A learning adventure

April 26, 2012 —

Adventure Days at Blank Park ZooAdventure Days at the Blank Park Zoo are back and better than ever! Each weekend will feature a different theme (shown below) with activities throughout the day that relate to children, families and animals. There will be crafts, games and learning activities for families, as well as photo opportunities and much more. Adventure Days will be held every other Saturday May – August. All activities will take place during Zoo hours, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Adventure Days are free with regular zoo admission and free for zoo members.

Saturdays in 2012:
May 5 – Fiesta Latina
May 19 – Gardening & Conservation
June 2 – Life in the Ice Age
June 16 – Healthy Living
June 30 – Science
July 14 – When I Grow Up
July 28 – Zoolympics
August 11 – Safari Splash
August 25 – Explorer


With a deep love for her hometown, Nicole Branstad is pro-Des Moines and is constantly touting its many events and attractions. When she isn’t out exploring the city she likes to spend time with her husband Marcus and their son Everett. She enjoys hosting lavish dinner parties, collecting wine and buying fresh flowers at the downtown farmer’s market. Nicole works in the marketing & communications department as the online marketing-enrollment coordinator.