Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Nov 26, Dec 24, 25 & Jan 1

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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Nov 26, Dec 24, 25 & Jan 1

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Family Overnight Adventures

Availability: Year-roundOvernight Adventures Logo
Time: 7 pm - 9 am, unless otherwise noted

Bring your family for a WILD overnight adventure at Blank Park Zoo! Overnight Adventures include animal programs, guided tours, evening snacks and more!

Registration and pre-payment required. For non-members, overnight does include Zoo admission for the following day.


Family Overnight Adventures

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, guided tours, campfire songs and snacks, breakfast and morning hike.

*Family Overnight Adventures are not open to scout groups, youth groups, or other groups in general.

**Please note, due to recent health reasons, we are unable to provide participants with tents. Attendees must bring their own tents.

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COVID-19 Precautions and Restrictions

Out of an abundance of caution, to keep our guests, animals and staff healthy, we are implementing the following precautions for our Fall 2020 education programs:

  • Family groups are limited to 8 people.
  • Families will be asked to complete a health screening prior to each camp out.
  • All guests over age 2 are required to wear a mask in indoor areas and outdoor spaces when they cannot socially distance from other families.
  • No touching of live animal visitors.
  • No snacks will be offered during classes.

Overnight Adventure Rules

In order to provide a safe and positive experience for everyone, we thank you for following our Overnight Adventure Rules.

  • No outside food or beverages are allowed. We encourage everyone to bring a reusable water bottle or purchase one from the Zoo!
  • Dinner will not be provided. An evening snack and continental breakfast are included with every camp out.
  • Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe – we ask that you be respectful to our animals and your fellow campers by keeping noise at a respectful level, be responsible by keeping your belongings organized and contained to your campsite and keep litter picked up, and be safe by following directions from Zoo staff and volunteers during activities and staying at your campsite during the night.
  • Tents are not allowed to be staked down. Weights can be provided upon request.
  • Electricity may not be available at every campsite.
  • Bathrooms are available for changing and nightly/morning routines. Please note, no showers are available.

Please note, tents will be set on concrete or hardwood flooring and will be outdoors. We encourage cushions or air mattresses and warm clothes and blankets.


Registration & Cancellations

All sales are final. No refunds will be offered unless camp outs are cancelled by the Zoo.

For more information, help registering please call the Education Office at 515-974-2550 or email education@blankparkzoo.org.

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