Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Closed Nov. 24, Dec. 24, Dec. 25 & Jan. 1.
Special Avian protocols in place. Click here to learn more.

Alpacas coming to blank park zoo in 2023
Help Us Bring Alpacas To Blank Park Zoo

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Rusty Stars Alpacas in Winterset, Iowa to bring a new experience to Blank Park Zoo and we need your help!

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Festive couple at Holiday Zoo Brew
Holiday Zoo Brew

Holiday Cheer at the Zoo! The 21+ crowd is invited to come out to Blank Park Zoo on Friday, December 2 from 5:30-8:00 pm for Silent Disco, seasonal drinks, and the indoor animals of the Discovery Center.

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Santa
Santa at the Zoo

Santa Claus is making a special stop at Blank Park Zoo. Enjoy a day filled with holiday cheer, crafts, and holiday-themed enrichment for the animals.

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Winter Safari Activities
Winter Safari

Winter Safari Day Camps are daily camps where children will participate in hands-on learning activities, enjoy the outdoors and explore the Zoo. 

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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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Bee photo
Discover. Connect. Take Action

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

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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
Tumani the five year old juvenile Eastern black rhino recently fractured and, ultimately, lost her front horn. The cause of the fracture could not be...

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Weather @ The Zoo

Current Conditions:

23°

Fair

Forecast:

Friday: Mostly Clear, High: 56

Saturday: Partly Cloudy, High: 29

Current Conditions:

23°

Fair

Forecast:

Friday: Mostly Clear, High: 56

Saturday: Partly Cloudy, High: 29

Zoo Events & News

Dec
02
See Holiday Zoo Brew details

Holiday Zoo Brew

Holiday Cheer at the Zoo! The 21+ crowd is invited to come out to Blank Park Zoo on Friday, December 2 from 5:30-8:00 pm for...     MORE ›
Dec
09
See Member Event - Pizza & PJ's details

Member Event - Pizza & PJ's

Get your holiday jammies ready and come down to the zoo for Pizza & PJ's.     MORE ›
Dec
10
See Santa at the Zoo details

Santa at the Zoo

Come see Santa. Enjoy a day filled with holiday cheer, crafts, and holiday-themed enrichment for the animals!     MORE ›
Dec
12
See Storytime with Ruby the Reading Red Panda - December details

Storytime with Ruby the Reading Red Panda - December

Join Ruby the Reading Red Panda each month for a special storytime.     MORE ›
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