Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open and Closed Exhibits

Weather, minor maintenance or animal health issues may cause a change from day to day, so if you are coming to see a specific animal, please call 515-974-2501 in advance to verify..

The following exhibits are generally open everyday:

Please note: due to enhance protocols due to Avian influenza being present in Iowa, most birds will not be viewable. Thank you for your patience as we protect birds from Avian influenza.

Portions of the Zoo's pathways are currently being re-done and small sections may be closed off as they are replaced. 

Aldabra Tortoises (indoor viewing available)
Amur Tiger
Australia Viewing Deck (Walkthrough closed for the season)

Discovery Center - open with enhanced protocol: one-way path, visitors will be required to step-through a foot bath, closed toed shoes recommended
Giraffe (indoor viewing available)
Lions
Otter
Penguins (indoor viewing available)
Rhinos (indoor viewing available)
Seals/Sea Lions
Zebra
GoGo Plaza - Open Weekends
Gift Shop

The following exhibits/attractions are closed:

Addax
African Aviary
Australian Aviary
Bald Eagles
Blue Cranes

Cassowary
Cinereous Vulture 
Critter Corner
Duiker
Flamingos

Face Painting / Glitter Tattoos
Gibbons
Grey Crowned Cranes
Japanese Macaques - Off exhibit for construction
Kids' Kingdom - Closed for maintainence 
Koi Feeding
Kori Bustards
Lemurs
Nyala
Okapi
Red River Hogs
Wallabies
Giraffe Feeding
Parakeet Feeding
Carousel
Train Ride
Hy-Vee's Safari Grill

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