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First 1,000 Children Get a Free Brown Bear Plush at Midco Discount Day

Great Plain’s Zoo visitors will receive discounted admission and children will receive a free gift during Midco Discount Day on Saturday, June 9. From 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., all guests will receive $3 off regular-priced admission, while the first 1,000 children will get a free plush Brown Bear. 

“Families can enjoy a special Zoo visit this weekend thanks to the generosity of Midco,” said Elizabeth A. Whealy, President and CEO of the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History. “We appreciate all the ways that Midco supports the Zoo throughout the year, but this is an especially fun way to kick off the summer season.”

Guests can enjoy various activities throughout the day, including Zookeeper Chats, Giraffe feedings, Savannah Express train rides, and a Bookworms Reading Program at 1 p.m. For a complete list of Saturday’s activities, visit www.greatzoo.org. 

The Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., with the last admission at 6 p.m. Visit the Zoo online at www.greatzoo.org or call 605-367-7003 for more information about the Zoo and Museum.

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The Great Plains Zoo and 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 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
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