Updates & Events - Blank Park Zoo

Updates & Events


Events at Blank Park Zoo

Blank Park Zoo Butterfly Festival
10 am - 2 pm
Saturday, July 26
Blank Park Zoo

If your thumb isn't quite so green (or even if it is), you can also join us this summer for the first annual Blank Park Zoo Butterfly Festival! We will celebrate some of our most eye-popping pollinators with crafts and activities for families, meet and greets with local gardening and pollinator experts, and much, much more!  Click here to learn more!


Other Events


Polk County Conservation

Nature’s Story Hour
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Bring your picnic lunch, blanket and family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a PCC naturalist. This family friendly program is free and all ages are welcome.

June 4 – Animals of the Night at Easter Lake Park, Shelter #4
June 18 – Feathered Friends at Jester Park, Shelter #3
July 2 –Spunky Spiders at Fort Des Moines Park, Shelter #2
July 16 – Busy Bees at Easter Lake Park, Shelter #4
July 30 - Snakes Alive at Fort Des Moines Park, Shelter #2
August 13 – Giants of the Prairie at Jester Park, Shelter #6



Polk County Conservation
Insect Safari
Thursday, July 24 @ 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Yellow Banks Park, shelter #3

From ladybugs to butterflies, we’ll explore the fascinating world of insects. The program will feature a large insect collection and an insect hunt. Nets will be provided.



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