Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Sea Lion on the deck of the pool

Giving Tuesday

Help us resurface the seal & sea lion deck for Giving Tuesday

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Holiday Zoo Brew

NEW for the 2019 season! Holiday Zoo Brew is sure to get the 21+ crowd in the Holiday spirit with lights, seasonal drinks and a silent disco!

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Scuba Santa

Chimneys aren't the only thing Santa will be diving into this winter! Santa is scuba diving in Blank Park Zoo's 15,000 gallon tank. Come snap a unique holiday selfie with the man himself!

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Santa at the Zoo

 Meet the big guy and enjoy a day filled with holiday cheer, hot cocoa, crafts and holiday-themed enrichment for the animals.

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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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Purchase Tickets Online

Purchase your admission tickets online and save money

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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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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
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Weather @ The Zoo

Current Conditions:
41°

Fog/Mist

Forecast:

Tuesday: Partly Sunny, High: 24

Wednesday: Partly Sunny, High: 28

Current Conditions:
41°

Fog/Mist

Forecast:

Tuesday: Partly Sunny, High: 24

Wednesday: Partly Sunny, High: 28

Zoo Events & News

Dec
14
See Santa at the Zoo details

Santa at the Zoo

Come see Santa. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and see all the winter animals of Blank Park Zoo.     MORE ›
Dec
15
See Santa at the Zoo details

Santa at the Zoo

Come see Santa. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and see all the winter animals of Blank Park Zoo.     MORE ›
Feb
07
See Conservation Speaker Series - Dr. Jerry Schnoor details

Conservation Speaker Series - Dr. Jerry Schnoor

From the climate, to California Condors, to conservation canines, the 2020 Hope for the Wild Speaker Series truly has something to offer for every interest.     MORE ›
Mar
05
See Conservation Speaker Series - Chris Paris details

Conservation Speaker Series - Chris Paris

From the climate, to California Condors, to conservation canines, the 2020 Hope for the Wild Speaker Series truly has something to offer for every interest.     MORE ›
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