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Your Great Plains Zoo is an affordable source of fun for the whole family! Throughout the year, we host a variety of events that focus on the cornerstones of our mission: education, conservation, recreation, and discovery. Click on the event you'd like to explore to learn more. Every time you visit your Great Plains Zoo, you help us carry out our mission and save animals from extinction!

2021 Special Event Listing:

Woo at the Zoo

February 13

Animal Enrichment Day 

March 20


April 3

Party for the Planet 

April 24

Cinco de Rhino 

May 8

Black Cherry Skip Day: Rhinopalooza

June 16

Zippity Zoo Day

June 26

Hy-Vee Day at the Zoo

July 17

Expedition ZooFalls

August 5

Animal Enrichment Day & Member Ice Cream Safari

August 28


September 5




October 22-24

Santa at the Zoo

December 4

  • 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.