Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$16 adults, $10 children
 

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Open Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$16 adults, $10 children
 

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Halloween Zoo Brew
Halloween Zoo Brew

Lions and tigers and BOOze, oh my! For those 21 and older, grab your best costume and come celebrate Halloween at the Zoo.

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Night Eyes
Night Eyes

It is time for dazzling lights, festive delights and merry-not-scary Halloween nights of Night Eyes at Blank Park Zoo.

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Red Panda
Hope For The Wild - Red Panda

Join us for a virtual program that will tell the conservation story of Red Pandas.

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Night Eyes Volunteers
Volunteer at Night Eyes

Volunteer at Night Eyes, Iowa’s Merry not Scary Halloween event!

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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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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:

64°

A Few Clouds

Forecast:

Tuesday: Partly Cloudy, High: 79

Wednesday: Mostly Cloudy then Slight Chance Rain Showers, High: 76

Current Conditions:

64°

A Few Clouds

Forecast:

Tuesday: Partly Cloudy, High: 79

Wednesday: Mostly Cloudy then Slight Chance Rain Showers, High: 76

Zoo Events & News

Oct
10
See Storytime with Ruby the Reading Red Panda - October details

Storytime with Ruby the Reading Red Panda - October

Join Ruby the Reading Red Panda each month for a special storytime.     MORE ›
Oct
14
See Halloween Zoo Brew details

Halloween Zoo Brew

Halloween Zoo Brew returns this fall for those 21 and over!     MORE ›
Oct
20
See Night Eyes details

Night Eyes

Ready for one of Central Iowa's sweetest family traditions? Roam through enchanted lighting displays, a merry-not-scary treat safari, and enjoy live entertainment and games, all...     MORE ›
Oct
22
See DISCOVER the WILD Days - Vultures details

DISCOVER the WILD Days - Vultures

Join us each month from 10:00 - 2:00 pm, to explore Blank Park Zoo's conservation priorities. DISCOVER the WILD days will allow you to Discover,...     MORE ›
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