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

View All Rates ›

Scout Troop Programs

Is your scout troop working on a badge the Zoo could help with? Or maybe your looking for a fun field trip.  Blank Park Zoo can help provide a fun and educational experience for all scout troops.

Scout Day 2018

Join us at Blank Park Zoo for Scout Day 2018, on March 16th! All scout ages are welcome to come, but activities will be geared towards 5-12 year olds. There will be activities and stations set up all around the zoo. Come learn about all things nature and animals including Iowa wildlife, proper pet care, butterflies, growing your own garden, what the zookeepers do, and more! Zoo hours are 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and stations will run from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Scout members will receive reduced admission.  You may register individually or as a troop.

Scouts are required to wear appropriate scout attire (i.e. vest, sash, uniform), in order to check in that day and explore the stations.  Siblings are welcome to attend with troops, and can be pre-registered with the troop.

Scouts - $3
Adults - $9
Additional siblings - $7

We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to register.

Field Trips

Bring your whole scout troop at a reduced rate.  Group rates are $5 per child and $9 per adults.

Field Trip With A Keeper Chat

Bring your troop to the Zoo and hear from one of the zoo keepers at no additional cost. Are you working towards an environmental badge or one specific to a conservation action like saving water? Let us know and we can align your group with a specific keeper that can answer questions about that topic.

Field Trip With Animal Show & Tell

During your trip an educator will bring 4 education animals in front of the group and teach them about each one. Your group will get to ask questions and touch each animal. We can even make the show & tell specific to a badge. We can tailor programs to focus on pet care, endangered animals, habitats, and more. The show & tell lasts a half hour, leaving plenty of time to see the Zoo before or after. Cost is $45 plus group rate admission.

Animal Show & Tell With Additional Programming (+/- field trip)

Let us know what your group would like to do. The Zoo will go as long as you would like on top of the half hour show & tell, adding in fun games, activities, scavenger hunts, or crafts. Each half hour of programming is $45.

Night Programming

Enjoy 3 hours of programming that includes an animal visit, a scavenger hunt, additional fun games and activities and a snack. Start time is usually around 6 pm. You may upgrade to a pizza party for an additional fee.  Night programming is $15 per child with a minimum fee of $100.

Click here to book your scout troop program online.

If you have questions or would like to book your scout program by phone, you can contact Amy Wilson at 515-974-2558 or by email at

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