Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Wild Lights
Blank Park Zoo's Wild Lights Presented by MidAmerican Energy Company

Enjoy a visually stunning festival of larger-than-life illuminated animal shaped Asian lanterns.

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Wild Art
Wild Art 2.0

Come join us on Mother's Day weekend for Wild Art 2.0!

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Summer Safari

Explore the world of animals and nature during week long, fun-packed day camps.

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Child Playing with STEM Box
Blank Park Zoo STEM Boxes

Hands-on project kits delivered every two months. The perfect gift for kids! Create. Explore. Inspire.

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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
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Weather @ The Zoo

Current Conditions:

47°

A Few Clouds

Forecast:

Sunday: Mostly Clear, High: 59

Monday: Mostly Clear, High: 56

Current Conditions:

47°

A Few Clouds

Forecast:

Sunday: Mostly Clear, High: 59

Monday: Mostly Clear, High: 56

Zoo Events & News

Apr
01
See Blank Park Zoo's Wild Lights Festival Presented by MidAmerican Energy Company details

Blank Park Zoo's Wild Lights Festival Presented by MidAmerican Energy Company

Enjoy a visually stunning festival of over 35 larger-than-life illuminated animal shaped Asian lanterns designed and fabricated by artisans.     MORE ›
Apr
11
See Blank Park Zoo University - Plants 101 details

Blank Park Zoo University - Plants 101

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 ›
Apr
12
See Storytime with Ruby the Reading Red Panda - April details

Storytime with Ruby the Reading Red Panda - April

Join Ruby the Reading Red Panda each month for a special storytime.     MORE ›
May
08
See Wild Art 2.0 details

Wild Art 2.0

Come join us on Mother's Day weekend for Wild Art 2.0!     MORE ›
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