Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

View All Rates ›


2019 Hope For The Wild Speaker Series - Thursday, April 4

Join us as we hear from three wildlife heroes as they give us hope for the future of wildlife.


EggstravaganzaSaturday, April 20

Join Blank Park Zoo Saturday, April 20th for a hoppin’ good time! Enjoy crafts, photo ops with the Easter Bunny, and a zoo-wide scavenger hunt. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for golden eggs hidden throughout the zoo, with prizes ranging anywhere from a behind-the-scenes tour to iCubs tickets! Hints to the golden eggs locations will be posted the week of April 15th to the 19th on the BPZ Facebook page.


Bourbon & Bowties - Wednesday, May 22

Join JDRF and Blank Park Zoo for food, cocktails and entertainment, while supporting two great causes.


Zoo Brew – Wednesdays in June, July, & August

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! Don’t forget to check back in April to see the 2019 Zoo Brew band line up!


Zoobilation – Friday, June 14

Show off your pride and support Blank Park Zoo! This annual fundraising gala supports educational programs, animal training, conservation efforts and veterinary care of the Zoo’s extensive animal collection.


Gators on the Green – Monday, August 19

Grab your clubs and hit the green! Gators on the Green is Blank Park Zoo’s annual golf tournament that raises funds to support the Zoo, the Zoo’s education programs and conservation efforts near and far.


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.



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