Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open 9a-5p, last admission 4p

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Open 9a-5p, last admission 4p

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Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., daily. Last admission at 4 p.m.
 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

Tiger with Keg
Zoo Brew

Zoo Brew is back! Come out Wednesday evenings this summer for animals, live music, and brews.

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Mask Night
Mask Night

This is the perfect time for you to visit the Zoo if you feel more comfortable if everyone in attendance over age 2 wears a mask.

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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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Video conference with animals
Wild Zoo Conference Calls

Make your web meetings WILD with animals from Blank Park Zoo

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Zoo Activities While At Home

Links to fun activities to do at home - both online and offline.

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Aquarium Web Cam
Aquarium Web Cam

Need a break from the news? Enjoy watch the view from the top of the 15,000 gallon salt water reef aquarium.

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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
Statement of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Board of Directors On Social and Racial Justice, Inclusion and Equity Adopted June 2, 2020 The kill...

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Weather @ The Zoo

Current Conditions:

70°

A Few Clouds

Forecast:

Tuesday: Partly Sunny, High: 77

Wednesday: Chance Thunderstorms, High: 79

Current Conditions:

70°

A Few Clouds

Forecast:

Tuesday: Partly Sunny, High: 77

Wednesday: Chance Thunderstorms, High: 79

Zoo Events & News

Aug
05
See Zoo Brew - Country Crash with Neil Hewitt details

Zoo Brew - Country Crash with Neil Hewitt

The camels aren’t the only ones celebrating hump day at Blank Park Zoo! Every Wednesday in the summer, the Zoo comes to life after hours...     MORE ›
Aug
10
See Safari Splash details

Safari Splash

Come to Blank Park Zoo and enjoy multiple splash stations around the Zoo.     MORE ›
Aug
12
See Zoo Brew - Gallons for Talons details

Zoo Brew - Gallons for Talons

The camels aren’t the only ones celebrating hump day at Blank Park Zoo! Every Wednesday in the summer, the Zoo comes to life after hours...     MORE ›
Aug
17
See Zoo Ribbon Festival details

Zoo Ribbon Festival

Blank Park Zoo's homage to fun, fair-time activities. Participate in a ‘rhino-chip’ throwing contest, a watermelon-eating event, try out your best gibbon-call, enter your masterpiece...     MORE ›
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