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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Early Education Classes

Blank Park Zoo offers several popular classes for young children. Zoo Tots, Zoo Tots Cooking, and Polliwogs all offer children fun hands-on activities.

Just for Teachers 

Participate in valuable professional development opportunities and use the zoo to enrich your students' learning experiences.

Field Trips

Find out all the information on taking a field trip to the Zoo!

Home School Families

Join families throughout central Iowa in special classes at the zoo specifically designed for home school students.

Zoo to You

Can’t make it to the zoo? Bring the zoo to you! Blank Park Zoo’s Community Engagement Team travels state wide providing interactive educational programming for all ages!

Safari Camps

Participate in camps offered throughout the summer, winter and spring breaks.

Blank Park Zoo Nature Club

If you and your family are looking for opportunities to get outside, explore, and discover all of nature’s many wonders, check out our new Family Nature Club!

Scout Troop Programs

Whether your working towards a merit badge or just coming for a field trip, the Zoo can provide a fun and educational experience for your scouts.

Behind the Scenes

Enjoy an exclusive tour with Zoo staff behind the scenes. Tours are offered November – March in the afternoons for guests ages 13 and older. All tours must be prearranged. 

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