Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History

Sioux Falls, SD

Where are we going?

Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History
805 S Kiwanis Ave
Sioux Falls
SD 57104


What is there to do?

It's all about the animals and learning fun at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History

This fun family day out destination in Sioux Falls is home to 1,000 amazing animals, representing 137 species – from anteater to zebras. It's here the family can enjoy up-close views of these animals from all over the world. You can meet a giraffe, see the tigers play, rhinos in their element and a jumping, hooting array of primates in the award-winning Snow Monkey exhibit. 

You can see animals from North America that you might be very familiar with, including the impressive black and brown bears, iconic American bison, and even the red wolf. 

Africa comes to life with the zebra, wild dogs, and even animals you may not have heard of before, including the Eastern bongo. 

The family can even enjoy a taste of Asia with the endangered snow leopard and amur tiger. 

The Zoo also includes the Delbridge Museum of Natural History, a rare collection of 150 mounted animals, including 38 “vanishing” species. This was donated from a private collection back in the 1940s to 1960s, when the animals were hunted legally. Today, kids can see these creatures up close, and also continue their learning experience.

A fascinating and WILD day out in South Dakota, where animals and education come together!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $12.75 + Tax

Children: Ages 2-12: $9.25 + Tax

Discount: Seniors: $11.75 + Tax

Free Under: 2 years


Need a little extra help?

Wheelchairs are available at no charge from Guest Services on a first come first serve basis. Photo I.D. required.


When can we go?

Summer: 9am - 7pm Mon - Sat, 11am - 7pm Sun. Times for other seasons vary so check online before you go (Last admission 1 hr before close)

Open daily except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve/Day & New Year’s Day


Any top tips?

When you arrive check any listings for feedings, shows and activities happening. Most are seasonal, but if they are open, plan your day around them! You could see a Zoo Keeper chat, feed a giraffe or enjoy story time

I’m Hungry!

Grab a soda or a snack at the Maasai Market Café (Seasonal) or the Gift Shop's Coffee Bar (year-round). Maasai Market Café serves a variety of food including cheeseburgers, chicken strips, pizza, corn dogs, nachos, popcorn, pretzels, and ice cream. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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