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    Weather Closure

    Due to the inclement weather, the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History will be CLOSED to the public on 1/15/2021. Read More »

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    Up-Close Encounters

    Feed a Black Rhino or watch our African Painted Dogs in a training session... there's something for everyone! Read More »

  • Becky Dewitz

    GPZ Board Names Permanent CEO

    Becky Dewitz from Minot, ND was chosen to be the new permanent CEO of the Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History. Read More »

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    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 »

  • 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 »

  • Up close to a Snow Monkey

    Snow Monkeys

    See our mischievous group of Snow Monkeys play and interact with each other in their national award-winning exhibit. Read More »

Great Plains Zoo 1639

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

OpenLast admission at 4 p.m.

Our Mission: Fostering a greater understanding of our natural world through education, conservation, recreation and discovery. 

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. 


Adopt An Animal

With hundreds of animals that call your Great Plains Zoo home, it’s no surprise that our costs to care for these wonderful animals is high. In fact, each week your GPZoo spends over $5,000 just feeding our animals! Providing high-quality, professional care is our top priority and we need your help! Each of our animals comes with its own set of dietary restrictions, stimulation interests, habitat requirements, veterinary care needs, and so much more! Adopting one of your #GPZooAnimalCrew is a great way to support some of your favorite animals directly!

  • 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.