Blank Park Zoo’s Wild Lights

So this is something that could be cool if you have younger kids. Blank Park Zoo is having a special Wild Lights festival April 1st thru May 31st that will have light up animals. Cost is a bit expensive I have to admit, but if you are looking for something to take the kids to, you might want to check it out. Here’s some more info.


Enjoy a visually stunning festival of over 35 larger-than-life illuminated animal shaped Asian lanterns designed and fabricated by artisans.

Coming to Blank Park Zoo this April and May, immerse your family in light and culture in a limited capacity, social distance friendly festival.

Blank Park Zoo’s Wild Lights Festival Presented by MidAmerican Energy Company

April 1-May 31 (nightly, Wednesday – Sunday plus Memorial Day)
Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost: $20/person; $18/Zoo member (ages one and under are free)
Packages: four pack tickets: $72 or $64/member
Group tickets: group ticket discounts for groups of 40 or more. Call 515-974-2506 for more information.
Ticket Sales: Member ticket sales start February 19; Public ticket sales begin on February 25


Blank Park Zoo’s Wild Lights Festival Presented by MidAmerican Energy Company is a rain or shine event. No refunds, rain checks or exchanges are available for this important fundraiser. When purchasing tickets online, make sure your email is correct to receive your tickets. Masks are required for all guests ages two and above according to the city of Des Moines mask mandate.

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