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Blank Park Zoo

Region: South
  • 7401 SW 9th Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Phone: (515) 285-4722
  • Fax: (515) 974-2590
  • Website

Blank Park Zoo is "Iowa's Wildest Adventure!" Experience the wonders of nature found in the tropical rainforests, Australian Outback and Africa. The zoo offers educational classes, tours and rental facilities.

Attraction Information

General Information
  • Season: Year-round, closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year's Day.
  • Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun-Sat, May 1 - September 30; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sun-Sat, October 1 - April 30.
  • Admission Price: Adults, $11; Ages 3-12, $6; Ages 65+, $9; Ages 2 & under, Free.

Blank Park Zoo Meeting Facility

  • # of Rooms: 4
  • Total Sqft.: 5,268
  • Largest Room: 1,560
  • Theatre Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 150
  • Classroom Capacity: 72
  • Reception Capacity: 150
  • 10 X 10 Booths: 10
  • Wireless Internet Available?:

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Tamarian 12 X 29   0     348     0     0     20     0  
Waterfall 20 X 30   0     600     48     24     48     63  
Palm 20 X 30   0     600     48     24     48     63  
Palm Expanded 32 X 30   0     960     90     36     72     100  
Waterfall Expanded 40 X 30   0     1,200     108     48     112     126  
Discovery Complex 52 X 30   0     1,560     144     72     150     163  

Zoodlers!

  • March 11, 2014 - April 17, 2014
  • Location: Blank Park Zoo
  • Address: 7401 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315

Blank Park Zoo is excited to announce the return of Zoodlers!, a 6-week series of classes. Children attend every Tuesday & Thursday from March 11 ... View Details

Eggstravaganza

  • April 19, 2014
  • Location: Blank Park Zoo
  • Address: 7401 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315

A spring tradition for all of Des Moines, Eggstravaganza is an event for the entire family. Featuring photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, craft... View Details

Zoo Brew

  • June 04, 2014 - August 27, 2014
  • Location: Blank Park Zoo
  • Address: 7401 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Zoo Brew is back! For those 21 & over, Blank Park Zoo comes to life after hours every Wednesday in the summer. This popular event features a varie... View Details

Campout at the Zoo

  • June 13, 2014 - June 14, 2014
  • Location: Blank Park Zoo
  • Address: 7401 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Gear up! Pack your bags and prepare for an overnight unlike any you’ve had before. Enjoy creatures of the zoo at night at the Campout at the Zoo... View Details

Adventure Days Festival

  • July 11, 2014 - July 12, 2014
  • Location: Blank Park Zoo
  • Address: 7401 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Join us for this new two day twist on Adventure Days! On Friday, Jully 1 (Zoo Members only night) & Saturday, July 12, the Zoo will be buzzing wit... View Details

Bridal Sneak Peek

  • August 29, 2014
  • Location: Blank Park Zoo
  • Address: 7401 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315

Enjoy cocktails and appetizers as you meet with our on-site coordinator, caterer, and the Zoo's preferred vendors. Our newly renovated reception space... View Details

Offer Title Start Date End Date Offer Details
$1 off children's admission 01/01/2014 12/31/2014 $1 off children's admission; Not valid with any other offer. Not valid for special events or school field trips. No cash value.

The Parent Organization of the Des Moines Area Sports Commission
400 Locust Street, Suite 265, Des Moines, IA 50309-2350 (800) 451-2625
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