Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$16 adults, $10 children
 

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Open Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$16 adults, $10 children
 

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Daily Activities

Check out the experiences available now through Labor Day.

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Tiger with Keg
Join us for our next Zoo Brew August 17

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

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Drake Chemistry Club at STEM Night
Family STEM Night

Join us for a night of fun at the Zoo as we celebrate different STEM careers! 

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Summer Safari

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

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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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Bee photo
Discover. Connect. Take Action

Discover conservation and the natural world with fun, at-home activities.

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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 ›

Daily Activities

Daily Activities

Check out the experiences available now through Labor Day.

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Weather @ The Zoo

Current Conditions:

65°

Fair

Forecast:

Wednesday: Clear, High: 91

Thursday: Clear, High: 91

Current Conditions:

65°

Fair

Forecast:

Wednesday: Clear, High: 91

Thursday: Clear, High: 91

Zoo Events & News

Aug
08
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 ›
Aug
09
See August Member Late Night details

August Member Late Night

Enjoy a late night at the zoo, just for members!     MORE ›
Aug
17
See Zoo Brew with Dick Danger Band details

Zoo Brew with Dick Danger Band

The camels aren’t the only ones celebrating hump day at Blank Park Zoo! On select Wednesdays in the summer, the Zoo comes to life after...     MORE ›
Sep
08
See Safari Soiree 2022 details

Safari Soiree 2022

Join Blank Park Zoo in celebrating this year’s many accomplishments, while raising critical funds, for the mission of Iowa’s only accredited Zoo.     MORE ›
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