Affiliations
Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District (ZMD)

The Missouri Botanical Garden is a member of the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District (ZMD). The ZMD is a property tax-supported district governed by an eight member Board of Directors, each appointed for a four-year term by the Mayor of the City of St. Louis and by the St. Louis County Executive. Learn more

American Association of Museums (AAM)


The Missouri Botanical Garden is accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM). AAM Accreditation is a widely recognized seal of approval that brings national recognition to museums, regardless of their size or location. Since the first museums were accredited in 1971, the AAM Accreditation Program has recognized museums’ commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards, and continued institutional improvement. Learn more

Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)


The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. With its more than 200 accredited members, the AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. Learn more