Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$20 adults, $15 children

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Open Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$20 adults, $15 children

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Visitor Experiences



Member: $2.00
Non-Member: $3.00
(Please note: Train rides for children under the age of two are free, but they must ride with a paying adult.)
Open for the season! (*Weather dependent)


Member: $2.00
Non-Member: $3.00
(Please note: All ages must pay for the ride. Adults may ride for free if standing next to their child riders. All riders must be under the weight of 170 lbs.)

Animal Feeding

Alpaca Acres

Open Daily from 9:30 a.m. to noon. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Season runs from May 25 to September 2, 2024

Blank Park Zoo is thrilled to be partnering with Rusty Stars Alpacas in Winterset, Iowa to bring eight female alpacas to Kids Kingdom in the Zoo. This all new, interactive experience will allow guests to get up close with the herd of alpacas. Guests have the option to feed, sit and interact with the alpacas.
Entrance: $6/person
Feed Cup: $2/feed cup

*Guests must purchase entrance to Alpaca Acres to purchase a feed cup. This experience is in 30 minute increments. Children under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult. This experience is weather permitting.

Parakeet Feeding (*Weather dependent)

Entrance Only/Viewing: $1.00
Entrance with Feed Stick: $3.00
*Limited hours may apply
Opens May 25, 2024

Giraffe Feeding (*Weather dependent) 

One Treat: $3.00
Three Treats: $5.00
*Giraffe feedings are from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. to 3:34 p.m. Please do not touch or pet the giraffes.
Open May 25, 2024 - Sept. 2, 2024

Kid's Kingdom Animal Feed Cup (*Weather dependent)

$3 per 2 oz. cup.​
*Please recycle feed cups in designated buckets.

For your safety, please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before and after feeding an animal.

Joseph Stage

Discover. Connect. Take Action. (*Weather dependent)

Join zoo education to Discover, Connect, and Take Action for the natural world through interactive storytelling.
Tuesdays: 11:30 and 3:00
Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 p.m.

Safari Grill by Hy-Vee - Open Daily (*Limited hours may apply)

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