Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Admission: $12 Adults, $7 Child. The Zoo will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. The Zoo will close at 1:30 pm on December 18
Early Education Classes
Blank Park Zoo offers several popular classes for young children.Zoo Tots, Zoo Tots Cooking, Zoo Tunes and Polliwogs! offer children fun hands-on activities.
Just for Teachers
Use the zoo as a resource for your classroom. Learning of exciting opportunities at the zoo to enrich your students' learning experiences.
Find out all the information on taking a field trip to the Zoo!
Day Cares and Preschools
Children love animals. Ignite their sense of wonder and curiosity with a visit from the Blank Park Zoo.
Home School Families
Join families throughout central Iowa in special classes at the zoo specifically designed for home school students.
Have the zoo come to you for an up close and personal experience.
Participate in camps offered throughout the summer.
Blank Park Zoo Nature Club
If you and your family are looking for opportunities to get outside, explore, and discover all of nature’s many wonders, check out our new Family Nature Club!
Organize a special show and tell presentation featuring live animals at your next meeting.
Behind the Scenes
Enjoy an exclusive tour with Zoo staff behind the scenes. Tours are offered November – March in the afternoons for guests ages 13 and older. All tours must be prearranged.
The Zoo & You
Students can learn about the importance of giving back to their communities and support a local cause with this educational fund raising program.
Zoo University in Association with Senior College
Join us for Zoo University, a lecture series conducted by staff at the zoo and associated with Senior College. Each session will focus on a specific species at the zoo. Participants will learn about how the zoo cares for the animals, special considerations in the exhibit design, actions the zoo is taking to save wildlife and fun stories from staff who work with the animals.