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Great Plains Zoo And Delbridge Museum Of Natural History

805 South Kiwanis Avenue

About Us:

As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) the Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History in Sioux Falls, SD strives to fulfill four major objectives: Education, Conservation, Recreation and Discovery.

The Great Plains Zoo features over 1,000 animals from around the world. 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.

The Zoo also includes the Delbridge Museum of Natural History, a one-in-the-world collection of 150 mounted animals including 36 "vanishing species"


Ryan Egan

Friday, March 23, 2018
For a town the size of Sioux Falls this is a very decent zoo. It's well-kept and has a good variety of animals and exhibits. Some exhibits, like the penguins, for example, could use an overhaul. The carousel is great, the train isn't worth it as most of the views you get are of a fence and not of animals/exhibits. Overall, though, this is a clean zoo with interesting things for just about everyone. The taxidermy collection is definitely an impressive one!

Tom Moisuk

Thursday, March 22, 2018
In the summer this place is packed with good reason. There is a lot to see and do and plenty of space for the kids to run around. With the new bear exhibit under construction the walking flow is somewhat disturbed but manageable. At Halloween, the Boo at the Zoo will have as line across the parking lot. The museum has a rotating yearly exhibit like dinosaurs or brain play which can be good fun indoors when the weather outside is crummy. A Membership is definitely worth it.

Steve Nelson

Sunday, May 20, 2018
I love animals and was a little concerned about the enclosures prior to coming to the zoo because of the small city size of Sioux Falls. I am happy to report that my concern was unfounded. The animals were beautiful and looked clean, and well kept. Very fun experience and definitely recommend!!

Lisa Leuning

Thursday, March 8, 2018
This is a nice zoo that you can get through in about three hours. The activities vary depending on the season and the day so make sure to check on this before you go. During the summer on the weekends they have some good options for eating lunch. They have a small train ride and a carousel. A nice petting zoo. The museum is good as well, and doesn’t take too long to get through. You can also bring in food and drink.

Emily Collins

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
They know nothing about service animals. I am type 1 diabetic and they said papers are needed. There are no such things as papers. He was standing by my side, when the girl behind the counter decided to try and get me kicked out all because she knew me from high school. Do not recommend there is nothing to look at here either.

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