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          Visiting Time

          9 am

          Zoo Opens

          4 pm

          Last Admission

          5 pm

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          9 am

          Zoo Opens

          6 pm

          Last Admission

          7 pm

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          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.

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          Upcoming Events

          June 8 - World Ocean Day (BHA)

          June 17 - 22 - World Pollinator Week (BHA/GPZ)

          June 22 - Flutterfest (GPZ)

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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.
          "The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. Memberhip offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country."
          – Bill T.
            squirrel monkey