Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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June 23, 2018

June 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Blank Park Zoo

Animal Days highlight a variety of animals on select days in 2018. Zoo guests will learn all about the animal(s) and the Zoo’s conservation efforts with these animals in the wild. Enjoy hands-on activities, crafts and keeper chats that are sure to entertain the whole family!

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June 27, 2018, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this week at Zoo Brew with the band Faculty Lounge! When you attend Zoo Brew, you are supporting Zoo programs and conservation efforts to help save animals in the wild. Every dollar raised at Zoo Brew continues to advance the Zoo’s mission.

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July 6, 2018, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this week at Zoo Brew with the band Toaster! When you attend Zoo Brew, you are supporting Zoo programs and conservation efforts to help save animals in the wild. Every dollar raised at Zoo Brew continues to advance the Zoo’s mission.

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July 11, 2018, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this week at Zoo Brew with the Big Joe Kinser Band! When you attend Zoo Brew, you are supporting Zoo programs and conservation efforts to help save animals in the wild. Every dollar raised at Zoo Brew continues to advance the Zoo’s mission.

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July 14, 2018, 1:00 PM

If you and your family are looking for opportunities to get outside, explore, and discover all of nature’s many wonders, check out our Family Nature Club!

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July 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

In celebration of our majestic national symbol, the Bald Eagle, Blank Park Zoo will host our annual Eagle Day.

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July 18, 2018, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this week at Zoo Brew with the band Aftershock! When you attend Zoo Brew, you are supporting Zoo programs and conservation efforts to help save animals in the wild. Every dollar raised at Zoo Brew continues to advance the Zoo’s mission.

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July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Ho Ho Ho! Santa and his reindeer have arrived at Blank Park Zoo once again to enjoy a winter wonderland in July. Guests of all ages can celebrate Christmas with crafts, games and activities centered around the animals at Blank Park Zoo!

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July 25, 2018, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this week at Zoo Brew with the band HWY 14 Blues! When you attend Zoo Brew, you are supporting Zoo programs and conservation efforts to help save animals in the wild. Every dollar raised at Zoo Brew continues to advance the Zoo’s mission.

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August 1, 2018, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this week at Zoo Brew with the Dick Danger Band! When you attend Zoo Brew, you are supporting Zoo programs and conservation efforts to help save animals in the wild. Every dollar raised at Zoo Brew continues to advance the Zoo’s mission.

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August 3, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Zoo will be buzzing with different excitement for our brand new event, Sunset at the Zoo! All ages are welcome to enjoy the Zoo after hours. Guests can enjoy entertainment, crafts, and animal enrichment all while visiting some of your favorite animal friends!

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August 4, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Blank Park Zoo

Animal Days highlight a variety of animals on select days in 2018. Zoo guests will learn all about the animal(s) and the Zoo’s conservation efforts with these animals in the wild. Enjoy hands-on activities, crafts and keeper chats that are sure to entertain the whole family!

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August 4, 2018, 1:00 PM
Location: Thomas Mitchell Park, Shelter #1

If you and your family are looking for opportunities to get outside, explore, and discover all of nature’s many wonders, check out our Family Nature Club!

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August 8, 2018, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this week at Zoo Brew with the band The Sheet! When you attend Zoo Brew, you are supporting Zoo programs and conservation efforts to help save animals in the wild. Every dollar raised at Zoo Brew continues to advance the Zoo’s mission.

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August 15, 2018, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this week at Zoo Brew with the band The Sons of Gladys Kravitz! When you attend Zoo Brew, you are supporting Zoo programs and conservation efforts to help save animals in the wild. Every dollar raised at Zoo Brew continues to advance the Zoo’s mission.

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August 22, 2018, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this week at Zoo Brew with the band 5 Below! When you attend Zoo Brew, you are supporting Zoo programs and conservation efforts to help save animals in the wild. Every dollar raised at Zoo Brew continues to advance the Zoo’s mission.

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August 29, 2018, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this week at Zoo Brew with Pianopalooza! When you attend Zoo Brew, you are supporting Zoo programs and conservation efforts to help save animals in the wild. Every dollar raised at Zoo Brew continues to advance the Zoo’s mission.

