Great Plains Zoo

‘Every week the numbers have gone up’: Guests are returning to local attractions

Weeks after reopening, we checked in with major visitor attractions to see if guests are coming back.

3 months ago

Great Plains Zoo to reopen next week

The Great Plains Zoo plans to reopen Wednesday, May 20.

4 months ago

Local venues adapt to life during the coronavirus crisis

Have a virtual animal encounter, tour a museum and do an art project: Venues that can’t allow admission are finding ways to offer an experience anyway.

5 months ago

Zoo names interim CEO

A former Good Samaritan Society and Sonifi executive has been named the interim CEO of the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History.

6 months ago

Look inside the new interactive Australia exhibit at the Great Plains Zoo

We got an up-close look at the new Australia exhibit at the Great Plains Zoo.

1 year ago

Great Plains Zoo opens Australia exhibit

Kangaroos, emus and other creatures native to Australia are ready to greet visitors to the latest exhibit at the Great Plains Zoo.

1 year ago

Stay active, save money this fall with GreatLIFE Plus perks

Save money and stay active this fall with these great deals for GreatLIFE members.

2 years ago

Great Plains Zoo finds a margin for its mission

An owl found buried in a gravel truck took flight. Rare tortoises in remote Africa found without food and water were rehabilitated. These stories and more are why the Great Plains Zoo dedicates part of its budget to conservation.

2 years ago

Zoo sets record attendance day thanks to new bear exhibit

The Great Plains Zoo had been building up to it, and the new brown bears helped break it: A one-day attendance record caps off years of solid growth.

2 years ago

Great Plains Zoo announces largest gift ever toward lion exhibit

The Great Plains Zoo has received the largest gift in its history — $1 million from T. Denny Sanford’s foundation.

2 years ago

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