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Family Programs

"Fostering a greater understanding of our natural world through Education, Conservation, Recreation and Discovery."

Education of the natural world is vital. The Great Plains Zoo is committed to providing a fun as well as educational experience for all our guests. Our Education crew offers additional programming that focuses on interaction and education with animals from our team of experienced professionals! 

Personal Education Tour

An Education Specialist will accompany your family (up to 8 people) for one (1) hour while you visit the Great Plains Zoo.  A staff member from the Education team will provide in-depth animal and exhibit information along with animal artifacts for you to touch, answering any questions you may have along the way. 
(This tour is in public areas only and does not include behind-the-scenes access.)

Price: $30 (does not include Zoo admission)

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Private Animal Encounter

Your family (up to 10 people) will meet two (2) Ambassador Animals in our Education Center.  This 20 to 30-minute experience will include an opportunity to touch at least one (1) of the animals. 

Price: $20 (does not include Zoo admission)

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Zoom Meet and Greet 

Enjoy a personal encounter with two (2) Ambassador Animals via Zoom. Once you have signed up, our Education team will contact you and allow you to pick a topic. Based on available animals for that day, our Education Specialists will choose your animals and tell you about them as well as answer questions via Zoom. 
(Only one login at a time, but as many people as desired can be on one screen)

Price: $10 for members/$15 for non-members

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  • 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.