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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Snow Monkeys

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

  • ZooBoo

    Join us for our annual ZooBoo, three evenings of spooktacular trick-or-treating at the Great Plains Zoo! Tickets on sale now for October 25, 26, & 27! Read More »

Great Plains Zoo 1639

today at the Zoo

Open 10am‑5pmLast admission at 4 p.m.

Home to more than 1,000 animals from 137 species, 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 is not often found in mid-sized zoos and 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.