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Great Plains Zoo to Host Zippity Zoo Day on July 7

July 6, 2018

The Great Plains Zoo will be rocking on Saturday, July 7 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 Chats, and opportunities to get up-close to Zoo animals. Zippity Zoo Day is free with Zoo admission.

The Zippity Zoo Day schedule will include:

  • Music from DJ Sieff, face painting, carnival games and inflatables throughout the event (Primate Lawn)
  • Zookeeper Chats 
    • Brown Bear at 10:30 a.m. (Fortress of the Bears Exhibit)
    • Brown Bear at 1:30 p.m. (Fortress of the Bears Exhibit)
    • Komodo Dragon at 3 p.m. (Komodo Dragon Exhibit)
  • Creature Features at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (Zoo Plaza)
  • Feed a Giraffe ($5) at 11:30 a.m. (African Savannah)
  • Bookworms Reading Program at 1 p.m. (KELOLAND Education Center)
  • Primate animal feeding at 2 p.m. (Primate Building)

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, or call 605-367-7003 for more information about the Zoo and Museum.


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 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.