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Become A Member

Enjoy unlimited free admission and fantastic benefits! All year round!

A Great Plains Zoo membership is your best value for year-round fun! As a member, enjoy the Zoo as often as you wish, whether for the day, an afternoon or an hour – whatever fits your schedule best. Plus, your membership will help support the Zoo's conservation projects in Sioux Falls and around the globe.

Act now to get started! Join or renew today. You can simply click the Join or Renew button below to register your membership. Or, if you’d prefer, sign up for membership when you next visit the Zoo.

Don’t delay! Your membership is activated immediately to let you start enjoying your member benefits right away!

*SPRING DEAL FOR NEW MEMBERS: 10% off new memberships purchased online using code SPRING2020 at checkout. First 150 people to purchase will also be able to pick up a free kangaroo plush from Admissions when we re-open. All memberships will be valid 1-year from when we resume operations, so you won't miss out on any benefits! Offer valid 3/20-3/27 or until supplies run out.

Membership Benefits

As a member, you get all these amazing benefits:

  • Unlimited admission for a full year to the Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History
  • 15% discount on admission for friends and family
  • Discounted admission to 150+ reciprocal zoos and aquariums across the U.S. and Canada
  • 15% discount for food and beverages on site (does not apply to ticketed events)
  • 15% discount on Gift Shop purchases
  • 15% discount on education activities (ZooCub Classes, ZooCamp and others)
  • Free parking
  • Members-only savings on ZooBoo and other special events
  • Free subscription to our Great Plains Zoo e-News
  • Support for conservation efforts for 43 Species Survival Plans, including Amur Tigers, Eastern Black Rhinoceros and Siamang Gibbons.

Purchase Membership


Individual - $55 
(Includes one adult or one child)
Children under 2 years old: Free

Individual Plus - $65
(Includes one adult plus one child under age 18)
Children under 2 years old: Free

Family/Grandparent - $105 
(Includes two adults and up to six children)*
Children under 2 years old: Free

Patron - $150
(Includes two adults and up to six children, plus four single-use guest passes)*
Children under 2 years old: Free

Benefactor - $325
(Includes two adults and up to six children, plus 10 single-use guest passes)*
Children under 2 years old: Free

Director's Gold - $650 
(Includes two adults and up to six children, plus 20 single-use guest passes)*
Children under 2 years old: Free

* Up to four additional youths (ages 2 - 18) may be added for an additional charge (a maximum of 10 youths allowed per membership).  One additional adult may be added for an additional charge.

Gift memberships are not available online at this time. If you would like to purchase a gift membership, please visit the Zoo or call 605-367-7003, and we will be happy to assist you.

  • 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.