Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Nov 26, Dec 24, 25 & Jan 1

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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Nov 26, Dec 24, 25 & Jan 1

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Wild Art Holiday Edition
Wild Art Holiday Edition

Looking for unique stocking stuffers this year? Wild Art has returned for a Holiday Edition!

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Duiker
Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday we are asking for your support in welcoming the newest residents to Blank Park Zoo, two yellow-backed duikers.

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Barnaby Named Mayor of the Zoo

Congratulations to Barnaby the Aldabra tortoise, the new 'Mayor' of Blank Park Zoo.

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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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Zoo Events & News

Nov
27
See Wild Art Holiday Edition details

Wild Art Holiday Edition

Back by popular demand, Wild Art will return at the end of November for a Holiday Edition!     MORE ›
Dec
04
See Virtual Family Trivia Night details

Virtual Family Trivia Night

Join us in the comfort of your living room for Virtual Family Trivia Night with a holiday twist!     MORE ›
Dec
04
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 ›
Dec
13
See Blank Park Zoo University - Operating a Modern Zoo details

Blank Park Zoo University - Operating a Modern Zoo

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy learning at the Blank Park Zoo. Blank Park University will expand your understanding of the natural...     MORE ›
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