Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$14 adults, $8 children

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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$14 adults, $8 children

View All Rates ›

Night Eyes

October 19, 2019, 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

October 17-20, 24-27

Thursday & Friday: 5:30- 8:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00* - 8:00 PM

*Please note that these are special operating hours for Night Eyes. The Zoo will not open until 1:00 PM, with doors closing promptly at 7:30 PM.

Night Eyes is presented by Hy-Vee

Ready for the 29th year of one of Iowa’s sweetest family traditions? Roam through enchanted lighting displays, enjoy live entertainment, a merry-not-scary treat safari and free inflatables, all while learning more about and supporting wildlife!

Zoo Member Rate - $5
Non-member Rate - $6

Click here to purchase tickets


Thursday & Friday: Discovery Center will be open until 7 p.m.; Kid's Kingdom animal feeding closes at sunset.
Saturday & Sunday: Kids' Kingdom animal feeding closes at sunset, Australia, Africa (no giraffe), seals/sea lions, penguins, tortoise, great cats and other animals will be available for viewing until 5:30 p.m.
Seal & Sea Lion feeding is at 3:15 p.m.
Animal habitat hours are weather permitting and times may change without notice.
For the safety of the animals and keeper staff, animals go in approximately half an hour before sunset.

Night Eyes media sponsors are KCCI, Star 102.5, Hits 99.9, Lazer 103.3, More 104.1, and 93.3 KIOA


Interested in volunteering at Night Eyes? Click here to register.

Want to become a member? Visit for more information or to purchase your membership online.

Click here for a full list of entertainment.

Click here for Night Eyes FAQ.

Costume Contest

Submit your best photo for the 2019 Night Eyes Costume Contest! A group of judges from Blank Park Zoo will determine the top entries. The top entries will be posted on the website and on social media, for the public to vote for the winners. Two grand prizes will be awarded for those who attended one of the two weekends of Night Eyes.

Entries for the first weekend (10/17-10/20) must be submitted by 9 a.m. on October 21, 2019 & entries for the second weekend (10/24-10/27) must be submitted by 9 a.m. on October 29, 2019.

Click here to enter the costume contest.


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