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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
    Restaurants
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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 must be booked in advance. See www.blankparkzoo.com for more information.
    General Information
    • Accept Credit Cards:
    • Accept Motorcoach:
    • AV Capabilities: Yes
    • Average Price Lunch: $
    • Catering Available:
    • 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:
    General
    • Virtual Activities Available:
    • Link to Virtual Activities: https://www.blankparkzoo.com/animals/social-media-links/
  • Meeting Facilities
    Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Largest Room 1560
    • Total Sq. Ft. 5268
    • Reception Capacity 350
    • Theatre Capacity 200
    • A/V Capabilities? true
    • 10 X 10 Booths 10
    • Free Parking? true
    • Parking Capacity 500
    • Wireless Internet Available? true
    • Banquet Capacity 120
    • Number of Rooms 3
    • 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

    September 17, 2020 - October 25, 2020

    Mayor of Blank Park Zoo

    Now thru October 25

    Blank Park Zoo

    September 25, 2020 - September 26, 2020

    Adult Overnight Adventures

    Friday, 6pm - Saturday, 10am

    Blank Park Zoo

    October 9, 2020

    Halloween Zoo Brew - Band to be Announced

    From: 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM

    Blank Park Zoo

    November 13, 2020

    Kid's Night Out

    5:30 pm - 9 pm

    Blank Park Zoo

    Dates vary between September 18, 2020 - December 18, 2020

    Kids Night Out

    From: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    Blank Park Zoo

    December 4, 2020

    Holiday Zoo Brew - Band to be Announced

    From: 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM

    Blank Park Zoo

    December 18, 2020

    Kid's Night Out

    5:30 pm - 9 pm

    Blank Park Zoo

  • Location
    7401 SW 9th Street | Des Moines, IA 50315