Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$20 adults, $15 children
 

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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$20 adults, $15 children
 

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Wild Lights Festival

Blank Park Zoo's Wild Lights Festival presented by MidAmerican Energy Company is April 5-May 27.

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Renderings of a new Wild Iowa and lion habitat
Expand the Impact Capital Campaign

Announcing the largest expansion and renovation effort in the Zoo's 58 year history—an $18 million 'Expand the Impact' Capital Campaign.

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Summer Safari

Explore the world of animals and nature during week long, fun-packed day camps.

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Gator on the Green
Gators on the Green

Grab your clubs and hit the green! Gators on the Green is Blank Park Zoo’s annual golf tournament that raises funds to support the Zoo, the Zoo’s education programs and conservation efforts near and far.

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Motus Wildlife Tracking System

See recent wildlife detections from our tracking system here at the Zoo

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children in a classroom looking at a hedgehog as they learn about animals
Early Childhood Classes

Blank Park Zoo offers several popular classes for young children 1-6 years and their favorite adult. Classes offer children fun hands-on activities and an opportunity to meet Zoo animals.

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Newly married couple walking in the Discovery Center with plants surrounding them
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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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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Adopt an Animal

Become the proud parent of one of 26 Blank Park Zoo animals participating in the Adopt an Animal program.

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Discover. Connect. Take Action

Discover conservation and the natural world with fun, at-home activities.

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Member Events

Having a Blank Park Zoo Membership allows for fun filled year of member events.

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AZA SAFE

AZA SAFE

AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction focuses the collective expertise within accredited zoos and aquariums to save species. 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:

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Forecast:

Tuesday: Snow And Areas Of Blowing Snow, High: 31

Wednesday: Partly Sunny then Slight Chance Light Snow, High: 28

Current Conditions:

52°

Clear

Forecast:

Tuesday: Snow And Areas Of Blowing Snow, High: 31

Wednesday: Partly Sunny then Slight Chance Light Snow, High: 28

Zoo Events & News

Apr
05
See Blank Park Zoo's Wild Lights Festival Presented by MidAmerican Energy Company details

Blank Park Zoo's Wild Lights Festival Presented by MidAmerican Energy Company

Explore over 50 new larger-than-life, illuminated lanterns at Blank Park Zoo's Wild Lights Festival presented by MidAmerican Energy Company April 5-May 27.     MORE ›
Apr
26
See City Nature Challenge details

City Nature Challenge

Celebrate our local nature with the City Nature Challenge! 400+ cities around the world are joining together to document nature. Find and photograph wild plants...     MORE ›
May
05
See Mother's Day Brunch details

Mother's Day Brunch

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Blank Park Zoo with a scrumptious brunch buffet from Baratta's and engaging activities.     MORE ›
May
13
See Storytime with Ruby the Reading Red Panda - May details

Storytime with Ruby the Reading Red Panda - May

Join Ruby the Reading Red Panda each month for a special storytime.     MORE ›
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