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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Wild Lights
Blank Park Zoo's Wild Lights Presented by MidAmerican Energy Company

Enjoy a visually stunning festival of larger-than-life illuminated animal shaped Asian lanterns.

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shamrocks & shells
Shamrocks & Shells

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the party animals at Blank Park Zoo! This low-capacity, socially-distanced event is the perfect way to get out of the house and enjoy a kids-free night out. 

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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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Hope For The Wild - Corals

Join us for a pre-recorded virtual event that will tell the story of corals both at the zoo and in the wild. 

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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:

44°

A Few Clouds

Forecast:

Saturday: Mostly Sunny, High: 57

Sunday: Partly Sunny, High: 67

Current Conditions:

44°

A Few Clouds

Forecast:

Saturday: Mostly Sunny, High: 57

Sunday: Partly Sunny, High: 67

Zoo Events & News

Mar
05
See Homeschool Safari - Coastal Regions details

Homeschool Safari - Coastal Regions

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 ›
Mar
08
See Storytime with Ruby the Reading Red Panda - March details

Storytime with Ruby the Reading Red Panda - March

Join Ruby the Reading Red Panda each month for a special storytime.     MORE ›
Mar
14
See Blank Park Zoo University - Kori Bustard Conservation & Fly-fish Tying details

Blank Park Zoo University - Kori Bustard Conservation & Fly-fish Tying

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy learning at the Blank Park Zoo. Blank Park University will expand your understanding of the natural...     MORE ›
Mar
17
See Shamrocks & Shells details

Shamrocks & Shells

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the party animals at Blank Park Zoo! This low-capacity, socially-distanced event is the perfect way to change out of your...     MORE ›
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