Zooktoberfest - Thursday, September 27
In tradition of German beer festivals all over the world, Zooktoberfest partners with Oktoberfest DSM to kick off Oktoberfest Weekend.
Halloween Zoo Brew: Night of the Living Zoo - Friday, October 12
Lions and tigers and BOO’s OH MY! Blank Park Zoo presents a SPOOKtacular way to enjoy Zoo Brew. For those 21 and older, grab your best costume to celebrate Halloween at the Zoo!
Night Eyes - October 18-21 & 25-28
Lights, Costumes, Treats! 2018 marks the 28th year of Night Eyes. Blank Park Zoo welcomes you to the sweetest Halloween tradition in Central Iowa!
Santa at the Zoo - December 8 & 15
A holiday tradition you do not want to miss! Guests are encouraged to bring their entire family to Blank Park Zoo for a day of holiday cheer.
Zoo Brew - Wednesdays in June, July & August
Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers and everyone who attended Zoo Brew this summer. We are currently accepting applications for next year's band line-up. Click here to find out more!
Animal Days - Throughout the year
Animal Days highlight a variety of animals on select days in 2018. Zoo guests will learn all about the animals and the Zoo’s conservation efforts with these animals in the wild.
Member Events - Throughout the year
Are you a Zoo Member? Check out these exclusive events throughout the year! Interested in becoming a member? Click here to find out how you can join the Zoo.