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Adult Programs

Insider Information Tour

Experience the Zoo with an expert at your side!  One of our Education staff will lead the group to many of our most popular exhibits and will provide in-depth information about our animals and their care.  The Insider Information Tour begins at 8 a.m., an hour before the Zoo opens, providing a look at the Zoo as the day begins.  This adults-only tour is limited to 10 people and concludes at 10 a.m.   Please note that the tour is in public areas only and does not include behind-the-scenes access.

Members: $10 per person
Non-Members: $20 per person
Non-member price includes Zoo admission. 

Advanced registration is required.  Registration closes 24 hours before the program begins.

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Upcoming Dates:

Saturday, May 21

Saturday, June 11



Want to have your own Personal Tour?

One-hour Personal Tours are available daily, during Zoo hours, year-round based on educator availability. Please make your reservation at least two days in advance. For reservations, fill out the form here and request “Personal Tour Only” or contact our Education Department at 605-367-8313, ext. 233.  (Phone reservations are recommended within a week of the requested date.)

  • 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.