Blank Park Zoo

About Blank Park Zoo

A staple of the Des Moines metro area since 1963 and the only Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoo in Iowa, Blank Park Zoo is the perfect place for your next event. This is definitely not your average venue. If you’re looking for a unique setting for your wedding, anniversary, birthday, rehearsal dinner, picnic, baby shower, meeting, or more, Blank Park Zoo is an excellent choice. Remember, it’s known as Iowa’s Wildest Adventure for a reason!

Venue Details

  • Hosts 40-300 guests
  • Located just minutes from downtown Des Moines
  • Near the freeway and major hotels
  • Customizable menus
  • Beautiful views overlooking the rainforest
  • Option to extend exhibit hours for guests
  • Full beverage service
  • Dance floor
  • Indoor & outdoor spaces


7401 SW 9th St.
Des Moines, IA 50315


(515) 281-4658