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Blank Park Zoo

  • 7401 SW 9th Street | Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Phone: (515) 285-4722
  • Region: South
  • Overview

    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.

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  • 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, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. September - May: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., closed 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, Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend; Sept. - May 10 am 4 pm, closed 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
    • Exhibits Space
    • Largest Room 10000
    • Total Sq. Ft. 5268
    • Reception Capacity 350
    • Theatre Capacity 500
    • A/V Capabilities? true
    • 10 X 10 Booths 10
    • Free Parking? true
    • Parking Capacity 500
    • Wireless Internet Available? true
    • Banquet Capacity 350
    • Number of Rooms 4
    • Classroom Capacity 350
    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
    Holmes Foster Events Center
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 10000
    • Theater Capacity: 500
    • Banquet Capacity: 350
  • Location
    7401 SW 9th Street | Des Moines, IA 50315