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Expedition ZooFalls: A Celebration of Local Zoo Pride

Thursday, August 5, 2021 5:00 - 9:30 PM

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The Great Plains Zoo welcomes you to our second annual Expedition ZooFalls: A Celebration of Local Zoo Pride! Enjoy an evening at the Zoo after public closure with animals on exhibit, Zookeeper chats throughout the evening, and animal encounters! It will be an unforgettable evening of live music from CoJo & Co., gourmet food, premium drinks, and a silent auction just roaring with GPZoo experiences! With Mitchell Olson as emcee, you're sure to have a great time! Proceeds from the 2021 Expedition ZooFalls will go toward renovating our Black Bear habitat, one of the oldest in the zoo. 

Ticket price: $100/person (includes food vendors and 2 drink tickets-- cash bar available for additional drinks)

Your support at Expedition ZooFalls helps our Zoo: 

  • Renovate the aged Black Bear habitat space.
  • Build momentum for the African Expansion, including a new Lion habitat!
  • Work to save endangered and threatened species, including the Eastern Black Rhino and Amur Tiger.
  • Care for all of the animals the Great Plains Zoo calls home. 

Entry is limited.  If you have questions, email

Purchase Tickets

*Only Premium Expedition Groups have specified seating in a VIP area.

The Zoo & Museum will be closing at 2:00 p.m. (last admission at 1:00 p.m.) on August 5 to prepare for Expedition ZooFalls. 

Want to sponsor this event? Call the Development Department at 605-367-8313 ext 113

  • 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.