Blank Park Zoo

The Blank Park Zoo is home to over 800 species, including giraffes, sea lions and Himalayan snow leopards. The zoo boasts over 20 acres of park grounds, and features natural habitat sections like an Australian Walkabout and an African Boardwalk. Children can enjoy such activities as such as crawling through simulated prairie dog tunnels and feeding, petting and riding some of the animals.

  • The Zoo is in a convenient south Des Moines location, about 1 mile North of the Hwy 65 bypass and about 2 miles east of the Des Moines International Airport.
  • Summer