Support the Zoo - Blank Park Zoo

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The mission of the Blank Park Zoo is to inspire an appreciation of the natural world through conservation, education, and recreation.

By supporting the Blank Park Zoo, you play a crucial role in that mission. Your support helps the Zoo:

  • Host over 380,000 Zoo guests, including residents from every county in Iowa
  • Care for over 2,800 animals
  • Provide formal education programs to more than 115,000 people annually
  • Take part in conservation projects worldwide
  • Care for 11 participants of the Species Survival Plan (SSP), which manages endangered species
  • Remain an educational resource for the entire state of Iowa

There are several ways to begin your support!

Give to the Zoo
Join an exclusive group of Blank Park Zoo donors and help support the Zoo's operations by providing direct funding to program and projects.

Corporate Sponsors and Partners
For businesses who want to give back. You help support the Zoo's mission by providing direct funding to programs and projects. In return, your company will receive special benefits and recognition.

Planned Giving
Planned giving is an excellent way to ensure a bright future for the Zoo. You can join us in our fight against extinction and play an integral role in helping us leave a wildlife legacy for future generations.
A unique giving program for classrooms & schools.  Teachers Click Here
Blank Park Zoo Animal Wish List
A unique way to support the Zoo's animals.
Come see what everyone's roaring about! The Blank Park Zoo is looking for energetic individuals who want to volunteer in a fun and exotic environment.
Adopt an Animal
Adopt a Blank Park Zoo animal and become a zoo parent! This is fun and unique way to support the Zoo’s animal conservation efforts and create a special bond with one of your favorite Zoo animals.
Behind the Scenes
Enjoy an exclusive tour with Zoo staff behind the scenes.
Become a Zoo Member
Buy a Blank Park Zoo Pass! Benefits of a ZooPass include: Free Blank Park Zoo admission, discounted admission to over 160 other zoos and aquariums, 10% discount at Wild Things Gift Shop, discounts on Summer Safari Classes, and members-only previews and events.
Attend an Event
There is always something happening at the Zoo. Don’t miss it!
Financial & Leadership Information
View Blank Park Zoo's Annual Reports, Audits and IRS Form 990.



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