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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.

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.

Purchase Membership

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 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.
  • 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.