Without zoos, there wouldn’t be anywhere to view penguins sewing tuxedos in their natural habitat. See the dapper side of nature with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $10 for admission for two to Zoo Brew (up to a $22 value)
- $25 for admission for six to Zoo Brew (up to a $66 value)
- $40 for admission for 10 to Zoo Brew (up to a $110 value)
Every Wednesday night in June, July, and August, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Zoo Brew features a new theme and performer. Visitors aged 21 and older can sip frosty beers while listening to live music in the company of the zoo’s exotic wildlife.
Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo educates the public about the wonders of the wild by re-creating far-flung habitats and ecosystems that house more than 1,000 animals and 104 different species ranging from Siberian tigers to hissing cockroaches. Zookeepers lead chats about animals and offer conservation tips, while exhibits include hands-on feedings that allow humans to go face-to-face or nose-to-beak with hungry giraffes and parakeets. Recent new arrivals welcome curious kids to commiserate with the growing pains and early bedtimes of young wallabies, camels, and seal pups, setting a foundation for learning that may be continued in classes designed for those aged 6 months to 5 years.
In addition to raising awareness about the environment, Blank Park Zoo contributes to conservation efforts to preserve the future of native animals and their natural homes. The zoo participates in seven endangered-species breeding programs and donates a portion of admissions proceeds to several different wildlife initiatives.
What some people are buzzing about:
Go ahead, take the kids, but you'll love it! It's a wonderful place to spend the day with family.RomeTown, Tripadvisor, 8/11/12
“Great place! Loved the lion and the tiger”
“At this time of the year the concession is closed so bring your own snacks. This is a perfect time to explore this zoo. It is intimate and not crowded but the...”
“At this time of the year the concession is closed so bring your own snacks. This is a perfect time to explore this zoo. It is intimate and not crowded but the exhibits are first class. I recommend a visit to this zoo with children of all ages. I took 2 of mine: 3 and 18 and they both loved it! Something for everyone!”
“I took my nieces who ate 7 and 9. We all had an amazing time. The staff was wonderful!”
7401 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315Get Directions