Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$16 adults, $10 children
 

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Open Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$16 adults, $10 children
 

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Blank Park Zoo is taking proactive precautionary measures due to a case of avian influenza in Iowa. The Discovery Center is closed and all birds will be unavailable for viewing at this time. Thank you for your patience and for helping to protect the animals that live at Blank Park Zoo. Click here to learn more.
Click here to learn more about the spring experience at Blank Park Zoo.

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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Tiger with Keg
Zoo Brew

Zoo Brew is back! On Select Wednesdays in the summer, the Zoo comes to life after hours for those 21 and over. 

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Summer Safari

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

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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:

60°

Fair

Forecast:

Sunday: Partly Cloudy, High: 87

Monday: Mostly Cloudy then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms, High: 88

Current Conditions:

60°

Fair

Forecast:

Sunday: Partly Cloudy, High: 87

Monday: Mostly Cloudy then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms, High: 88

Zoo Events & News

Apr
01
See Blank Park Zoo's Wild Lights Festival Presented by MidAmerican Energy Company details

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

Enjoy a visually stunning festival of over 35 larger-than-life illuminated animal shaped Asian lanterns designed and fabricated by artisans.     MORE ›
Jun
13
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
16
See June Member Late Night details

June Member Late Night

Enjoy a late night at the zoo, just for members!     MORE ›
Jun
21
See Conservation Awareness Days - Giraffe details

Conservation Awareness Days - Giraffe

Discover, Connect and Take Action for conservation at Blank Park Zoo. Activity stations are available from 10-2. All activities are included with admissions or with...     MORE ›
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