required to pay with one method of payment: cash, check, credit card or purchase order.
  • To receive discounted admission, additional adult chaperones not included on school bill must be paid for in one transaction.

Click here to fill out a Field Trip reservation.

Get organized! Click here to download our field trip guide and checklist!


TrainEDUCATIONAL ADD-ONS

Ambassador Animal Programs:
Ambassador Animal Programs are private programs for up to 50 people. Cost is $55 per program and lasts half an hour.

  • Program times are 10:00, 11:00, 1:00 or 2:00
  • Groups over 50 can request multiple programs

Vet Clinic Tours:
Vet Clinic Tours are private behind the scenes tours of our Animal Health Center for up to 15 people. These tours are best suited for High School students. Cost is $100 per tour and lasts half an hour.

  • Programs must be scheduled 4 weeks prior to your visit
  • Tour times are determined by vet staff availability

Career Panels:
Career Panels are an opportunity for students to engage with different Zoo staff and explore the different career options available at a Zoo. Career panels are best suited for Middle School and High School students. Cost is $55 and lasts half an hour.

  • Programs must be scheduled 4 weeks prior to your visit
  • Panel times are 11:00 or 1:00

Click here to fill out a Field Trip reservation.

Get organized! Click here to download our field trip guide and checklist!

For more information, help or to book a field trip over the phone please call the Education office at 515-974-2550 or email education@blankparkzoo.org

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