For the safety of the animals, no outside food or drink is allowed in the Zoo. Water may be brought in and we provide several water bottle fill stations on grounds. Picnic grounds are available at Blank Park, just north of the parking lot. Concessions inside the Zoo are operated by Hy-Vee throughout the summer.
Photography of the animals is permitted (and encouraged) at Blank Park Zoo. Commercial photography, that is photography for publication or for economic or other gain needs prior written consent of the Blank Park Zoo Foundation. Call 515-285-4722 for more information.
For the health and safety of our animals and guests, Blank Park Zoo is smoke, vapor and tobacco free.
Please recycle beverage bottles in the recycling bins located throughout the Zoo and paper maps in the bins as you exit.