Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $13 Adult | $8 Child

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Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $13 Adult | $8 Child

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Fall Hours

Beginning Saturday October 1, the Zoo will be open 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily

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Night Eyes at Blank Park Zoo

After 25 years, Night Eyes at Blank Park Zoo has become the sweetest Halloween fun in Central Iowa. Join us to see all of our magical characters, take a ride on our train and gather as many sweet treats as you can!

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Purchase Tickets Online

Purchase your admission tickets online and save money

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Volunteer for Night Eyes

Interested in volunteering for Night Eyes? Check out how you can help during our merry, not scary, event!

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Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Your next birthday party should be unique, wild and fun. Have your party at Iowa's Wildest Adventure... the Blank Park Zoo. 

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Plant.Grow.Fly.

Plant.Grow.Fly.

Did you know that more than one-third of our food supply depends on pollinators? Learn how you can protect pollinators in your own backyard.

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Weddings at Blank Park Zoo

Weddings at the Zoo

Looking for a unique location to host your big day? Blank Park Zoo offers several venue spaces for groups of five to 350 that are sure to wow your guests.

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Adopt-an-Animal

Adopt an Animal

Become the proud parent of one of 16 Blank Park Zoo animals participating in the Adopt an Animal program.

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Saving Animals in the Wild

Saving Animals in the Wild

AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction – is a new commitment by 230 accredited zoos and aquariums to harness our collective resources, focus on specific endangered species, and save them from extinction by restoring healthy populations in the wild. More ›

Membership

Membership

Receive free, unlimited admission to explore and enjoy the Zoo for one year. More ›

Zoo Blog

Zoo Blog
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Weather @ The Zoo

Current Conditions:
75°

Fair

Forecast:

Friday: Mostly Cloudy, High: 68

Saturday: Mostly Cloudy, High: 68

Current Conditions:
75°

Fair

Forecast:

Friday: Mostly Cloudy, High: 68

Saturday: Mostly Cloudy, High: 68

Zoo Events & News

Oct
20

Night Eyes

Night Eyes at Blank Park Zoo has become the sweetest Halloween fun in Central Iowa! Join us to see all of our magical characters, take a ride on our train and gather as many sweet treats as you can!MORE ›

Nov
5

Red Panda Day

Blank Park Zoo is open all year long! Join us this November to celebrate one of our favorite cold weather animals, the red panda! MORE ›

Dec
9

Member Night - PJ Time with Santa

Enjoy a fun-filled Christmas themed night!  MORE ›

Dec
10

Santa at the Zoo

Bring the entire family to enjoy a day of holiday fun! Meet Santa himself and enjoy all the wonders of the Zoo! MORE ›

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