Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Zooktoberfest

Zooktoberfest is back to kick off the Oktoberfest weekend in Des Moines!

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Night Eyes Advanced Tickets

Night Eyes Advanced Tickets

Purchase advance tickets to Night Eyes for only $4. Regular price $6 / $5 for members.

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The Animals Awaken

Enjoy 'out of this world' animal enrichment and meet a couple cosplay characters from another galaxy!

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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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#StomptheStraw

Join Blank Park Zoo and pledge to end your use of plastic straws or switch to reusable straws.

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Help Support Blank Park Zoo with the Kansas City Chiefs

Help support Blank Park Zoo with the Kansas City Chiefs Ticket Fundraiser!

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Purchase Tickets Online

Purchase your admission tickets online and save money

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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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Saving Animals

Saving Animals

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
Blank Park Zoo is happy to announce the birth of a male harbor seal pup on August 4, 2018! He was a big baby - 30 pounds at birth. You can help s...

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Weather @ The Zoo

Current Conditions:
71°

Partly Cloudy

Forecast:

Tuesday: Rain Showers Likely, High: 69

Wednesday: Mostly Sunny, High: 66

Current Conditions:
71°

Partly Cloudy

Forecast:

Tuesday: Rain Showers Likely, High: 69

Wednesday: Mostly Sunny, High: 66

Zoo Events & News

Sep
27
See Zooktoberfest details

Zooktoberfest

In tradition of German beer festivals all over the world, Zooktoberfest partners with Oktoberfest DSM to kick off Oktoberfest Weekend. Featuring The Barry Boyce Band,...     MORE ›
Sep
29
See The Animals Awaken details

The Animals Awaken

Enjoy 'out of this world' animal enrichment and meet a couple cosplay characters from another galaxy September 29 at Blank Park Zoo.     MORE ›
Oct
12
See Halloween Zoo Brew details

Halloween Zoo Brew

Lions and tigers and BOO’s OH MY! Blank Park Zoo presents a SPOOKtacular way to enjoy Zoo Brew. For those 21 and older, grab your...     MORE ›
Oct
18
See Night Eyes details

Night Eyes

Lights, Costumes, Treats! 2018 marks the 28th year of Night Eyes. Blank Park Zoo welcomes you to the sweetest Halloween tradition in Central Iowa! The...     MORE ›
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