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Facility Rentals

Host a wild event at the Great Plains Zoo!  Plan your company picnic, family reunion, or corporate event during Zoo hours, or host your event after the Zoo is closed, with private access for your guests!     

DAYTIME EVENTS

Daytime Event Packages are available for groups from 15 to 500 people.  These packages include three hours of exclusive access to an outdoor event area (plus an hour for set-up and decoration), tables, chairs, and linens, and a Zoo Event Coordinator on-site to help with the details!  You will also have access to discounted Zoo admission for your guests (Zoo admission is required for all daytime events).   For an additional fee, you can extend your event to all day access to your event area for the entire time the Zoo is open.

AFTER-HOURS EVENTS

After-Hours Event Packages are available for groups up to 300 people.  These packages include three hours of private access to your outdoor event area (plus an hour for set-up and decoration), Zoo admission for your guests, and a Zoo Event Coordinator on-site to help with the details!  Most of our After-Hours Event packages include some of the Zoo animals on exhibit for your guests to view.  You will also have access to a range of rental items including tables, chairs, and linens. 

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

An event at the Zoo means additional options to extend the fun and enhance your experience!  Ambassador Animals can greet your guests or deliver an exclusive 30-minute presentation.  Provide a Farm Feeding Experience for your guests with a bucket or two of feed for the Hy-Vee Face-to-Face Farm animals.  Go for a ride on the Savannah Express Train or the Sanford Carrousel with rides ticket bundles or unlimited rides packages!  (Availability of these experiences varies seasonally and will depend on the specific event package selected.)

DISCOUNTED ADMISSION

Want to provide a day at the Zoo for your employees or patrons without the picnic?  We have options for discounted admission and rides tickets without booking an event package.  Ask about our options!

READY FOR A WILD TIME?

For pricing and package details, click HERE .  For more information, to request a showing, or to start your reservation, contact us at education@gpzoo.org or call 605.367.8313 ext. 233.


 

 

  • 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.
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