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Kids Night Out

  • 7401 SW 9th Street | Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Presented By: Blank Park Zoo
  • Dates: 12/18/2020
  • Location: Blank Park Zoo
  • Phone: (515) 285-4722
  • Start/End Time: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: $35 for 1st child; $25 for add'l children (Members get $5 discount/child)
  • Overview

    Ages: 4-10 years      Dates: September 18, November 13, December 18
    Time: 5:30-9:00 PM    Cost: $35 for the first child, $25 each for additional children. Members get a $5 discount per child.

    Parents can enjoy a kid free evening while the kids enjoy the zoo! Let us be your sitter for the night and send the kids to Blank Park Zoo for an animal-tastic evening. Kids will experience the exhibits after hours, an ambassador animal program, crafts, stories, games, and more. Pizza dinner is included.

    Registration and pre-payment required.


    COVID-19 Precautions and Restrictions

    Out of an abundance of caution, to keep our guests, animals and staff healthy, we are implementing the following precautions for our Fall 2020 education programs:

    • Class sizes are limited to 10 participants.
    • Participants will be asked to complete a health screening prior to each class.
    • Temperatures will be taken at drop off – anyone with a temperature over 100 degrees will not be allowed to stay.
    • Children are required to wear face coverings.
    • All participants will be asked to wash/sanitize hands upon arrival.
    • No touching of live animal visitors.
    • Crafts and activities will be adapted to reduce contact between participants.

    Kid’s Night Out Expectations

    In order to provide a safe and positive experience for everyone, we thank you for following our expectations.

    • No outside food or beverages are allowed. We encourage everyone to bring a reusable water bottle.
      • Pizza dinner and evening snack will be provided. Please list any dietary restrictions in registration.
    • Be Safe - Everyone’s safety is our highest priority! In order to keep participants safe, we ask everyone to stay with the group at all times, do not climb up fences or into exhibits, wear appropriate clothing and footwear, and refrain from fighting (even play fighting) as it may result in serious injuries.
    • Be Respectful - Simply put, respect means to be nice. We all need to work to be nice to each other, respecting each other’s space, listening with our whole bodies and respecting what everyone has to say. This also includes respecting the plants and animals at the Zoo by not picking any plants or their leaves, tapping on the glass at animal exhibits or yelling at the animals.
    • Be Responsible - At Kid’s Night Out we share, we clean up after ourselves and we conserve our resources. This means we take turns, push in our chairs, place trash and recycling items in the appropriate bins and do not waste supplies.
    • Bathrooms are available for changing into pajamas.