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Science Safari

Science Safari is a full-day, drop-off program for children ages 6 - 9 led by our Education Specialists. The program will run from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and will include Zoo tours, up-close animal encounters and fun activities that will engage bodies AND brains! Snacks will be provided but children will need to bring their own sack lunch. The cost is $32 plus tax for Zoo members and $38 plus tax for non-members.

Advanced registration is required, and space is limited. 

February 15
Beasts with Backbones (vertebrate taxonomy)

More details coming soon!

March 11
Brain Games (animal-related logic games and puzzles)

More details coming soon!

April 19
Animal Defenses

More details coming soon!

  • 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