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Solomon's CastleBlank Park Zoo, The Blank Park Zoo is the only accredited zoo in the state of Iowa. There are 104 different animal species and 1,484 animal specimens cared for at the 22-acre zoo.

Blank Park Zoo not only features a wide variety of animals  housed in natural settings but is dedicated to educating the public about the different species. Blank Park Zoo also succeeds at generating fun experiences for children, such as crawling through simulated prairie dog tunnels and feeding, petting and riding animals

Ever consider becoming a member at Blank Park Zoo? Members receive 10% off every rental all year long! Blank Park Zoo has both indoor and outdoor facilities that can accommodate groups from 5 to 500! From early morning meetings to renting the entire Zoo after hours, we can guarantee a unique event experience at Iowa’s Wildest Adventure.

Catering. Satisfy your hunger with a delicious meal catered by Johnny's Italian Steakhouse. Choose from their menu, or contact the catering manager at 515.974.2535. If you have a question about concessions at the Zoo, call 515-974-2535.

Please contact us to learn more about rentals, weddings, and birthdays at the Zoo. We look forward to hosting your next event.

 

Blank Park Zoo
7401 Sw 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 285-4722
May - September: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
October-April: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & NY's Day
Children (2 years and under) - Free
Children (3 – 12 years) - $6.00
Adults (13 – 64 years) - $11.00
Senior Citizens (65+ years) - $9.00 
Group Rate and Motor Coach Tours available for groups of 20 or more.

 

 

 



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