The mission of the Blank Park Zoo is to inspire an appreciation of the natural world through conservation, education, research and recreation.
Blank Park Zoo has been a part of the Des Moines metro community since 1963. Read about the highlights in the Zoo's exciting history.
Blank Park Zoo is pleased to be the only AZA accredited zoo in the state of Iowa. Learn about the mission and importance of being a part of the AZA organization.