Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Due to forecasted weather conditions, Blank Park Zoo will be closed on Monday, January 25, 2021.
Masks required for entry. Learn more about our COVID response.

Summer Safari

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

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Child Playing with STEM Box
Blank Park Zoo STEM Boxes

Hands-on project kits delivered every two months. The perfect gift for kids! Create. Explore. Inspire.

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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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Weddings at Blank Park Zoo
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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Adopt-an-Animal
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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Birthday Parties
Birthday Parties

Your next birthday party should be unique, wild and fun. Have your party at Iowa's Wildest Adventure... the Blank Park Zoo. 

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What it Takes

The mission of Blank Park Zoo is to inspire an appreciation of the natural world through conservation, education, research, and recreation. What does that mean? WHAT DOES IT TAKE to run your Zoo?

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Member Events

Having a Blank Park Zoo Membership allows for fun filled year of member events.

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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
Nestled on 22 acres of land is a quaint, AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) accredited Zoo in the heart of Iowa, and is also now the location of...

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Weather @ The Zoo

Current Conditions:

20°

Light Snow Fog/Mist

Forecast:

Wednesday: Partly Sunny, High: 21

Thursday: Partly Sunny, High: 24

Current Conditions:

20°

Light Snow Fog/Mist

Forecast:

Wednesday: Partly Sunny, High: 21

Thursday: Partly Sunny, High: 24

Zoo Events & News

Jan
29
See Kids Night Out - January details

Kids Night Out - January

Parents, enjoy a kid free evening while the kids enjoy the zoo! Let us be your sitter for the night and send the kids to...     MORE ›
Feb
05
See Homeschool Safari - Tundra details

Homeschool Safari - Tundra

Explore the world’s habitats at the Zoo! Each month, students will learn about a different habitat and about the plants and animals that call them...     MORE ›
Feb
08
See Storytime with Ruby the Reading Red Panda - February details

Storytime with Ruby the Reading Red Panda - February

Join Ruby the Reading Red Panda each month for a special storytime.     MORE ›
Feb
12
See Kids Night Out - February details

Kids Night Out - February

Parents, enjoy a kid free evening while the kids enjoy the zoo! Let us be your sitter for the night and send the kids to...     MORE ›
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