Events - Blank Park Zoo

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Member's Walking Club - May - September
Looking for a wild place to exercise this spring and summer? If you are a zoo member interested in staying fit, register and become part of the Blank Park Zoo’s Walking Club.

 

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!

 

 

Butterfly Festival - Saturday, July 26
Join Blank Park Zoo at the Butterfly Festival as we kick off our newest conservation project, Plant. Grow. Fly.!  We will celebrate our most eye-popping pollinators with crafts and activities for families, meet-and-greets with local gardening, bee and butterfly experts along with much, much more! Learn what YOU can do to help our pollinators thrive.

 

 

Member Appreciation Days - July 26 & Aug 23
As a way to show you our appreciation, these days will offer specials and discounts for members only! Doors will open 30 minutes early just for members, and you can enjoy buy one get one free train rides, bring a friend for free, and so much more! Stay tuned for more details.

 

 

Campout at the Zoo –  August 8-9
Gear up! Pack your bags and prepare for an overnight unlike any you’ve had before. Enjoy creatures of the zoo at night at the Campout at the Zoo! Blank Park Zoo invites guests to take a snooze at the Zoo as you hear the howls of the night and the coos of the morning on this campout adventure!

 

 

Bridal Sneak Peek – Friday, August 29
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. Already have a venue? No problem! All of the Zoo's preferred vendors will be at the event offering amazing discounts and prizes. 


 

Zooktoberfest – Thursday, September 25
Fertig machen! Zoo Brew is back with an Oktoberfest twist! Be part of Zooktoberfest this fall at Blank Park Zoo - 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, and pretzel necklaces. Join us for this 21 & over event you do not want to miss!



 

Night Eyes – October 16-19, 23-26
After 23 years, Night Eyes at Blank Park Zoo has become the sweetest Halloween fun in Central Iowa, and this year’s 24th 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! Night Eyes supports the many programs and opportunities that are brought to our community by the Zoo and ensures quality care for our many animal friends!\



 

Santa at the Zoo – Saturday, December 6 & Saturday, December 13
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!

 

 

Gators on the Green
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2014 GATORS ON THE GREEN GOLF TOURNAMENT! With all your help, we raised over $33,500 for Blank Park Zoo!  Click Here to check out photos from the event!

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