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  • Expedition ZooFalls

    Expedition ZooFalls

    The Great Plains Zoo has a new adventure in store! Join us on Wednesday, August 12, for an unforgettable evening that will benefit the heart of Great Plains Zoo: Animal Care. Learn More »

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    Summer Pass Program

    Learn how qualified families can take advantage of the FREE Pavilion Zoo Summer Pass now through September! Read More »

  • Lion

    Lion Habitat

    Join us in "Building Our Community Pride." This multi-phase campaign will enable visitors to see a pride of up to 10 Lions, including cubs. Read More »

  • Giraffe

    Virtual GPZoo

    Join us for an inside look at the animals, the staff, and the stories that make up your Great Plains Zoo right from the comfort of your home! Read More »

  • Up close view of giraffe

    African Savannah

    Did you know that Giraffe are the world's tallest mammal? The Zoo's Africa exhibit provides up-close viewing opportunities for animals like Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy's Zebra and African Wild Dogs. Read More »

  • Eastern Black Rhino at Great Plains Zoo

    Rare Rhinos of Africa

    The Great Plains Zoo is home to three rare Eastern Black Rhinos. Learn about these critically endangered species in the Zoo's "Rare Rhinos of Africa" exhibit. Read More »

  • Fortress of the Bears

    Fortress of the Bears

    The Great Plains Zoo’s “Fortress of the Bears” exhibit features four playful Brown Bears. The project renovated and expanded one of the Zoo’s oldest and most popular exhibits. Read More »

  • Amur Tiger hiding behind rocks

    Asian Cats

    Did you know Tigers can eat up to 100 pounds of meat in one meal? Learn more about the Zoo’s Amur Tigers. Read More »

  • Kids feeding goats at a petting farm in Sioux Falls

    Hy-Vee Face-to-Face Farm

    See animals up-close in the Hy-Vee Face-to-Face Farm. Feed a new friend and interact with rare breed goats, sheep and alpacas! Read More »

Great Plains Zoo 1639

today at the Zoo (10:00am-5:00pm)

OpenLast Admission: 4 p.m.

The Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History is a source of affordable family fun and education in Sioux Falls! The Zoo’s collection includes Tigers, Giraffe, Rhinos, Zebras, and a national award-winning Snow Monkey exhibit. 


  • Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.

    Taylor F.
  • We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.

    Robin A.
  • Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.

    Stephanie N.
  • The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world.  The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones.  Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.

    Bill T.