Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum
Hours & Other Information
Home to 1,000 animals – from anteaters to zebras – the Great Plains Zoo offers up-close views of animals often not found in larger zoos, including giraffes, tigers, rhinos and a jumping, hooting array of primates.
Start your visit by meeting our troop of Snow Monkeys as they loll about their exhibit. Stop by our Asian cat exhibit and see our majestic tigers. Stroll around our African Savannah and visit mom, dad, and baby giraffe. Visit our Hy-Vee Face-to-Face Farm to feed and pet our goats or get a kiss from a sheep with four horns!
During the summer season, take a train ride around Africa (the exhibit, not the continent), or a whirl on the Sanford Carrousel.
The Zoo also includes the Delbridge Museum of Natural History, a one-in-the-world collection of 150 mounted animals, including 38 "vanishing species."
Learn about nature and get up-close to the Zoo’s animal ambassadors during spring and fall ZooCub classes, summer ZooCamps, overnight ZooZnoozes, and traveling ZooMobile programs. The Zoo also offers a variety of family-friendly events throughout the year including Breakfast with Santa, Zippity Zoo Day and ZooBoo.
The Great Plains Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the last admission at 6 p.m. from April through September. From October through March, the Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with the last admission at 4 p.m.
Visit the Zoo's website for more information.
The Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History is owned and operated through a partnership between the City of Sioux Falls and the Zoological Society. The City of Sioux Falls owns the infrastructure, land, and all assets associated with the Zoo and Museum and maintains the grounds in and around the facility. The Zoological Society operates the facility, manages the animal collection, and maintains the grounds within the exhibit. In addition, the Society is a non-profit organization that serves as a fundraising arm for the facility to help further the mission of the Zoo.