Zoo for All

Zoo for All Program

The Great Plains Zoo’s Zoo for All program gives thousands of socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in our community the opportunity to experience all that the Zoo has to offer by offering free or reduced-price admission.

We recognize the importance of individuals connecting with nature and animals. To increase access to the Zoo for those who could not otherwise afford to visit, the Zoo will provide reduced-price admission.


The Great Plains Zoo is proud to offer the Zoo for All Program to help make the Zoo accessible for all families. All those who participate in programs including South Dakota’s SNAP, Medicaid, TANF, and WIC are eligible to receive a reduced regular Zoo admission rate. Zoo for All has expanded its coverage to residents of Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota.

An individual program card holder can purchase up to two (2) adult and six (6) children discounted general admission tickets per visit, valid for use during normal operating hours on a single calendar day. While there is a limit on the number of tickets they can purchase per single day visit, there is no limit to the number of visits the individual can make in a calendar year using this program.

Reduced price admission is not valid to special or separately ticketed events (e.g., Zippity Zoo Day, ZooBoo), field trips, or group visits.


  • Adult: $3 + tax
  • Youth: $3 + tax
  • Senior: $3 + tax

To receive this reduced admission rate, buy online today or present your program card at the ticket booth. Note: The purchaser will be required to present their program card and a valid government I.D. at prior to using Zoo for All tickets to enter the zoo.

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Thank You to Our Zoo for All Sponsors:

Xcel Energy, Midco, Sammons Financial Group, and Seeds for Success Foundation

Support Zoo for All

The Zoo for All program has already accommodated almost $13,000 in free ticket requests this year - but our fund is dry. Can you help revive our wellspring of generosity for those kids who need it the most?

Will you consider making a donation to Zoo for All? Your gift will knock down barriers and help children experience everything the Zoo has to offer.

  • $1,000 gives free Zoo admission to 23 families of four
  • $250 supports six families of four to come visit the Zoo
  • $50 connects a family of five to an amazing Zoo experience
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