Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

10a-4p, Mon-Fri; 9a-5p, Sat & Sun

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Group Overnight Adventures

Availability: Year-roundOvernight Adventures Logo
Advance booking: Required 3 weeks in advance
Time: 7 pm-9 am, unless otherwise noted

Bring your family or group 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.


Group Overnight Adventures

Group Overnight Adventures are designed for families or groups (such as schools, churches, scouts, summer camps, and more). These Overnight Adventures include educational programming, overnight stay, evening snack, light breakfast and paid admission for the following day.

  • Group Overnight Pricing:
    • $45 per person
    • 1 adult for every 10 children required, with a minimum of 2 adults
  • Campout locations:
    • Summer Options - May-September (or as temperatures allow):
      • Africa Boardwalk
      • Central Zoo
      • Large Pavilion
      • Butterfly Garden
      • Discovery Center (tents required)
      • ZooPlex
    • Winter Options – October-April:
      • Discovery Center (tents required)
      • ZooPlex

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

To book a Group Overnight Adventure please email education@blankparkzoo.org or call 515-974-2550.


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:

  • For Family Overnights - Family groups are limited to 8 people.
  • Participants will be asked to complete a health screening prior to each campout.
  • All guests over age 2 are required to wear a mask in indoor areas and outdoor spaces when they cannot socially distance from others.
  • No touching of live animal visitors.

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 programs are cancelled by the Zoo.

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

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