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Affordable Family Fun For The Whole Year

A family membership pays for itself in only two visits! A Zoo membership includes free admission for one year, discounts on education activities and special events, and discounted admission to over 150 zoos & aquariums in the U.S. and Canada.

Free $10 Gift Card with Purchase of a Zoo Membership
Open 361 days a year, the Great Plains Zoo is a gift that can be enjoyed year-round. Now through December 31, purchase or renew a membership and receive a $10 Zoo gift card. Visit or call the Zoo’s box office, or redeem online using the code HOLIDAY18

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.

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Membership Plans

   $55 - Individual (one adult or one child)
   $65 - Individual PLUS (one adult plus one child under age 18)
$105 - Family (two adults and up to six children in the same household)*
$105 - Grandparent (two adults and up to six children)*
$150 - Patron (two adults and up to six children, plus four single guest passes)*
$325 - Benefactor (two adults and up to six children, plus 10 single guest passes)*
$650 - Director's Gold (two adults and up to six children, plus 20 single guest passes)*
*Up to four additional youths (ages 2 - 18) may be added for $20 each (a maximum of 10 youths allowed per membership).

  • 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 FSioux Falls
  • 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
  • A really great zoo featuring some exotic species and I liked the focus on conservancy/breeding to preserve species for the rhinos. The safari area's cheetah was awesome to see. During a week day going, it was quite open to walk around and enjoy without too much crowding.

    Joseph H
  • 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