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Zippity Zoo Day

Zippity Zoo Day Snip

Come one, come all... to Zippity Zoo Day! 

It all kicks off Saturday, June 25 at 9 am. The event ends at 4 pm (last event admission is 3 pm). Special event pricing is in effect – only $5 for zoo members! 

Buy your member tickets!

Buy your non-member tickets!

Zippity Zoo Events included with event admission are inflatables, yard games (including GIANT games with our friends at the Children’s Museum of SD), face painting, chalk in the plaza, watermelon breaks, zookeeper chats, Creature Features, bubbles, entertainment, and more!


Animal watermelon breaks will happen throughout the day, with a couple chances for guests to enjoy some refreshing watermelon, as well!


Scheduled watermelon breaks:

10 am – Rhinos

11:30 am – Brown bears and people

1:30 pm – Galapagos tortoises and people

3 pm – Primates


Train and carousel rides, giraffe feeding, lunch at the Roar café and treats – including special banana split Dippin’ Dots and Icees – will also be available for purchase.

Unlimited use of the obstacle course, bounce houses, and games will all be included in the cost of admission using the special event pricing listed below:

Event Pricing:
Member: $5.00
Adult: $19.50
Youth: $16.00
Senior: $18.50

  • 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.