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Coming Up at the Zoo                         

Saturday, 11/26 | 5:30-8:30 pm Creative Creatures Art Show ($5 online / $7 walkup)

Saturday, 12/3 | 10 am - 2 pm Santa at the Zoo (included with admission)                                


Fridays at 10:30 am. Join us in the classroom for an animal story, activity, and an animal encounter!  

Soft Play Area

Relax and refresh while the kids play on the indoor soft playground in the Delbridge Museum of Natural History. 

Attraction tickets available online!

*Train & Carousel closed for the season. 

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Sanford Carousel

The custom-designed carousel consists of six horses, three zebras, an elephant, white rhino, gorilla, dolphin, deer, rooster, cheetah - and two panda bears! 

The carousel also has a handicap-accessible bench seat.

Girl riding carrousel at Great Plains Zoo

Savanna Express Train Ride

Tour Africa on the Zoo’s train, the Savanna Express! Enjoy a behind-the-scenes guided tour from our train conductor.

Train ride at Great Plains Zoo

Now offering the GPZ Ride Pass - 6 rides for $15! Add it on when you purchase your tickets online or ask about it at the Admissions window on your next trip to the zoo!

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  • 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.