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Zoo Brew Reveal Party – Thursday, April 30
Join us for the unveiling of the 2015 Zoo Brew line-up! Includes admission to the event, live entertainment, appetizers from Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, Zoo Brew tickets for 2015, 1 drink ticket for the evening and a 2015 Zoo Brew koozie. 



Meeting Sneak Peek - Wednesday, May 6
Make the Zoo your business! Blank Park Zoo is hosting an open house event for local businesses to learn more about rentals at the Zoo. Johnny's Italian Steakhouse will be providing light appetizers and drinks as you make your way through the various rental spaces. A dicount will be provided on future events to all that attend.



Gators on the Green – Monday, May 18 
Blank Park Zoo continues its mission to inspire an appreciation of the natural world through conservation, education and recreation with our 4th annual Gators on the Green fundraising event! Driven by our Zoo Ambassadors, this tournament is sure to be on par with the best events in town!



Zoo Brew – Wednesdays in June, July & August
Zoo Brew is back! For those 21 & over, Blank Park Zoo comes to life after hours every Wednesday in the summer. This popular event features a variety of live music, themes and brews while guests enjoy the animals on the Zoo. The middle of the week is now something to look forward to!



ZoobilationFriday, June 19
Travel around the world! Whether you enjoy the Zoo for the animals, education, conservation or all of its aspects, this event will allow you to support your favorite features all while enjoying food, cocktails and fun entertainment. We invite you to explore the Zoo during our annual gala this June!



Adventure Days Festival – Saturday, July 11
Join us for this new twist on Adventure Days! The Zoo will be buzzing with different activities for all ages at Adventure Days Festival. Grab your lawn chair and listen to live entertainment, stop by our arts & crafts marketplace, and participate in the many family activities! 

Zooktoberfest –Thursday, September 24
Fertig machen! Zoo Brew is back with an Oktoberfest twist! Be part of Zooktoberfest - a mash-up of the popular Zoo Brew and the ever famous Oktoberfest! Come out and enjoy live music, best seasonal beers, Oktoberfest-style food, pretzel necklaces and of course a handful of your Zoo animal friends. 


Night Eyes – October 15-18 & 22-25
After 24 years, Night Eyes at Blank Park Zoo has become the sweetest Halloween fun in Central Iowa, and this year’s 25th  annual event is sure to continue the tradition! Be sure to join us to see all of our magical characters, take a ride on our train and gather as many sweet treats as you can! 



Santa at the Zoo – Saturday, December 5 & 12
Bring the entire family to Blank Park Zoo to enjoy a day of holiday cheer. After snapping a photo with Santa, writing a letter to the North Pole and enjoying a warm cup of hot cocoa, explore the wonders of the Zoo, both indoors and outdoors! Bring along your scarf and hat and wish all of our animal friends a happy holiday!


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