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Scout Programs

Girl Scout Daisy Petal at the Zoo

Girl Scout troops can work toward your Clover and Rosie petals at the Great Plains Zoo! Discover how you can use resources wisely and make the world a better place for wildlife as we meet an animal up-close, visit the Zoo and make a fun collage! *This is a drop off event, adults will need to pay Zoo admission to stay.

Girl Scout Brownie Badge at the Zoo

Girl Scout troops can work toward a Brownie Pets badge at the Great Plains Zoo! Explore how to care for different kinds of pets, meet an animal friend up close, and visit a few Zoo animals. You'll also have a chance to make a project to take home for your pet! *This is a drop off event, adults will need to Zoo admission to stay.

Girl Scout Junior Badge at the Zoo

Girl Scout troops can work toward a Junior Animals Habitat badge at the Great Plains Zoo! Explore different animal habitats, meet an animal friend up close, and visit a few Zoo animals. You'll also have a chance to make your own animal "house" to take home! *This is a drop off event, adults will need to pay Zoo admission to stay.

Girl Scout ZooZnooze

Ever wonder what the Great Plains Zoo is like at night? We'll have a pizza dinner, tour of the Zoo after dark, participate in fun activities, meet an animal visitor and watch a movie, all before bed! In the morning, you'll have breakfast and take another tour, this time to watch the Zoo wake up! Girl Scouts will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. No tag-a-longs.

  • 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
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