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
Santa is visiting the Zoo this December!
10:00 AM: Santa’s Reindeer arrive!
10:00-2:00 PM: Visit Santa in the Bankers Trust Classroom – be sure to bundle up!
10:00-2:00 PM: Holiday crafts in the Discovery Center
11:30 AM: Seal & Sea Lion Demonstration (weather dependent)
12:00 PM: Watch the Tigers & Snow Leopards open their presents & Lions enjoy their Christmas tree!
12:30 PM: Tortoises enjoy a special holiday treat!
Come out to Blank Park Zoo and enjoy this festive holiday event!
Bundle up for this wonderful holiday tradition! There will be plenty to do around the Zoo on December 7 & 14. Santa and his reindeer will arrive at 10:00 AM and depart back to the North Pole at 2:00 PM. Make sure to say hello to two of Santa’s reindeer upon entering or leaving the Zoo. Stop by the Discovery Center Meeting Rooms to enjoy some fun, joyful crafts to help decorate your home for the holiday season. Venture through the indoor exhibits and search for the special treats Santa’s elves left for our bird friends.
After visiting Santa down in the middle of the Zoo while enjoying hot cocoa and cookies, head over to see some of the animals enjoy holiday treats! Watch the snow leopard and tiger open the gifts the Blank Park Zoo staff has left for them. Head on over to the lions and Japanese macaques to see if you can spot the extra festive trees. Can you tell what the ornaments on the trees are made out of? While venturing into our new Tortoise & Penguin Building, be sure to see the special treat Barnaby and his tortoise friends will be feasting on. Make sure you catch the show at Hub Harbor Seal & Sea Lion Pool (weather dependent).
Let Santa know what you want for the holidays! Write a letter to Santa and drop it in the mailbox that will go directly to the North Pole. Bring your letter already written or stop by the craft station at the Zoo to ensure your letter will be sent. Santa wants to double check his address book so be sure to write your address on the envelope! You may even receive a response from Santa himself!
A special thanks to our supporting sponsors - Community State Bank and DIRECTV!
If you have questions or would like more information about this event, email email@example.com or call 515-285-4722.
Happy holidays from the staff and animal friends of Blank Park Zoo!