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September 8, 2018, 1:00 PM
Location: Blank Park Zoo

If you and your family are looking for opportunities to get outside, explore, and discover all of nature’s many wonders, check out our Family Nature Club!

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September 16, 2018, 12:00 PM - 4:05 PM

Blank Park Zoo’s Plant.Grow.Fly.  and partners are pleased to announce the 2018 Monarch Festival! The Festival will be held at Blank Park Zoo on Sunday, September 16 from 12-4 PM.

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September 27, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

In tradition of German beer festivals all over the world, Zooktoberfest partners with Oktoberfest DSM to kick off Oktoberfest Weekend. Featuring The Barry Boyce Band, seasonal brews, German style food and the animals of Blank Park Zoo!

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October 12, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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 (and enter the costume contest) to celebrate Halloween at the Zoo! Enjoy live music, your favorite seasonal brews, and lighted displays!

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October 18, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Lights, Costumes, Treats! 2018 marks the 28th year of Night Eyes. Blank Park Zoo welcomes you to the sweetest Halloween tradition in Central Iowa! The Night Eyes merry not scary trick-or-treating event, invites guests to enjoy live entertainment, sweet treats, train rides and story book characters!

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October 19, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Lights, Costumes, Treats! 2018 marks the 28th year of Night Eyes. Blank Park Zoo welcomes you to the sweetest Halloween tradition in Central Iowa! The Night Eyes merry not scary trick-or-treating event, invites guests to enjoy live entertainment, sweet treats, train rides and story book characters!

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October 20, 2018, 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lights, Costumes, Treats! 2018 marks the 28th year of Night Eyes. Blank Park Zoo welcomes you to the sweetest Halloween tradition in Central Iowa! The Night Eyes merry not scary trick-or-treating event, invites guests to enjoy live entertainment, sweet treats, train rides and story book characters!

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October 21, 2018, 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lights, Costumes, Treats! 2018 marks the 28th year of Night Eyes. Blank Park Zoo welcomes you to the sweetest Halloween tradition in Central Iowa! The Night Eyes merry not scary trick-or-treating event, invites guests to enjoy live entertainment, sweet treats, train rides and story book characters!

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October 25, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Lights, Costumes, Treats! 2018 marks the 28th year of Night Eyes. Blank Park Zoo welcomes you to the sweetest Halloween tradition in Central Iowa! The Night Eyes merry not scary trick-or-treating event, invites guests to enjoy live entertainment, sweet treats, train rides and story book characters!

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October 26, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Lights, Costumes, Treats! 2018 marks the 28th year of Night Eyes. Blank Park Zoo welcomes you to the sweetest Halloween tradition in Central Iowa! The Night Eyes merry not scary trick-or-treating event, invites guests to enjoy live entertainment, sweet treats, train rides and story book characters!

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October 27, 2018, 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lights, Costumes, Treats! 2018 marks the 28th year of Night Eyes. Blank Park Zoo welcomes you to the sweetest Halloween tradition in Central Iowa! The Night Eyes merry not scary trick-or-treating event, invites guests to enjoy live entertainment, sweet treats, train rides and story book characters!

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October 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lights, Costumes, Treats! 2018 marks the 28th year of Night Eyes. Blank Park Zoo welcomes you to the sweetest Halloween tradition in Central Iowa! The Night Eyes merry not scary trick-or-treating event, invites guests to enjoy live entertainment, sweet treats, train rides and story book characters!

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November 10, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Blank Park Zoo

Animal Days highlight a variety of animals on select days in 2018. Zoo guests will learn all about the animal(s) and the Zoo’s conservation efforts with these animals in the wild. Enjoy hands-on activities, crafts and keeper chats that are sure to entertain the whole family!

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December 8, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Blank Park Zoo

Come see Santa. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and see all the winter animals of Blank Park Zoo.

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December 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Blank Park Zoo

Come see Santa. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and see all the winter animals of Blank Park Zoo.

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