June 15, 2017
The Great Plains Zoo will be rocking on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. for its annual summer children’s carnival, Zippity Zoo Day. The fun-filled family day includes children’s music from DJ Sieff, inflatable jumpers, face painting, carnival games, Zookeeper talks, and opportunities to get up-close to Zoo animals.
“Zippity Zoo Day continues to be an event that families look forward to attending year after year,” said Elizabeth A. Whealy, President and CEO of the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History. “It’s an entertaining day of music, games and inflatables coupled with opportunities you can only find at the Great Plains Zoo.”
Zippity Zoo Day schedule will include:
• Music from DJ Sieff, face painting, carnival games and inflatables throughout the event (Primate Lawn)
• Zookeeper Chats
o Koala at 10:30 a.m. (Koala Wilds Exhibit)
o Amur Tiger at 11:30 a.m. (Asian Cat Exhibit)
o Koala at 1:30 p.m. (Koala Wilds Exhibit)
o Black Bear at 3 p.m. (Black Bear Exhibit)
• Creature Features at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (Zoo Plaza)
• Bookworms Reading Program at 1 p.m. (KELOLAND Education Center)
• Primate animal feeding at 2 p.m. (Primate Building)
• Feed a Giraffe ($5) at 2 p.m. (African Savannah)
Zippity Zoo Day is free with Zoo admission. The Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Visit the Zoo online at www.greatzoo.org or call 605-367-7003 for more information about the Zoo and Museum.
About the Great Plains Zoo
The Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a greater understanding of our natural world through education, conservation, recreation and discovery. The Great Plains Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) – a leader in wildlife conservation. Less than 10% of animal institutions in the United States have met the high standards for AZA accreditation.
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.