Blank Park Zoo

The Blank Park Zoo houses 22 aces in Des Moines, Iowa. Accredited in 1987, Blank Park is the only accredited zoo in the state by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Nestled near historic Fort Des Moines, the zoo contains many different types of exhibits to engage and delight its visitors.

The Cave Exhibit showcases nocturnal animals like scorpions and hissing cockroaches in their natural environments, while the aquarium and aviaries offer tropical birds and fish. The Kids Kingdom is unique to the park, with a petting zoo, mazes, slides, and fossil excursions for the zooÕs littlest visitors.


Blank Park Zoo Coupons

Blank Park Zoo coupons will help you get the most of your zoo experience. There are several Blank Park Zoo discounts that can be found online.

You can enjoy discounted group rates for groups of 20 or more people. Be sure to call before you arrive at the zoo. They need advanced notice for large groups and group discounts.

Certain times of year, there are special Blank Park Zoo discounts for active and veteran military members, including free admission and reduced admission for their guests. Call ahead to see if the zoo is offering these coupons at the time of your visit.

Membership to the Blank Park Zoo costs $89 for an entire family. Park membership allows unlimited daytime access for one year, and additional discounts for special events, gift shop purchases, and zoo education classes. Blank Park Zoo membership is linked with over 200 reciprocal aquariums and zoos, which may entitle you to reduced or free admission at other locations.


Hotels Near Blank Park Zoo:

Hotels near the Des Monies and Blank Park Zoo include the Double Tree Des Moines Airport, Days Inn, and the Magnuson Hotel. You can book any of these zoo hotels through the Blank Park website, Ask to see if any are offering special Blank Park Zoo packages.

Zoo Hours

Blank Park Zoo Hours:

May through September, the zoo is open from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM.
October through April, the zoo is open from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

Blank Park Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Zoo Info

Prices for Admission:

Adults 13-64: $11.00
Children 3-12: $6.00
Children 2 and under: Free
Seniors 65 and older: ?$9.00

Adults 13-64: $7.00
Children 3-12: $3.00
Children 2 and under: Free
Seniors 65 and older: ?$6.00


Phone Number: 515-285-4722

If you headed to Blank Park Zoo from Des Moines, follow Army Post Road to SW 9th. The zoo will be less than a quarter mile on your right. Follow the signs for entrance to the zoo. The redesigned parking lot offers a play area, picnic shelter, and free animal exhibit.


Blank Park Zoo Jobs:

Currently, there are no full or part time openings for Blank Park Zoo jobs. However, there are seasonal opportunities, including guest services positions and Summer Safari teachers. To apply for Blank Park Zoo jobs, visit and submit your qualifications directly via their website.

Blank Park Zoo is located in the southern regions of Des Moines, Iowa, right near historic Fort Des Moines. If youÕre traveling with children, be sure to visit the Science Center of Iowa, which opened in 2005, and includes a mind-boggling domed IMAX theatre. The Des Moines Botanical Center is home to over fifteen thousand plants, with exotic and tropical varieties blooming at different times around the year. Finally, if the zoo just wasnÕt enough, you can visit the Iowa Primate Learning Sanctuary, which studies apes on 230 acres of land and is open for public tours.