Affordable Family Fun for a Whole Year!

A family membership pays for itself in only two visits! A Zoo membership includes free admission for one year, discounts on education activities and special events, and free or discounted admission to over 150 zoos & aquariums in the U.S. and Canada.

Free $10 Gift Card with Membership Purchase!

Now through December 31, purchase a Great Plains Zoo annual membership, and you’ll receive a free $10 gift card to use anywhere at the Zoo. Purchase your membership at the Zoo’s Box Office, call 605-367-7003 or online with code HOLIDAY16. Valid for all membership types. Cannot be combined with other offers. Gift cards cannot be redeemed for cash.

New memberships and renewals can be purchased at the Zoo or online or by completing the Membership Order Form and sending it in.

Gift memberships are not available online at this time. If you would like to purchase a gift membership please visit the Zoo or call 605-367-7003 and we will be happy to assist you.

Membership Benefits

  • 12 months of unlimited admission to the Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History.
  • 15% discount on purchases at the Maasai Market Café, Gift Shop and Farm Store in the Hy-Vee Face-to-Face Farm.
  • 15% discount on ZooCub Classes, ZooCamps and Family ZooZnooze events.
  • Members-only savings on special events like ZooBoo.
  • 15% discount on admission for friends and family.
  • Free or discounted admission to over 150 other reciprocal zoos and aquariums across the country.
  • The satisfaction of helping the Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History foster a greater understanding our natural world through education, conservation, recreation and discovery.
     

Membership Plans

Membership Your Membership Will Admit Guest Passes Cost
Individual One named adult.     N/A $47.50
Individual + One Child One named adult and one named child, age 2 - 18 N/A $57.00
Family or Grandparent Two named adults and up to six named children (or grandchildren) through age 18. Up to four additional youths (ages 2 - 18) may be added for $9 each (a maximum of 10 youths allowed per membership). N/A $95.00
Patron Two named adults and up to six named children through age 18. Up to four additional youths (ages 2 - 18) may be added for $9 each (a maximum of 10 youths allowed per membership). 4 single guest passes $150.00
Benefactor Two named adults and up to six named children through age 18. Plus reduced pricing on pre-paid admission passes. Up to four additional youths (ages 2 - 18) may be added for $9 each (a maximum of 10 youths allowed per membership). 10 single guest passes $325.00
Director's Gold Two named adults and up to six named children through age 18. Plus reduced pricing on pre-paid admission passes. Up to four additional youths (ages 2 - 18) may be added for $9 each (a maximum of 10 youths allowed per membership). 20 single guest passes $650.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Membership FAQs

How can I purchase or renew a Zoo membership?
  1. Online - click on the "Purchase Now" button above.
  2. In person - visit the admissions window at the front of the Zoo, Mon. - Sat., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. from Oct. 1 through March 31.
  3. By phone - call guest services at 605-367-8313, ext. 137 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week. Purchases by phone will be accepted with all major credit cards, including Visa, Master Card, and American Express.
  4. By mail - print and complete membership form and mail it to:
    Great Plains Zoo
    805 S. Kiwanis Ave.
    Sioux Falls, SD 57104

 

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How long is my membership valid?

Your membership is valid for one full year from the time of purchase.

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At what age do you charge admission for youth?

We charge admission for children ages two to 12. Children under the age of two are free.

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Can I loan out my membership card to a family member or friend?

No, your membership card(s) and associated privileges are not transferable to any other individual. To protect the rights of our members, we will ask to see a valid photo I.D., such as a driver's license, at the time of your visit.

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Can I add a nanny to my family Zoo membership?

Yes, a third adult can be added at any time for an additional $11 fee.

Please note: named adults and youths cannot be interchanged within the duration of the membership. The named adults and youths may be updated/changed at time of renewal only.

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When will I receive my membership card(s)?

Membership card(s) are given at the time of purchase or renewal. If you purchased a membership online you will receive a temporary membership card via email and will be issued your permanent card(s) on your first visit to the Zoo.

Please report lost or stolen membership cards to guest services. Membership cards can be replaced for $10 per card.

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How many membership cards will I receive?

The number of cards you receive is determined by the category you have selected, but no more than two.

If you lose your membership card, call guest services to report it lost or stolen. There is a $10 fee per card for replacement cards.

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Can I bring a guest when using my membership?

Your Zoo membership includes the added benefit of a 15% discount on admission for friends and family.
 

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Is my membership transferable?

Your Zoo membership is non-transferable. Adult and youth names can be updated at purchase or renewal time only. Adults and youths are not interchangeable during the duration of the membership.

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How do I enter the Zoo?

You will enter either through the front gateway (open seasonally with limited hours) or enter through the main admission doors into the Delbridge Museum of Natural History. Members must check in at each visit at either the gateway or the admissions window before entering the Zoo.

To protect the rights of our members, we will ask to see your membership card and a photo I.D., such as a driver's license, at the time of your visit.

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