Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission: $12 Adults, $7 Child
Walking Club - May 28 - Sept. 3
Looking for a wild place to exercise this summer? If you are a zoo member searching for opportunities to be more active, 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!
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!