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Become A Member

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 Purchase Membership button below to register your membership. Or, if you’d prefer, sign up for membership when you next visit the Zoo. Your membership is activated immediately to let you start enjoying your member benefits (including reciprocal membership to other AZA zoos) right away! 

Purchase NEW Membership     

Renew Existing Membership

Membership Types

  • Individual - Includes 1 adult OR 1 child
  • Dual - Includes 2 individuals 
  • Senior - Includes one senior aged 60+
  • Family - Includes 2 adults and up to 4 children

Membership Levels & Benefits

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The Pride Circle

The Pride Circle represents some the most dedicated individual supporters of our organization who connect with our mission and champion our efforts within the community. As a member, you’ll be supporting our unparalleled veterinary care, training and enrichment, educational outreach programs across the region, and conservation initiatives at home and across the globe.

With an annual gift of $1,000 or more, you’ll become a part of our Pride Circle. Pride Circle members may receive the following benefits:

  1. A Monarch level family membership with associated benefits and 2 guests per visit
  2. Exclusive Pride Circle Events
  3. Exclusive Pride Circle Bi-Yearly Newsletter
  4. VIP Conservation Conversation Access


Join the Pride Circle!

Memberships are non-refundable. Memberships are intended for family visits and cannot be utilized for field trips and group visits. Thank 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.