Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

10a-4p, Mon-Fri; 9a-5p, Sat & Sun

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10a-4p, Mon-Fri; 9a-5p, Sat & Sun

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Open 10a-4p, Monday-Friday; Open 9a-5p, Saturday & Sunday
Last admission one hour before close
If possible, please pre-purchase an any day ticket before attending Blank Park Zoo.
Members DO NOT need to reserve a ticket at this time for daytime admission.
Click here to Learn about our Reopening StrategyClick here for our reopening FAQ

Mayor of the Zoo

Help raise needed funds for the nonprofit Blank Park Zoo and vote for the next 'Mayor' of Blank Park Zoo.

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Zoobilation Logo
Virtual Zoobilation

Welcome to Blank Park Zoo’s first Virtual Zoobilation Gala! For the first time in our history, we are thrilled to be bringing our Zoobilation gala to everyone from the comfort of home for free.

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Circus Family at Night Eyes
Night Eyes

It is time for dazzling lights, festive delights and merry-not-scary Halloween nights.

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Virtual Education Programs

Bring Blank Park Zoo right to your screen at home, your library, or anywhere events can be held!

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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 26 Blank Park Zoo animals participating in the Adopt an Animal program.

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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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What it Takes

The mission of Blank Park Zoo is to inspire an appreciation of the natural world through conservation, education, research, and recreation. What does that mean? WHAT DOES IT TAKE to run your Zoo?

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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
Today is a special day to celebrate rhinos with awareness, education and support. Read more about this special day from our Conservation partner, the...

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Weather @ The Zoo

Current Conditions:

61°

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Forecast:

Monday: Slight Chance Rain Showers, High: 62

Tuesday: Partly Sunny, High: 66

Current Conditions:

61°

Overcast

Forecast:

Monday: Slight Chance Rain Showers, High: 62

Tuesday: Partly Sunny, High: 66

Zoo Events & News

Oct
03
See Zoobilation - Virtual Gala details

Zoobilation - Virtual Gala

Zoobilation, Blank Park Zoo’s Annual Gala, has been a celebratory fundraiser for the Zoo for over a decade. As the Zoo’s third largest fundraiser, bested...     MORE ›
Oct
03
See Family Overnight Adventures details

Family Overnight Adventures

Family Overnight Adventures are overnight programs where families spend the night at the Zoo to experience exhibits after hours. Program includes an Ambassador Animal program,...     MORE ›
Oct
09
See “Wingin’ It” Trivia - Zoo Brew Mini Trivia details

“Wingin’ It” Trivia - Zoo Brew Mini Trivia

Turn your cell phone off and your thinking cap on and enjoy some friendly competition at one of Blank Park Zoo’s Trivia Nights!     MORE ›
Oct
10
See Member Fall Fest details

Member Fall Fest

Come and enjoy the joys of fall at Member Fall Fest on Saturday, October 10 from 10 am to 2 pm.     MORE ›
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