Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m..
Admission: $13 Adult | $8 Child

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Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m..
Admission: $13 Adult | $8 Child

View All Rates ›


Curious George™: Let's Get Curious! – May 21 - September 11

A hands-on travelling exhibit based on the Curious George™ books and the television series on PBS KIDS. Get up close with the curious little monkey, and follow his lead, engaging in math, science and engineering activities modeled after his own adventures. 


Zoo Brew – Wednesdays in June, July, & August 

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 of the Zoo. The middle of the week is now something to celebrate!


Adventure Days Festival – Saturday, July 23

Join us for this new twist on Adventure Days! The Zoo will be celebrating Holiday in July with activities for all ages. Catch a live show, create a masterpiece in the arts & crafts marketplace, and chat with animal keepers – plus more!


Monarch Festival - September 18, 2016

Join Plant.Grow.Fly. and our partners as we highlight the miraculous migration of the monarch butterfly. We will have a fun-filled day of monarch-themed crafts and activities and even a Bug Parade, where kids can dress up as their favorite insect!


Zooktoberfest – Thursday, September 22

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 20 - 23, 27 - 30

After 25 years, Night Eyes at Blank Park Zoo has become the sweetest Halloween fun in Central Iowa, and this year’s annual event is sure to continue the tradition! Join us to see all of your favorite magical characters, take a ride on the train and gather as many sweet treats as you can!


Animal Days at Blank Park Zoo – Throughout the Year

Blank Park Zoo Animal Days are back! Join us throughout the year for special days to learn and celebrate endangered species Blank Park Zoo is working tirelessly to save!


Members Events - Throughout the Year

Zoo members mark your calendars for these special member events!


Gators on the Green

Thanks to everyone that game out to our golf outing and thanks to all of our sponsors



Thank you to our sponsors for the evening and to everyone who attended our annual gala event.


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