From Dusk to Dawn - Blank Park Zoo

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Thinking about a unique opportunity? Always wondered what it is like to spend the night at the Zoo? Well, come join us From Dusk to Dawn, a unique overnight adventure at the Blank Park Zoo.

Have you ever wanted to sleep in the canopy of a rainforest and use the call of a Sun Bittern as your alarm clock? It is a dream come true when you are at the Blank Park Zoo's From Dusk to Dawn. The overnight adventure starts at 7 pm on the first night and concludes at 9 am the next day. From Dusk to Dawn features live animals and a myriad of fun age appropriate activities. We provide your group an evening snack and breakfast the next morning. Campers spend the night in our indoor facility and some activities may take place outdoors, weather permitting. So pick a topic today and pack your bags for Dusk to Dawn at the Zoo!  So pack your bags for an overnight adventure at the Zoo!

The Details

  • From Dusk to Dawn can be booked year round, any day of the week.
  • Please book your reservation 3 weeks in advance. A $75 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your date and is subtracted from the total cost.
  • We can accommodate a maximum of 40 people with minimum of 15 children for an indoor stay. Children must be 6 years or older.
  • Larger groups would be able to do Outdoor From Dusk to Dawn.
  • One chaperone is required per 6 campers.
  • Zoo member children are $30, non-member children are $35. All adults are $15.
  • Smaller groups may book for a minimum of $500.00 flat rate.
  • Turn your From Dusk to Dawn overnight into a pizza party! Dinner can be arranged for an extra fee. Call for more details.
  • Admission included in price for visiting the zoo the next day only. No passes are available to come back on a different date.
  • Scouts: Ask us how we can help you meet badge requirements!

Sound exciting?  Call Amy Kopatich at 515.974.2558 for more information and availability


Outdoor From Dusk to Dawn

Feeling adventurous? Want to be less than a mile from lions and tigers? The Blank Park Zoo has the campground for you!

Scout groups can pitch tents and have their skits under the stars, all within a stone's throw away from the Zoo. This can be for smaller groups up to larger groups.  All From Dusk to Dawn programming is included.  Prices for 40 people and under are same as indoor From Dusk to Dawn, and the price for over 40 people will be determined on the amount of people.  We can also assist you in rentals of restroom facilities and water source.
Sound exciting? Call Amy Kopatich at 515.974.2558 for more information and availability.

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