Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$16 adults, $10 children
 

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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$16 adults, $10 children
 

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Monarch Day

September 11, 2022, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (US Central)

Join the Zoo and our Plant.Grow.Fly partners to celebrate the monarch butterfly as it starts the journey to Mexico for the winter.  

Partners and activities will include:

Des Moines Parks & Recreation - Monarch Migration - an obstacle course that represents the life cycle and journey south to Mexico of a monarch butterfly.

Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium - Monarch Mayhem - variety of fun and educational displays, including live pollinators and plants, and interactive pollinator-themed activities

Polk County Conservation - monarch tagging

Good Neighbor Iowa - inform consumers about the harmful side effect urban pesticide use can cause

Ted Lare Garden Center - Plants, giveaways, milkweed plants, handouts, wildflower seeds

RDG - Engage with the City of Des Moines Climate Action & Adaptation Plan (ADAPT DSM)

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