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
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!
Zoo Brew - Wednesdays in June, July & August
Thanks to everyone that came out for Zoo Brew in 2015! Are you in a band and interested in playing at Zoo Brew in 2016? Click here to find out more and how you can apply!
Conservation Speaker Series – Thursday, February 4, March 3, April 7
Join us to meet three wildlife visionaries fighting on the front lines to save some of Earth’s most iconic species – before it’s too late. Learn what is being done to save them from extinction and how you can join the movement.
Sweetheart Dance – Friday, February 12
Dance the night away with your favorite Valentine! Fathers bring your daughters, and mothers bring your sons to the Zoo for an evening filled with music, sweet treats, crafts and more.
Eggstravaganza – Saturday, March 26
Do you think that animals like to hunt for Easter eggs every spring, too? Find out on Saturday, March 26! Snap a photo with the Easter Bunny, search for golden eggs, participate in holiday activities and hop around the Zoo to visit your favorite animal friends!
Zoo Brew Reveal Party – Thursday, April 28
Can’t wait for Zoo Brew to start in June? Come to the Zoo and enjoy live music, brews and food as we unveil the 2016 Zoo Brew band line-up!
Zoo Brew – Wednesdays in June, July, & August
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 of the Zoo. The middle of the week is now something to celebrate!
Zoobilation – Friday, June 10
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!
Adventure Days Festival – Saturday, July 23
Join us for this new twist on Adventure Days! The Zoo will be celebrating Holiday in July with activities for all ages. Catch a live show, create a masterpiece in the arts & crafts marketplace, and chat with animal keepers – plus more!
Zooktoberfest – Thursday, September 22
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 20 - 23, 27 - 30
After 25 years, Night Eyes at Blank Park Zoo has become the sweetest Halloween fun in Central Iowa, and this year’s annual event is sure to continue the tradition! Join us to see all of your favorite magical characters, take a ride on the train and gather as many sweet treats as you can!