Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$14 adults, $8 children
 

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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$14 adults, $8 children
 

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Closed Nov. 25, Dec. 24 & 25, Jan. 1

Cassowary
Hope For The Wild - Cassowary

Join us for a virtual event that will tell the story of cassowaries both at the zoo and in the wild.

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Santa
Santa at the Zoo

Santa and Mrs. Claus are 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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Give the Gift of Blank Park Zoo
Give the Gift of the Zoo

Check out these great gift ideas at Blank Park 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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Two Rydables with giraffe on boardwalk
Rydables

Introducing a new way to enjoy Blank Park Zoo - Rydables

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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
Tiger cubs…it’s complicated. Luka and Misha have been determined to be a good match for breeding by the AZA Species Survival Plan but it&...

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Weather @ The Zoo

Current Conditions:

50°

Fair

Forecast:

Thursday: Mostly Clear, High: 56

Friday: Mostly Clear, High: 44

Current Conditions:

50°

Fair

Forecast:

Thursday: Mostly Clear, High: 56

Friday: Mostly Clear, High: 44

Zoo Events & News

Dec
03
See Homeschool Safari - December details

Homeschool Safari - December

Homeschool Safari is now an event for the entire family! Each month, homeschool families will travel through the Zoo to participate in hands-on learning stations...     MORE ›
Dec
03
See Holiday Zoo Brew details

Holiday Zoo Brew

Reindeer, Beer and Holiday Cheer! The 21+ crowd is invited to come out to Blank Park Zoo on Friday, December 3 from 5:30-8:00pm for Silent...     MORE ›
Dec
11
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
13
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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