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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Winter Days Animal Care Series

Have you ever imagined yourself working at a Zoo?  Have you ever wondered what the keepers, veterinarians, and nutritionist do to help the animals in our care?  This winter is your chance to not only imagine it, but to learn more about these areas and practice the skills needed to work in Animal Care at the Zoo.

This winter Blank Park Zoo will be hosting a series of activities that will give guests the opportunity to learn more about animal care career opportunities. Take your imagination to the next step and join us this winter and engage with keepers, veterinarians, animal nutritionist, and volunteers.

Take action to save animals in the wild from extinction by attending the Zoo this winter– IMAGINE THAT.


February 16 – Animal Wellness and Veterinarian Day
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Imagine you are a Blank Park Zoo veterinarian. How do you keep the animals feeling well? How do you care for the animals when they are under the weather? If you want to know more about zoo veterinary medicine and how Blank Park Zoo cares for the animals, this is the event for you.

Learn, See and Do Activities:

  • Tour the Vet Clinic (noon – 2 p.m.)
  • Compare the X-Ray to the animal activity
  • Compare your weight to an animal activity
  • Play area: examine stuffed animals, lab coats, small tables and veterinary tools


March 2 – Animal Nutrition
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Imagine you are in charge of preparing food for over 1,500 animals. Every animal species has a specific diet in three categories – herbivore, carnivore or omnivore. How do you come up with a weekly shopping list? Where do you find some unique items like crickets or pinkies? This is what Animal Nutrition Day is all about.

Learn, See and Do Activities:

  • Animal artifact activity – animal features that provide clues to what animals eat
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Cooking Demo, 11:30 & 1:30
  • Play space:  Make sample ‘diets’ using scales to measure the correct portion.
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