Place/Event: Blank Park Zoo
Location: 7401 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315
Cost: check website – local libraries will give away coupons for a free child admission as part of summer reading programs
If you hold a Zoo membership to another zoo – check the reciprocal program
Grade/age range: Prek-12
Group size: large or small
Stroller friendly: Yes
The Blank Park Zoo is an excellent smaller zoo and is perfect for younger children but diverse enough for older students as well. We typically spend about 2 hours to walk through the zoo and enjoy all the exhibits. There are several hands-on programs and times when you can feed animals. Check out their website because they offer so many different programs! I am sure someday my girl will want to do the Zoo Keeper for a Day program…
We love all the fun areas the zoo has for children to play and explore!
We always end up feeding at least one animal when we visit the zoo!