Zoo’s are always fun family activities. Now that we are permanent residents of Des Moines, Colton and I decided to take a trip down to the Blank Park Zoo with Grandma, something I haven’t done since childhood. Admission is only $5.95 for children, so this is a relatively cheap family activity. Check with your local zoo for special events. On September 29th, Jack Hanna will be at the Blank Park Zoo and admission is $10 for children. The Blank Park Zoo even has an event for the adults called the Zoo Brew, which is every June and July and includes brew, music, food, and activities.
The Blank Park Zoo manages 49 acres of land. Of that, 22 acres have been developed into animal exhibits or facilities. Currently there are 104 different animal species and 1,484 animal specimens cared for at the Blank Park Zoo. Colton loved the lions, but when I was little I remember I was fascinated by the crazy fish pond.
My mom took Colton to the zoo last year and he was deathly afraid while on the train. This year he loved it!
If you are a frequent visitor to the zoo, check out about becoming a member. Members receive special discounts on events, classes and more. We loved our time at the Blank Park Zoo! If you happen to be in the Des Moines area, the zoo is worth your time!