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!
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.
Family Fun Night - Friday, June 28
The Zoo is staying open late! Bring the whole family out to Blank Park Zoo Friday night for fun summer activities, while enjoying the animals after hours.
Back to School Bash - Friday, August 9
Summer vacation may be coming to an end, but the fun doesn't stop there. Enjoy the Zoo after hours with the whole family, before heading back to school!
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.
Monarch Festival - Sunday, September 15
Blank Park Zoo’s Plant.Grow.Fly. and partners are pleased to announce the 2019 Monarch Festival! This event will be held at Blank Park Zoo on Sunday, September 15th from 12-4 PM.
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.