Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open 9a-5p, last admission 4p

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Open 9a-5p, last admission 4p

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Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., daily. Last admission at 4 p.m.
 Please pre-purchase an any day ticket before attending Blank Park Zoo.
Members DO NOT need to reserve a ticket at this time for daytime admission.
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Slip N Slide
Safari Splash

Come to Blank Park Zoo and get read to splash around and take a break from the summer heat.

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Ribbon Festival
Zoo Ribbon Festival

Blank Park Zoo's homage to fun, fair-time activities will have you competing in a ‘rhino-chip’ throwing contest, trying your best gibbon call, and viewing some amazing art.

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Mask Night
Mask Night

This is the perfect time for you to visit the Zoo if you feel more comfortable if everyone in attendance over age 2 wears a mask.

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Virtual Education Programs

Bring Blank Park Zoo right to your screen at home, your library, or anywhere events can be held!

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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
Statement of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Board of Directors On Social and Racial Justice, Inclusion and Equity Adopted June 2, 2020 The kill...

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Weather @ The Zoo

Current Conditions:

83°

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Saturday: Slight Chance Thunderstorms, High: 81

Sunday: Mostly Sunny, High:

Current Conditions:

83°

A Few Clouds

Forecast:

Saturday: Slight Chance Thunderstorms, High: 81

Sunday: Mostly Sunny, High:

Zoo Events & News

Aug
10
See Safari Splash details

Safari Splash

Come to Blank Park Zoo and enjoy multiple splash stations around the Zoo.     MORE ›
Aug
17
See Zoo Ribbon Festival details

Zoo Ribbon Festival

Blank Park Zoo's homage to fun, fair-time activities. Participate in a ‘rhino-chip’ throwing contest, a watermelon-eating event, try out your best gibbon-call, enter your masterpiece...     MORE ›
Aug
20
See Mask Night - August 20 details

Mask Night - August 20

This evening is a perfect time for you to visit the Zoo if you feel more comfortable if everyone in attendance over age 2 wears...     MORE ›
Sep
19
See Walk to Save Animals details

Walk to Save Animals

Blank Park Zoo is proud to announce the start of a brand new peer-to-peer fundraising event, Walk to Save Animals.     MORE ›
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