The Great Plains Zoo offers visitors an up-close look at more than 1,000 animals, from anteaters to zebras. The 45-acre park offers up-close views of animals often not found in larger zoos, including giraffes, tigers, rhinos and a jumping, hooting array of primates. Watch the playful tiger cubs at the Asian Cat exhibit. Visit "Imara" and "Jubba" at the new “Rare Rhinos of Africa” exhibit. Feed a goat, ride a camel, or get a kiss from a sheep with six horns in the Hy-Vee Face-to-Face Farm. Visit the rambuncious snow monkeys in the "Monkeys, Magic and More" exhibit.
The Zoo also includes the Delbridge Museum of Natural History, a one-in-the-world collection of 150 mounted animals including 38 “vanishing species.”
As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History in Sioux Falls, SD strives to fulfill four major objectives: Education, Conservation, Recreation and Discovery.
Stop in at the Zootpoia Gift Shop to browse a wide selection of zoo memorabilia. Go “wild” shopping for everything from t-shirts and jewelry to plush animals and puzzles.
Read about the new Lion exhibit that will be coming to the Zoo.
Because the zoo remains open year round, some animals may be off display, and some exhibits may be closed due to weather. The Great Plains Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Years Day.