Walk to Save Animals 2021 supporting Blank Park Zoo
Walk to Save Animals 2021

About Walk to Save Animals 2021

Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at 8:30 AM

Join Blank Park Zoo in celebrating the second annual Walk to Save Animals, where funds raised by wildlife supporters like you generates awareness for threats against wildlife and supports Iowa's only accredited Zoo.

Participants in Blank Park Zoo's Walk to Save Animals may register as an individual or create/join a fundraising team. 

Walk to Save Animals is the perfect fundraiser to meet participants where they are at in their comfort levels, amid these unprecedented times. Participants also have the opportunity to register, create your own page or join a team and show your support for Blank Park Zoo virtually. Virtual participants can share videos and photos on September 18th, with the hashtag #WalkToSaveAnimalsDSM, to then be highlighted in our virtual highlight video.

Registration Information

$15 Adult Non-Member | $25 Adult Non-Member with T-Shirt

$10 Child Non-Member | $20 Child Non-Member with T-Shirt

$10 All Zoo Members | $20 All Zoo Members with T-Shirt​

Free - Walk Virtually | $20 Walk Virtually with T-Shirt*

*Shipping of t-shirt included in virtual walker registration price.​​ 
For those who would like their t-shirts prior to the the event, pick-up is available at Blank Park Zoo the week leading up to the Walk.

Event Timeline

 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM | Check-In and T-Shirt Pick-Up

 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM | Opening Remarks and Warm Up

Program recognizing top fundraisers

 8:45 AM | Walk

Celebratory Walk around the Zoo

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Entertainment and Activities

  • Animal Ambassador Program 
  • Science in Action Stations
  • Monarch Tagging
  • Games for the entire family 
  • Refuel with snacks
  • Conservation Action Stations
  • Keeper Chats

*All activities will be socially distanced with sanitation at touch points

11 AM - 5:00 PM | Enjoy Complimentary Zoo Admission

Date

Starts at:  September 18, 2021 8:00 AM
Ends at:  September 18, 2021 5:00 PM

Location

Blank Park Zoo
7401 Southwest 9th Street
Des Moines,IA 50315 USA

Contact

Blank Park Zoo Events Team
515-974-2628
events@blankparkzoo.org

Through the support of our community,

Blank Park Zoo was able to navigate the most turbulent year in the Zoo's history. The deficit of being temporarily closed and now operating at reduced capacity will be felt for years, and it is through events like Walk to Save Animals that we are able to unite, fundraise and fight for the future of this Zoo and our mission. Every step Blank Park Zoo takes is a stride towards the preservation of species in the wild. A portion of all revenue generated at Blank Park Zoo impacts global and local conservation efforts. Collectively, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited institutions like Blank Park Zoo donate millions annually to combat declining animal populations.






How your Support Makes a Difference...

By supporting Blank Park Zoo's daily operations, top-notch veterinary care, research and animal husbandry right here in Iowa, you are also supporting educational programming across the state of Iowa and global conservation efforts, all ensuring that future generations have the chance to remember the world as you do and continue to be inspired by the natural world.

How your Support Makes a Difference...

By supporting Blank Park Zoo's daily operations, top-notch veterinary care, research and animal husbandry right here in Iowa, you are also supporting educational programming across the state of Iowa and global conservation efforts, all ensuring that future generations have the chance to remember the world as you do and continue to be inspired by the natural world.