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Blank Park Zoo

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

Attraction Information
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General Information
  • Admission Price: Adults, $13; Ages 3-12, $8; Ages 65+, $11; Ages 2 & under, free.
  • Group Rates: See www.blankparkzoo.com for information about group rates
  • 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.
  • 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: Everyday, other seasons hours vary
  • Outdoor Seating Capacity: 250
  • Patio Dining:
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room 1560
  • Total Sq. Ft. 5268
  • Reception Capacity 150
  • Theatre Capacity 200
  • Banquet Capacity 150
  • Number of Rooms 4
  • Classroom Capacity 72
  • A/V Capabilities? true
  • 10 X 10 Booths 10
  • Free Parking? true
  • Wireless Internet Available? true
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

Santa at the Zoo

  • Recurring weekly on Saturday until December 17, 2016
    From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM