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Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc.

  • Region: North
  • 5452 NE 22nd Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50313
  • Phone: (515) 262-9503
Overview
Amenities
Meeting Facilities
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The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is the state’s largest animal shelter, caring for thousands of pets each year. Events are held regularly to support the ARL’s work promoting pet adoption, humane education, pet training, cruelty intervention and more. Reserve a seat at the Raise Your Paw Auction in the spring, form a team for the Dog Jog 5k, and mingle with kittens at the Cat’s Meow. With eight signature events each year, there is something for every animal lover to enjoy. Learn more and register at ARL-Iowa.org/Events.

Attraction Information
General Information
  • Admission Price: Self-guided tours are free. Guided tours are available for community groups with a maximum of 15 people per group. Tour members must be minimum of 6 years old. We request a $35 donation for guided tours and a few weeks notice. Visit ARL-Iowa.org/tours to schedule yours today!
  • Group Rates: Self-guided tours are free. Guided tours are available for community groups with a maximum of 15 people per group. Tour members must be minimum of 6 years old. We request a $35 donation for guided tours and a few weeks notice. Visit ARL-Iowa.org/tours to schedule yours today!
  • Guides Available:
  • Hours of Operation: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. M-F; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat-Sun.
  • Season: Year-round.
  • Self-Guided Tours:
  • Specialty Tours (Ex: Kid-friendly):: Behind the scenes, Hands on with animals, Kid-friendly
  • Tour Length: 45 min.
  • Tour Times: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. M; 1-6 p.m. T & Thu; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sat.
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description Take a look at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) as your next event venue and support the homeless animals at the same time! With multiple rooms, a dog park, and a horse arena available, we can accommodate corporate and personal events. For more information, visit ARL-Iowa.org/Rentals.
  • Largest Room 2500
  • Total Sq. Ft. 6700
  • Reception Capacity 200
  • Space Notes Rooms available for rent include: Mapes Auditorium and Hubbell Animal Activity Center. Mapes Auditorium is our largest and most popular space and is fully equipped with AV equipment and a kitchenette with full-size appliances.
  • Theatre Capacity 200
  • Banquet Capacity 160
  • Number of Rooms 3
  • Classroom Capacity 110
  • A/V Capabilities? true
  • 10 X 10 Booths 12
  • Outside Catering? true
  • Free Parking? true
  • Wireless Internet Available? true
  • Wireless Internet Notes (fees, etc) The AV package is $150.
Activity Center
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1100
  • Theater Capacity: 75
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
  • Banquet Capacity: 64
  • Reception Capacity: 100
Mapes Auditorium
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2500
  • Width: 50
  • Length: 50
  • Theater Capacity: 200
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 160
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Training Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2500
  • Theater Capacity: 200
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 80
  • Reception Capacity: 200