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Zoo events focus on the cornerstones of our mission: education, conservation, recreation, and discovery.  Every time you visit Great Plains Zoo, you help us carry out our mission and save animals from extinction!

2023 Zoo Events

February 11 | Woo at the Zoo 

March 18 | Animal Enrichment Day 

April 8 | Egg-stravaganza 

April 22 | Party for the Planet

May 6 | Rhinopalooza 

May 14 | Mother's Day (moms get half off admission) 

May 27 | Great Life Summer Kickoff 

June 10 | Flutterfest 

June 18 | Father's Day (dads get half off) 

June 24 | Zippity Zoo Day 

July 1-4 | Heroes Weekend (veterans, military, and first responders get half off) 

July 27 | Zoofari

August 12 | Animal Enrichment Day 

September 30 | Fall Fun

October 27-29 | ZooBoo 

November 11 | Veterans Day (veterans get half off admission) 

November 25 | Creative Creatures Art Show 

December 9 | Santa at the Zoo 

December 27 | Zoo Free 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.  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.