Blank Park Zoo, located on the south side of Des Moines, Iowa, is a 49-acre zoological park that is dedicated to promoting nature love through conservation, awareness, science, and recreation. As a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, it is the only accredited zoo in Iowa, ensuring that it upholds high animal care and welfare standards. Visitors to the zoo will be greeted by the impressive Meredith Alpine Display, which can be accessed from the central guest lobby. Additionally, the Discovery Center Aquarium features aquatic environments from all over the world, offering visitors a chance to learn about a variety of marine life. The zoo manages a total of 49 acres of land, with 22 acres developed into animal exhibits and facilities. The Discovery Center, in particular, is a must-see, with its breathtaking mountainous and tropical habitats.
Children (2–12years): $12
Adults (13–64 years): $18
Senior Citizens (65+ years): $16