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Activities and Shows

Bookworms Reading Program

Join local celebrities or Zoo Educators for a free story time and animal encounter.

  •  Saturdays at 1 p.m.
  • Location: KELOLAND Education Center at the Great Plains Zoo
  • Cost: Free with Zoo admission. 

Creature Features

Meet some of our Education animals at these daily encounters, presented by our Junior Zookeepers!

Closed for the season.

Giraffe Feedings

Looking for a one-of-a-kind experience? Feed a Giraffe at the Zoo! Giraffe feedings are available on weekends throughout the summer (weather permitting).

Closed for the season.

Watch A Zookeeper Feed an Animal

Watch a Zookeeper feed a Primate at our daily animal feedings.

Closed for the season.

Zookeeper Chats

Learn more about your favorite animals and meet some of the people who take care of the animals during daily Zookeeper Chats.

Closed for the season.

  • 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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