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Create your own membership advantage for big prizes!


If you’re a fan of the Zoo on Facebook, you probably noticed a few of these “membership advantages” lately.


Just what is it that we’re doing? If you’re a member – and even if you’re not! – we want to remind you of the awesome benefits you get as a member of Blank Park Zoo: 

  • Free admission to the Zoo all year long
  • Free or reduced admission to nearly 200 zoos and aquariums nationwide
  • Free admission to events like Eggstravaganza, Zoo Brew, Adventure Days and Santa at the Zoo
  • Discounts at the WildThings Gift Shop and Safari Grill
  • And so much more!

While we've attempted to be clever with posting funny member advantages, now it's your turn to let your creativity shine.

Create your own membership advantages!


For the next few weeks, until Sunday, April 14, submit your own membership advantages! Submit 3 ways:

  1. Post them to our Facebook page,
  2. Mention @blankparkzoo in your Twitter post,  
  3. Or simply email them to

Our grand prize winner will receive:

  • Kindle Fire
  • $50 Amazon gift card
  • Free Zoo-only membership*

 2nd place will receive:

  • $50 Amazon gift card
  • Free Zoo-only membership* 

* Good for new and renewing memberships.

What can you submit?

Images can be similar to what the Zoo has posted – an exaggerated idea of playing with the Zoo’s animals, or it can simply be a silly picture of you with a Zoo animal. A caption does not have to be on the photo, but we encourage you to include one! Photoshop skills are not required to win. See full contest rules below.


How do you win?


The top 5 advantages will be chosen by Blank Park Zoo staff, and then the public will vote to decide the top two winners.


Get your creative juices flowing and share your own “membership advantages” with us! Make sure to share them with your friends and encourage them to vote for yours!


Example contest meme by yours truly

Full contest rules

No purchase necessary. Contest Sponsor: Blank Park Zoo, 7401 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315. Number of total winners: 2 (1 grand prize winner and 1 second place winner.) Value of grand prize: $350 with value of family membership. Value of second place price: $100. To enter, simply create a meme featuring a Blank Park Zoo membership advantage and post it to Blank Park Zoo’s Facebook page, post it to Twitter and mention @blankparkzoo in a twitter post or email the image to

This contest is open to all ages, however if you are under age 18, your parents must give consent before you can enter. You must be the copyright owner of the image. By entering, you agree that you give Blank Park Zoo an irrevocable, world-wide license to use the image. All creative membership advantages submitted to the contest can be used for promotional and marketing purposes by Blank Park Zoo. These must be family-friendly images suitable for all audiences. Blank Park Zoo reserves the right to remove any submissions for any reason or not qualify them for a final vote. Multiple submissions per person are allowed but only one will be in the top 5. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received and the votes of the public on winners.

Creative advantages must be submitted by no later than midnight Sunday, April 14.


03/20/2013 12:47 PM |Add a comment |Comments (4)
Went to Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, TX and our membership let us in free! What an amazing learning experience that was!

Linda Leonard | | 04/13/2013 7:34 AM
We love bringing the grandkids to the zoo. With a membership you can stay as little or as long as you want depending on what kind of day the kids are having or what the weather decides to do. You always feel you are getting your monies worth. Or you can just go and see the animals they want to see that day, or something special going on. It's all good!!!

Nancy Martinez | | 04/10/2013 3:22 PM
A great zoo for all ages and I have "Rhino Fever".

Ron Rubek | | 04/10/2013 2:01 PM
love the zoo want elephant

sue houseman | | 04/03/2013 2:57 PM
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