Eagle Day 2019 - Sunday, September 22
Each year, Iowa and surrounding states welcome one-third of the global population of bald eagles during their migration. Join us to find out how you and your family can help bald eagles continue to thrive.
Halloween Zoo Brew: Night of the Living Zoo – Friday, October 11
Lions, tigers and BOO(ze) OH MY! For those 21 and older, grab your best costume and come celebrate Halloween at the Zoo. Enjoy live music, your favorite seasonal brews, lighted displays and a costume contest!
Night Eyes – October 17-20, 24-27
Lights, Costumes, Treats! Night Eyes welcomes you to the sweetest Halloween tradition in Central Iowa! This “merry not scary” Halloween event invites guests to enjoy our round-the-zoo treat path, live entertainment, train rides and a unique light show experience!
Scuba Santa - December 7 & 8
Chimney's aren't the only thing Santa will be diving into this winter! Santa is scuba diving in Blank Park Zoo's 15,000 gallon tank on Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th at 11 AM and again at 2 PM each day. Come snap a unique holiday selfie with the man himself!
Santa at the Zoo - December 14 & 15
Ho, ho, ho! Santa is making a special stop at Blank Park Zoo December 14th and 15th this year from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM! Enjoy a day filled with holiday cheer, hot cocoa, crafts and holiday-themed enrichment for the animals.
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.
Zoo Brew – Wednesdays in June, July, & August
Is your band interested in playing Zoo Brew next summer? Click here to submit and application for a chance to play at Zoo Brew 2020. The camels aren’t the only ones celebrating hump day at Blank Park Zoo! Every Wednesday in the summer, the Zoo comes to life after hours for those 21 and over. This popular fundraising event features a variety of live music and summer brews all while enjoying the animals! When you buy a brew, you support the Zoo!