Hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday-Friday 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. for Night Eyes; Saturday & Sunday 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. for Night Eyes Admission: $11 Adults, $6 Child; Night Eyes Admission is $6 or $5/members
No, groups of all sizes are invited to enjoy Iowa’s Wildest Adventure! Please call the BPZ sales staff (515-974-2506) to see what facility would best suit your group. We are happy to work with you to provide a custom event to remember.
We are proud to say Johnny's Italian Steakhouse is our exclusive caterer at the Blank Park Zoo. Johnny's Italian Steakhouse offers complete food and beverage service and their staff will work with you to customize the cuisine for your event.
A non-refundable deposit (half of the rental fee) that is applied to room rental is required at the signing of contract. The sooner you sign, the sooner you have the date!
During Zoo hours, discounted admission to the Zoo can by purchased when a room is rented. For evening events, individual exhibits as well as the whole Zoo are available to rent. Please call the BPZ sales staff for details. The BPZ is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Yes, with approval your event coordinator. A licensed florists or wholesaler must provide live floral arrangements. Flowers and plants may not be brought from home gardens or from farmers markets. Balloons, glitter, straws, swizzle sticks, plastic stirrers, rice, birdseed, and bubbles are not allowed in the indoor exhibits or outdoor zoo grounds. We also do not permit the use of nails, hooks, tacks, or screws on the walls of the indoor facility. The indoor facilities' ceilings provide a great atmosphere to hang decorative items and the outdoor pavilion provides a wonderful space for streamers and other creative ideas.
No, you are free to select the licensed bakery of your choice. Johnny's Italian Steakhouse does have a selection of cakes, tortes and cheesecakes available for your dessert needs.
Yes! The Blank Park Zoo Education Department will bring animals to any Zoo event with a show and touch program. Please talk to the BPZ sales staff to learn more about this program.