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today at the Zoo 9am‑5pm

OpenLast admission at 4:00 pm

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. 

Animals

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.
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