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Become A Member

Enjoy unlimited free admission and fantastic benefits!

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.

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

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 (not applicable on special events such as ZooBoo)
  • 15% discount on admission for friends and family
  • Discounted admission to 150+ reciprocal zoos and aquariums across the U.S. and Canada (please contact the Zoo in question as reciprocal discounts vary from Zoo to Zoo during the COVID-19 pandemic)
  • 15% discount for food and beverages on site (does not apply to ticketed events)
  • 15% discount on Gift Shop purchases
  • Discounted pricing on education classes and camps (such ZooCub Classes, ZooCamp and others) and other activities (Yoga at the Zoo)
  • Free parking
  • Members-only savings on ZooBoo and other special events
  • Email updates regarding upcoming Zoo events
  • Support for conservation efforts including Eastern Black Rhinoceros and the Dakota Skipper.

Purchase NEW Membership     

Renew Existing Membership


Individual - $70 
(Includes one adult or one child)
Children under 2 years old: Free

Individual Plus - $80
(Includes one adult plus one child under age 18)
Children under 2 years old: Free

Senior - $40
(Includes one senior aged 60+)

Family/Grandparent - $130 
(Includes two adults and up to six children)*
Children under 2 years old: Free

Patron - $175
(Includes two adults and up to six children, plus four single-use guest passes)*
Children under 2 years old: Free

Benefactor - $350
(Includes two adults and up to six children, plus 10 single-use guest passes)*
Children under 2 years old: Free

Director's Gold - $700 
(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.

*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.