Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

View All Rates ›

Capital Campaign Giving

Give to the Zoo – The Wild About Animals Capital Campaign

The Blank Park Zoo’s, $15 million, Wild About Animals Capital Campaign is currently underway! 

By expanding Blank Park Zoo – building new exhibits, improving old ones, increasing our education outreach and strengthening our conservation message – we are creating a unique and fun environment that improves our quality of life and are facilitating those necessary connections that will impact positive local and global change. The “new” zoo will bring more people and more dollars into our state while preserving endangered species, educating thousands about conservation and inspiring delight and wonderment among children and adults.

Six Key Pieces of Expansion (click here to read through our Capital Campaign Case Brochure)
1)      Gateway to Africa (view Africa file)
2)      Australian Adventure (view Australia file)
3)      AH Blank Park Entrance (view Entrance file)
4)      Discovery Center & Plaza (view Discovery Center file)
5)      Hands-on Interactive Educational Components (view Interactives file)

Gifts of all sizes are needed. The contributions of many will combine to form a solid foundation of support. Together, we can build a new world-class zoo. 

The Capital Campaign will increase the Zoo’s critical role in the growth of Iowa tourism, economic development and workforce development. 

Make a donation today

To learn more about the project and detailed information on giving to the campaign, please contact:

Amanda Nuzum, Chief Development Officer, at 515.974.2593 or

Your contributions to the Wild About Animals capital campaign are invaluable to its success. Your gift today, will make help expand the zoo for our ever growing and diverse community. Together, we will give Iowa a world-class zoo.

Click here to view our Capital Campaign Video and see even more expansion details!
Click here to make a capital gift online.

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