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Meeting Sneak Peek

Be sure to check out Meeting Sneak Peek at the Zoo on Tuesday, September 9 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. The event is free and will feature catering from Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, a chance to visit our meeting and holiday party spaces, and the opportunity to receive a discount on your next rental at the Zoo. The event coordinators will be present to answer any additional questions regarding your upcoming meeting spaces needs. You may come and go as you please at this event.

Call 515-974-2506 or email to register your company for Meeting Sneak Peek. 

Blank Park Zoo has both indoor and outdoor facilities that can accommodate groups from 5 to 500! From early morning meetings to renting the entire Zoo after hours, we can guarantee a unique event experience at Iowa’s Wildest Adventure.

For more information about private events at Blank Park Zoo, please call 974-2506 or email

The Pavilion is an outdoor, covered space that can hold up to 250 people. Adjacent to the eagle exhibit, the Pavilion is available April-October.
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Discovery Center Room
With an entire wall made of windows, the Discovery Center Room provides unbeatable views of our indoor Discovery Center exhibit, including a waterfall, palm trees, monkeys and birds in flight. This room can hold approximately 150 people for a seated dinner, but can be broken down into three separate spaces for smaller events.
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Discovery Center Exhibit & Aquarium 
After the Zoo closes, the indoor Discovery Center exhibit and aquarium can be rented exclusively for your guests until 8:00 p.m. This is a very popular location for unique cocktail hours.
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Blank Park Zoo After Hours
The entire Zoo is available to be rented exclusively for your event after regular hours. Outdoor exhibits can stay open until 7:00 p.m., the indoor exhibit until 8:00 p.m., and the train can be rented to give your guests a ride around the grounds.
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The ZooPlex is the largest private event facility at Blank Park Zoo. It can hold up to 600 people.
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Education Animals
Blank Park Zoo’s education department is home to many animals that can be presented during  your event. Guests will have the opportunity to touch and take photos of the animals.
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Enjoy a Zoo-themed scavenger hunt with your group as a team-building exercise.

Two free downloadable options:

Discovery Center Scavenger Hunt
DC Hunt Answers

Zoo Scavenger Hunt
Zoo Hunt Answers


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