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Hy-Vee Serving Free Lunch at the Great Plains Zoo on July 21

July 20, 2018

Enjoy a free lunch and family fun at the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History on Saturday, July 21 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Hy-Vee Day at the Zoo.

The free lunch, courtesy of Hy-Vee, will feature hot dogs, chips, watermelon, cookies and bottled water. Families can also enjoy up-close animal encounters, a stilt walker and visits from the Zoo’s mascots. Hy-Vee Day at the Zoo is free with Zoo admission. 

“Generous partners like Hy-Vee are essential in helping us fulfill our mission of connecting families with the natural world,” said Elizabeth A. Whealy, President and CEO of the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History. “Hy-Vee Day at the Zoo is an annual visitor favorite. Adults and children come year after year for a delicious free lunch and a day of family fun at the Zoo. ”      

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.