Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open 9 am - 4 p.m.

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Open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., daily. Advanced Timed-Tickets or Reservations are required for all guests.
Members are free, but must reserve a timed-ticket in advance.
Click here to Learn about our Reopening StrategyClick here for our reopening FAQ

Video conference with animals
Wild Zoo Conference Calls

Make your web meetings WILD with animals from Blank Park Zoo

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Zoo Activities While At Home

Links to fun activities to do at home - both online and offline.

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Aquarium Web Cam
Aquarium Web Cam

Need a break from the news? Enjoy watch the view from the top of the 15,000 gallon salt water reef aquarium.

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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
Blank Park Zoo is home to two female White-Cheeked Turacos (Tauraco leucotis) who are about 2 and 7 years old. These ladies can be found in the Discov...

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Weather @ The Zoo

Current Conditions:

77°

Mostly Cloudy

Forecast:

Wednesday: Chance Thunderstorms, High: 78

Thursday: Thunderstorms Likely, High: 75

Current Conditions:

77°

Mostly Cloudy

Forecast:

Wednesday: Chance Thunderstorms, High: 78

Thursday: Thunderstorms Likely, High: 75

Zoo Events & News

Aug
01
See Gators On The Green details

Gators On The Green

Grab your clubs and hit the green! Gators on the Green is Blank Park Zoo’s annual golf tournament that raises funds to support the Zoo,...     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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