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Blank Park Zoo

  • 7401 SW 9th Street | Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Phone: (515) 285-4722
  • Region: South
  • Overview
    Looking for a room with a rainforest view? At the zoo you can sip a cocktail on the new sea lion deck, dine under the sea or invite the animals to your meeting. Indoor and outdoor facilities and exhibit spaces are available.
  • Amenities
    Attraction Information
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    General Information
    • Admission Price: Adults, $14; Ages 3-12, $8; Ages 65+, $11; Ages 2 & under, free.
    • Group Rates: See blankparkzoo.com for information about group rates.
    • Hours of Operation: Summer: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Everyday, May through September. October - April 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., (October hours may vary due to Night Eyes event; closed Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Day).
    • Season: Year-round; closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year's Day.
    • Self-Guided Tours:
    • Specialty Tours (Ex: Kid-friendly):: Behind the scenes tours are available for an extra fee. They most be booked in advance. See www.blankparkzoo.com for more information.
    General Information
    • Accept Credit Cards:
    • Accept Motorcoach:
    • AV Capabilities: Yes
    • Average Price Lunch: $10
    • Days of Operation: Summer: Everyday, other seasons hours vary
    • Hours of Operation: Summer: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Everyday, May through September. Oct - April 10 am 4 pm, (Oct hours may vary due to Night Eyes event, closed Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Day)
    • Outdoor Seating Capacity: 250
    • Patio Dining:
  • Meeting Facilities
    Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Largest Room 1560
    • Total Sq. Ft. 5268
    • Reception Capacity 150
    • Theatre Capacity 200
    • A/V Capabilities? true
    • 10 X 10 Booths 10
    • Free Parking? true
    • Wireless Internet Available? true
    • Banquet Capacity 150
    • Number of Rooms 4
    • Classroom Capacity 72
    Tamarian
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 348
    • Width: 12
    • Length: 29
    • Banquet Capacity: 20
    Waterfall
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 600
    • Width: 20
    • Length: 30
    • Theater Capacity: 48
    • Classroom Capacity: 24
    • Banquet Capacity: 48
    • Reception Capacity: 63
    Palm
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 600
    • Width: 20
    • Length: 30
    • Theater Capacity: 48
    • Classroom Capacity: 24
    • Banquet Capacity: 48
    • Reception Capacity: 63
    Palm Expanded
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 960
    • Width: 32
    • Length: 30
    • Theater Capacity: 90
    • Classroom Capacity: 36
    • Banquet Capacity: 72
    • Reception Capacity: 100
    Waterfall Expanded
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1200
    • Width: 40
    • Length: 30
    • Theater Capacity: 108
    • Classroom Capacity: 48
    • Banquet Capacity: 112
    • Reception Capacity: 126
    Discovery Complex
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1560
    • Width: 52
    • Length: 30
    • Theater Capacity: 144
    • Classroom Capacity: 72
    • Banquet Capacity: 150
    • Reception Capacity: 163
  • Events

    Dates vary between December 8, 2018 - December 15, 2018

    Santa at the Zoo

    From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    Blank Park Zoo