Adventure days at the zoo

May 17, 2011 —

blank park zoo adventure days

New this year, Adventure Days at Blank Park Zoo will focus on different themes as they relate to children, families, and animals. Adventure Days will provide activities for families, as well as costume characters and much more. Dates and themes are listed below. All activities will take place during Zoo hours, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 21- Conservation
Saturday, June 11- Dinosaurs
Friday, June 24- Healthy Living (activities from 10am-8pm)
Sunday, July 10- Music
Saturday, July 30- Photography
Saturday, August 13- Gardening

Adventure Days and their activities are free with regular zoo admission and free for Zoo members.


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.