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  • Free $10 Gift Card with Membership

    Open 361 days a year, the Great Plains Zoo is a gift that can be enjoyed year-round. Now through December 31, purchase or renew a membership and receive a $10 Zoo gift card. Read More »


    We believe every child deserves a GREAT Zoo! Learn how you can help this holiday season. Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Fortress of the Bears

    The Great Plain’s Zoo’s new “Fortress of the Bears” exhibit, featuring four Brown Bear cubs, is now open. 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

    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

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  • Rare Rhinos of Africa

    The Great Plains Zoo is home to three rare Eastern Black Rhinos, including baby Komati. 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 FSioux Falls
  • 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
  • A really great zoo featuring some exotic species and I liked the focus on conservancy/breeding to preserve species for the rhinos. The safari area's cheetah was awesome to see. During a week day going, it was quite open to walk around and enjoy without too much crowding.

    Joseph H
  • 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