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          Zippity Zoo Day


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            Visiting Time


            9 am

            Zoo Opens

            4 pm

            Last Admission

            5 pm

            Zoo Closes

            Wild Wednesdays


            9 am

            Zoo Opens

            6 pm

            Last Admission

            7 pm

            Zoo Closes

            Our Mission:

            Creating connection and inspiring conservation of wild species and spaces.

            Great Plains Zoo is a leader in conservation, education, and discovery in Sioux Falls! The Zoo’s collection includes tigers, giraffe, rhinos, zebras, and an award-winning snow monkey exhibit.

            Humboldt penguin

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            Upcoming Events


            July 13 - Zippity Zoo Day (GPZ)

            July 24 - Scoops & Seahorses (BHA)

            August 10 - Bugapalooza (BHA)

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            "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.
            "Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff."
            – Taylor F.
              squirrel monkey