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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Bourbon & Bowties

Bourbon & Bowties

Join JDRF and Blank Park Zoo for a fun evening of bourbon, bowties and good company. 

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Birdies for Charity

The Principal Charity Classic serves specifically as a way to raise money for local non-profit organizations supporting children through the Birdies for Charity program. 

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Rhino calf born at Blank Park Zoo on April 5, 2019

Learn about baby rhino Kamara

Learn all about Blank Park Zoo's baby black rhino, Kamara.

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#StomptheStraw

Join Blank Park Zoo and pledge to end your use of plastic straws or switch to reusable straws.

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Purchase Tickets Online

Purchase your admission tickets online and save money

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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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Saving Animals

Saving Animals

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
Ayana, the eastern black rhino at Blank Park Zoo, gave birth on April 5, 2019 to a 112 pound female calf. Ayana’s water broke at 2:45 p.m.,...

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Weather @ The Zoo

Current Conditions:
52°

Fair

Forecast:

Friday: Thunderstorms Likely, High: 80

Saturday: Chance Thunderstorms, High: 81

Current Conditions:
52°

Fair

Forecast:

Friday: Thunderstorms Likely, High: 80

Saturday: Chance Thunderstorms, High: 81

Zoo Events & News

Jun
05
See Zoo Brew - Kickin' It Country with Cody Hicks Band details

Zoo Brew - Kickin' It Country with Cody Hicks Band

Join us this week at Zoo Brew with the Cody Hicks Band! When you attend Zoo Brew, you are supporting Zoo programs and conservation efforts...     MORE ›
Jun
12
See Zoo Brew - Cabernet & Carnivores with Exit 185 details

Zoo Brew - Cabernet & Carnivores with Exit 185

Join us this week at Zoo Brew with the band Exit 185! When you attend Zoo Brew, you are supporting Zoo programs and conservation efforts...     MORE ›
Jun
14
See Zoobilation - Blank Park Zoo's Annual Gala details

Zoobilation - Blank Park Zoo's Annual Gala

Whether you enjoy the zoo for the animals, education, conservation or all of its aspects, this event will allow you to support your favorite features...     MORE ›
Jun
19
See Zoo Brew - Lemurs & Lagers with The Snacks details

Zoo Brew - Lemurs & Lagers with The Snacks

Join us this week at Zoo Brew with the band The Snacks! When you attend Zoo Brew, you are supporting Zoo programs and conservation efforts...     MORE ›
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