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  • Great Plains Zoo Camp

Field Trips

A trip to the Zoo offers students a chance to learn about the world around them in a living classroom. Learn about the critically endangered Eastern Black Rhinoceros and why their horns have contributed to their demise. Discover how giraffes use their 18-inch-long tongues to get food. Find out how special markings called “follow me spots” help Amur Tiger cubs find their mothers in the forest. For a unique experience, add an animal encounter, which will allow your students to get up-close to small animals like a Ball Python, Madagascar Hissing Cockroach or an Eastern Screech Owl. 

For more information or to book your trip, contact us at 605.367.8313 or email

  • 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.