The BEST Frog Pond in Central Iowa – Ankeny

Place/Event: Cottonwood Recreation Area Location: 7400 NW 37th St, Ankeny, IA 50023 Cost: Free Grade/age range: K-12 Group size: large or small (great location for very large groups) Hands-on: Yes Stroller friendly: Yes (but not along the edge of the frog pond) Bathrooms: Yes (running water and flushable toilets) Water: Yes Food: No I LOVE THE FROG POND! Nothing makes me happier…

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens in Ames

Place/Event: Reiman Gardens Location: 1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011 (Instead of our mailing address, enter into the map’s search field “intersection of University Boulevard and South 16 Street Ames”. Find the map below with directions to our entrance from the intersection of University Blvd. and S. 16 St.) *currently construction projects are changing entrance locations…


ISU Insect Zoo in Ames

Place/Event: ISU Insect Zoo Location: 440 Science II, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 or will travel to your location/school ANYWHERE in the State of Iowa Cost: Visiting floor is free – check website for program fees. LOTS of Options! Grade/age range: Prek-12 Group size: large or small – a small family or 30 student class – options for all! Hands-on: Yes Stroller…