Blank Park Zoo

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Blank Park Zoo


7401 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315, United States



Blank Park Zoo, Savings and Zoo Park Description for 2024

Blank Park Zoo officially started out as the Des Moines Children Zoo in 1966. However, because zoo officials failed to make the needed improvements, it was on the verge of closing until a group of business leaders created a foundation to form the Blank Park Zoo I 1981 and they officially reopened the zoo in 1986 naming it the Blank Park Zoo. One year later, the zoo was accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is actually the only zoo in the state to be accredited. The zoo sets on 25 acres of land and features big cats, primates, panda's, marine animals, bats, and much more. This zoo holds events all year round as well as allows visitors to rent facilities for special events of their own.  

Map of Blank Park Zoo

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Blank Park Zoo Membership

Receive free, unlimited admission to explore and enjoy the Zoo for one year! One summer visit for a family of 4 = $34. A Blank Park Zoo membership is only $89! Or, combine and save with the Science Center of Iowa and Living History Farms.

Benefits include:

  • Free, year-round daytime admission to Blank Park Zoo
  • Reciprocity to nearly 200 zoos and aquariums
  • Free or discounted admission to special events
  • Discounts to WildThings Gift Shop and Safari Grill

Click here to view the complete list of membership categories and its benefits.

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