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We are excited you're looking to visit Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History. Every visit helps us to support hundreds of animals each day, provide educational programs, and work on conservation efforts that save animals from extinction! 
About Your Visit: 
Safer Sioux Falls Pledge
  • Masks are expected to be worn during visits to the zoo. We ask that you please respect our social distancing markers and practice healthy respiratory hygiene (covering coughs, frequent hand-washing) during your visit.
  • Barriers have been placed near some exhibits of animals that are at-risk for COVID-19. We ask that you view these animals from behind the barriers for the health and safety of the animal.
  • Please book all tours or up-close encounters before your arrival at the zoo.
Hours of Operation:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(last admission at 4:00 p.m.)

General Admission Online Ticket Purchase:
Purchase Tickets

*All children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult

Adults (Ages 13-59) $14.00 + Tax
Youth (Ages 2-12) $10.50 + Tax
Infant (Under age 2) Free
Seniors (Ages 60+)/Military/Student (with valid student ID) $13.00 + Tax

Thank you for assisting us in providing you a safe and enjoyable Great Plains Zoo experience!

*Because the Zoo remains open year round, some animals may be off exhibit, and some exhibits may be closed due to weather. The Zoo and Museum are closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day.

  • 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. ┬áThe zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. ┬áMembership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.

    Bill T.