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  • Children feeding goat at the Great Plains Zoo

Group Visits

The Great Plains Zoo offers visitors an up-close look at hundreds amazing animals, from Squirrel Monkeys to Zebras, Bears to Boas, and includes an exciting animal collection often not found in larger zoos: Tigers, Snow Leopards, Giraffe, Rhinoceros, Flamingos and a variety of Primates. We have several opportunities for groups – from guided tours to animal encounters!

Group Visits are for groups of 20 or more guests (not including those under the age of two). Click here for a request form. Once you complete and submit the request form, we will contact you to confirm your reservation. Your Group Visit is not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation email.

*In order to streamline your check-in process and to provide good customer service for all our visitors, we are no longer able to accept Zoo memberships for group visits.   

For more information, contact us at 605-367-8313 or email

Group Visit Request Form

Group Visit Request Form

Group Visits are for groups of 20 or more guests (not including those under the age of two).

Please provide the number of attendees you expect, you will only be responsible for paying for those who come day of your trip.

  • 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.