Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$14 adults, $8 children
 

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Open Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$14 adults, $8 children
 

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Gator on the Green
Gators on the Green

Grab your clubs and hit the green! Gators on the Green is Blank Park Zoo’s annual golf tournament that raises funds to support the Zoo, the Zoo’s education programs and conservation efforts near and far.

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Hope For The Wild - Giraffe

Join us for a virtual event that will tell the story of giraffes both at the zoo and in the wild.

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Two Rydables with giraffe on boardwalk
Rydables

Introducing a new way to enjoy Blank Park Zoo - Rydables

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Tiger with Keg
Zoo Brew

Zoo Brew is back! Every Wednesday in the summer, the Zoo comes to life after hours for those 21 and over. 

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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
Introducing Rydables  A New Way to Enjoy the Zoo RIDE. SMILE. REPEAT. Rydables brings out the kid in all of us. Adorable stuffed animal on the ou...

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Weather @ The Zoo

Current Conditions:

79°

Partly Cloudy

Forecast:

Friday: Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms, High: 85

Saturday: Showers And Thunderstorms then Chance Showers And Thunderstorms, High: 82

Current Conditions:

79°

Partly Cloudy

Forecast:

Friday: Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms, High: 85

Saturday: Showers And Thunderstorms then Chance Showers And Thunderstorms, High: 82

Zoo Events & News

Jul
30
See Family Overnight Adventures - July details

Family Overnight Adventures - July

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 ›
Aug
04
See Zoo Brew -  Hakuna Moscato details

Zoo Brew - Hakuna Moscato

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
07
See Gators On The Green details

Gators On The Green

Blank Park Zoo’s annual golf tournament, Gators on the Green, raises funds to save animals in the wild. By hitting the greens, you are directly...     MORE ›
Aug
09
See Storytime with Ruby the Reading Red Panda - August details

Storytime with Ruby the Reading Red Panda - August

Join Ruby the Reading Red Panda each month for a special storytime.     MORE ›
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