Blank Park Zoo

7401 South West 9th Street
515-285-4722

Mission:

The mission of the Blank Park Zoo is to inspire an appreciation of the natural world through conservation, education and recreation.


Reviews

Forest Kelly

Rating:
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

This zoo is the perfect size to either take a morning or afternoon with the family. The have both inside and outside exhibits and plenty of animals to see. They've also recently had quite a few babies born within the zoo, which is very exciting! In the summers I recommend checking out Zoo Brew. A fun evening for adults only. Make sure to also stop by when the keepers are doing their animal talks. You can see the animal (usually) a lot better and learn a ton of great facts!

Sam Gastineau

Rating:
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

Wow, this zoo is absolutely amazing considering it's located in a small City compared to larger zoos in New York or San Diego. This place is an absolutely must go if you are looking for a fun weekend to hang out and get some awesome pictures with animals. Icing on the cake is that they offer beer events at the zoo during special events.

O. Oak

Rating:
Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

The zoo is clean and always has good programming going on. It's also good for children. However, it's a small Zoo, so as I've gotten older I've wanted to go less and less. Seeing the animals in such small confinements is really disheartening, and I wish the city would do more to expand the zoo so that the animals could have more rich and vibrant enclosures that mimic their natural environments much more. I just find it more and more frustrating every time I go that the city refuses to give up its golf course so that these animals don't have to live in tiny cages. That's what I end up thinking about every time I go away from this place. So if you're there for an event, or you have kids, it'll be a good half day or 3/4 of a day. But if you're an adult just going because you enjoy conservation or seeing happy animals, this probably isn't the place for you. I'd hold out for Henry Doorly in Omaha.

Michael Renner

Rating:
Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

Excellent mid-size zoo. Diverse collection. The new Africa area is wonderful, and the walk-through wallaby enclosure is very cool. Worth a visit!

stacy strang

Rating:
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

We love visiting here it always seems like they have something new going on. Let's to keep the kids busy and interact with in the animal pens are always clean and well-kept. Food and drinking options are spread throughout the zoo very family-friendly.