Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors - Why Zoos Exist

Learn the story of Blank Park Zoo, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and how we collectively save species from extinction.  Learn about coral saving projects in Florida, Blanding’s turtle reintroductions in our own backyard, and the creation of pollinator habitat.  Walk away knowing that your visit to the Zoo helps save ecosystems across the world.

Looking for an excuse to get out of the house, make some new friends, and learn about the exciting world of nature? Then join us! These programs are held the first Tuesday of each month.


COST: Free

AGES: 12+  

Polk County Conservation strives to host inclusive, accessible events and meetings that enables all individuals to participate. If you anticipate needing a modification due to a disability or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at 515-323-5300 or

Jester Park Nature Center, Adults, Accessible

Upcoming Times

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