Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$14 adults, $8 children
 

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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$14 adults, $8 children
 

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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
Minimum Group Size: 15 people

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!

Reservations are required at least 3 weeks in advance. A 20% non-refundable deposit is required 2 weeks in advance. Full payment is due upon arrival. 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) with at least 15 people in attendance. These Overnight Adventures include educational programming, overnight stay, evening snack, light breakfast and paid admission for the following day.

  • Group Overnight Pricing:
    • $50 per person, groups of 21 or more receive $5 discount 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
      • Large Pavilion
      • Discovery Center
      • Holmes-Foster Event Center
    • Winter Options – October-April:
      • Discovery Center
      • Holmes-Foster Event Center

To book a Group Overnight Adventure please fill out our online Group Overnight Adventure Request Form, email education@blankparkzoo.org or call 515-974-2550.


Overnight Adventure FAQs

Is there a minimum group size?
Yes, we require a minimum of 15 people to book a group overnight. The ratio of adults per children required is 1 adult for every 10 children (ages 17 and under) with a minimum of 2 adults.

How far in advance do we need to reserve a date?
Reservations are required at least 3 weeks in advance.

Can we bring food into the Zoo?
No outside food or beverages are allowed. We encourage everyone to bring a reusable water bottle or purchase one from the Zoo!

Is any food provided?
Dinner will not be provided. An evening snack and light continental breakfast are included with every campout.

Are tents required?
Tents are required in all campout locations. Blank Park Zoo has a limited number of tents that can be used upon request.

Is electricity available?
Electricity may not be available at every campsite.

Are showers available?
No showers are available. However, bathrooms are located near campsites and available for changing and nightly/morning routines.

Will we see animals at night?
Every overnight includes an animal program featuring a few of our Ambassador Animals. Some Zoo residents have access to outdoor yards overnight but it is dependent of temperature and animal related restrictions.

Will we be sleeping on grass?
Please note, sleeping areas are concrete or hardwood flooring and may or may not be outdoors. We encourage guests to bring camping mats or air mattresses and warm clothes and blankets.


Registration & Cancellations

Reservations are required at least 3 weeks in advance. A 20% non-refundable deposit is required at least 2 weeks prior to campout. Full payment is due upon arrival.

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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