Find Out What Blue Zoo in Des Moines is Like
Enjoy sea life up close and personal when you touch the smooth backs of stingrays, see Black Tip Reef Sharks swim past, observe a starfish in the touch pool, feed a reptile or walk right into the home of a bird! The educational experiences offered within our interactive aquarium at Blue Zoo Des Moines will provide entertainment for your entire family!
One of our most popular attractions, and rightly so, these water puppies love to be touched and fed. Access to this and all of our exhibits are included in your admission price. Feeding tokens optional.
You can experience the beauty and wonder of these amazing creatures at Blue Zoo! Check these guys out!
How often do you get to step right into the living environment of these intelligent, social friends? Access to this and all of our exhibits are included in your admission price. Feeding tokens optional.
Snakes, tegu, monitors, bearded dragons and more in an interactive environment. So many of our reptiles are rehomed so the size, number and variety of our reptiles may vary by location. We take great pride in rehoming, rehabilitating and providing medical attention to a large variety of animals. Access to this and all of our exhibits are included in your admission price. Feeding tokens optional.
No aquarium is complete without a whole host of interesting and amazing saltwater creatures! Ours includes clownfish, seahorses, jellyfish, angelfish, eel, lionfish and more! You can even touch urchins, shrimp and crabs! Come check it out!
Fresh Water Center!
A family favorite, the Fresh Water Center includes the River Giant Tank, home to some of the largest freshwater fish! You’ll also find archer fish, an electric eel, beautiful discus and axolotl. So many of our fish, especially in are River Giant Tank, are rehomed so the size, number and variety of fish may vary by location. We take great pride in rehoming, rehabilitating and providing medical attention to a wide variety of animals at Blue Zoo.
We take fun, education and play to a whole new level with water play tables and a pirate ship, right inside of Blue Zoo! We’re more than an aquarium, more than a zoo!
Buy Annual & Daily Passes
Visit the interactive aquarium, Blue Zoo! Your Daily Admission Pass gives you access to all animal exhibits! Or choose our Annual passes for access to the aquarium through the year.Get Tickets
Celebrations & Birthday Parties
Come join the fun and celebrate with us! From Birthday Parties to Private Parties, even after hours options, we have it all. Come see what we have to offer here at Blue Zoo!Book Now
Fun & Educational Field Trips
Looking for fun things to do with your students? What better environment to educate and inspire children, than a hands-on, interactive aquarium?Book Now