Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$20 adults, $15 children
 

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Open Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$20 adults, $15 children
 

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Zoo Brew
Zoo Brew

For those 21 and over, grab a drink at Zoo Brew presented by Veridian Credit Union, featuring live music and local brews!

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Renderings of a new Wild Iowa and lion habitat
Expand the Impact Capital Campaign

Announcing the largest expansion and renovation effort in the Zoo's 58 year history—an $18 million 'Expand the Impact' Capital Campaign.

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Member Night

Members, come and enjoy a member’s only evening adventure at the zoo.

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children around a seal and sea lion pool at the local zoo
Summer Safari

Explore the world of animals and nature during week long, fun-packed day camps.

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Motus Wildlife Tracking System

See recent wildlife detections from our tracking system here at the Zoo

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children in a classroom looking at a hedgehog as they learn about animals
Early Childhood Classes

Blank Park Zoo offers several popular classes for young children 1-6 years and their favorite adult. Classes offer children fun hands-on activities and an opportunity to meet Zoo animals.

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Newly married couple walking in the Discovery Center with plants surrounding them
Weddings at the Zoo

Looking for a unique location to host your big day? Blank Park Zoo offers several venue spaces for groups of five to 350 that are sure to wow your guests.

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Plant.Grow.Fly.
Plant.Grow.Fly.

Did you know that more than one-third of our food supply depends on pollinators? Learn how you can protect pollinators in your own backyard.

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Adopt an Animal

Become the proud parent of one of 26 Blank Park Zoo animals participating in the Adopt an Animal program.

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Discover. Connect. Take Action

Discover conservation and the natural world with fun, at-home activities.

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AZA SAFE

AZA SAFE

AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction focuses the collective expertise within accredited zoos and aquariums to save species. MORE ›

Membership

Membership

Receive free, unlimited admission to explore and enjoy the Zoo for one year. More ›

Zoo Blog

Zoo Blog
Click Here for Giving Blank Park Zoo is thrilled to announce the public phase of the largest expansion and renovation effort in the Zoo's 58 year...

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Weather @ The Zoo

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DewPoint 46
WindSpeed 3
Humidity 40
Visibility 10
Barometer 30.20
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Location Des Moines, IA
72°

Mostly Clear

Forecast:

Thursday: Mostly Sunny, High: 78

Friday: Showers And Thunderstorms Likely, High: 72

Current Conditions:

72°

Mostly Clear

Forecast:

Thursday: Mostly Sunny, High: 78

Friday: Showers And Thunderstorms Likely, High: 72

Zoo Events & News

Jun
03
See June Member Late Night details

June Member Late Night

Enjoy a late night at the zoo, just for members!     MORE ›
Jun
10
See Storytime with Ruby the Reading Red Panda - June details

Storytime with Ruby the Reading Red Panda - June

Join Ruby the Reading Red Panda each month for a special storytime.     MORE ›
Jun
12
See Zoo Brew with Jake Gill details

Zoo Brew with Jake Gill

The camels aren’t the only ones celebrating hump day at Blank Park Zoo! On select Wednesdays in the summer, the Zoo comes to life after...     MORE ›
Jun
19
See Zoo Brew with The Cardinal Sound details

Zoo Brew with The Cardinal Sound

The camels aren’t the only ones celebrating hump day at Blank Park Zoo! On select Wednesdays in the summer, the Zoo comes to life after...     MORE ›
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