Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission: $12 Adults, $7 Child
2015 Speaker Series – February 5, March 5 & April 2
Meet three wildlife visionaries fighting on the front lines to save some of Earth’s most iconic species – before it’s too late.
Eggstravaganza – Saturday, April 4
Do you think animals like to hunt for Easter eggs every spring, too? Find out on Saturday, April 4! Take a photo with the Easter Bunny, search for golden eggs, participate in holiday festivities and hop around the Zoo to visit with your favorite animals friends!
Bridal Sneak Peek - Sunday, April 19
Wedding planning can be a bit of a zoo in itself! Let us help with the process – Blank Park Zoo invites all soon-to-be brides to get a sneak peek of the Zoo as a wedding venue. Meet with the on-site coordinator, food & beverage director, and the Zoo’s preferred vendors. This event will allow you to catch a glimpse of what it would be like to have your wedding at the Zoo! Ever pictured your wedding at the Zoo? We’ll make it easy for you!
Exclusive Zoo Brew Reveal Party – Thursday, April 30
Join us for the unveiling of the 2015 Zoo Brew line-up! Includes admission to the event, live entertainment, appetizers from Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, two Zoo Brew tickets for 2015, 1 drink ticket for the evening and a 2015 Zoo Brew koozie.
Meeting Sneak Peek - Wednesday, May 6
Make the Zoo your business! Blank Park Zoo is hosting an open house event for local businesses to learn more about rentals at the Zoo. Johnny's Italian Steakhouse will be providing light appetizers and drinks as you may your way through the various rental spaces. A dicount will be provided on future events to all that attend.
Gators on the Green – Monday, May 18
Blank Park Zoo continues its mission to inspire an appreciation of the natural world through conservation, education and recreation with our 4th annual Gators on the Green fundraising event! Driven by our Zoo Ambassadors, this tournament is sure to be on par with the best events in town!
Zoo Brew – Wednesdays in June, July & August
Zoo Brew is back! 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 on the Zoo. The middle of the week is now something to look forward to!
Zoobilation – Friday, June 19
Travel around the world! Whether you enjoy the Zoo for the animals, education, conservation or all of its aspects, this event will allow you to support your favorite features all while enjoying food, cocktails and fun entertainment. We invite you to explore the Zoo during our annual gala this June!
Join us for this new twist on Adventure Days! The Zoo will be buzzing with different activities for all ages at Adventure Days Festival. Grab your lawn chair and listen to live entertainment, stop by our arts & crafts marketplace, and participate in the many family activities!
Zooktoberfest –Thursday, September 24
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 15-18 & 22-25
After 24 years, Night Eyes at Blank Park Zoo has become the sweetest Halloween fun in Central Iowa, and this year’s 25th annual event is sure to continue the tradition! Be sure to join us to see all of our magical characters, take a ride on our train and gather as many sweet treats as you can!
Santa at the Zoo – Saturday, December 5 & 12
Bring the entire family to Blank Park Zoo to enjoy a day of holiday cheer. After snapping a photo with Santa, writing a letter to the North Pole and enjoying a warm cup of hot cocoa, explore the wonders of the Zoo, both indoors and outdoors! Bring along your scarf and hat and wish all of our animal friends a happy holiday!