Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

View All Rates ›


Early Education Classes

Blank Park Zoo offers several popular classes for young children. Zoo Tots, Zoo Tots Cooking, and Polliwogs all offer children fun hands-on activities.

Just for Teachers 

Participate in valuable professional development opportunities and use the zoo to enrich your students' learning experiences.

Field Trips

Find out all the information on taking a field trip to the Zoo!

Day Cares and Preschools

Children love animals. Ignite their sense of wonder and curiosity with a visit from the Blank Park Zoo.

Home School Families

Join families throughout central Iowa in special classes at the zoo specifically designed for home school students.


Have the zoo come to you for an up close and personal experience.

Safari Camps

Participate in camps offered throughout the summer.

Blank Park Zoo Nature Club

If you and your family are looking for opportunities to get outside, explore, and discover all of nature’s many wonders, check out our new Family Nature Club!

Scout Troop Programs

Whether your working towards a merit badge or just coming for a field trip, the Zoo can provide a fun and educational experience for your scouts.

Senior Programs

Organize a special show and tell presentation featuring live animals at your next meeting.

Behind the Scenes

Enjoy an exclusive tour with Zoo staff behind the scenes. Tours are offered November – March in the afternoons for guests ages 13 and older. All tours must be prearranged. 

Zoo University in Association with Senior College

Join us for Zoo University, a lecture series conducted by staff at the zoo and associated with Senior College. Each session will focus on a specific species at the zoo. Participants will learn about how the zoo cares for the animals, special considerations in the exhibit design, actions the zoo is taking to save wildlife and fun stories from staff who work with the animals.

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