Admission & Hours

Experience the ocean and rainforest in land-locked South Dakota.

Admission

Infant (0-1)

Free

Youth (2-17)

$10.75

Adult (18-59)

$14.75

Senior (60+)

$12.75

*Plus 9% sales tax

Hours

Monday - Sunday

10 AM - 4 PM

*Last entry at 3:30, building clears at 4:00

Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, & New Years Day

Did you know?

We are a nonprofit organization! Our operations are funded entirely by your admissions, memberships, gift shop sales, and donations.

When you visit with daily admission or membership, you help us provide excellence in animal care and educational programming. Thank you!

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Things to Know Before You Arrive...

  • Please use our outdoor stroller parking due to limited space in our building. For special accommodations, please see our admissions desk upon arrival.
  • Food, snacks, gum, and drinks can harm the animals and are not allowed with the aquariums or butterflies.
  • Age 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult for entry into the facility
  • Working trained service animals are permitted within the facility. Pets, exotic species, therapy animals, and emotional-support animals are not permitted.

Zoo and Aquarium for All Admissions

Thanks to our community partners at Xcel Energy, Sammons Financial, and Seeds for Success Foundation, discounted admission is available for qualifying families.

Let's Get in Touch

Have questions? Let our Guest Experience team help! Call 605-334-9466

FAQs

Will you stay open throughout the expansion?

We will be able to stay open throughout construction. Construction dates are yet to be determined, so stay tuned for updates!

I scheduled a group tour. When should I arrive?

Please arrive 5 minutes before the start of your tour.

What rules should I know before visiting?
  • Please use our outdoor stroller parking due to limited space in our building. For special accommodations, please see our admissions desk upon arrival.
  • Food, snacks, gum, and drinks can harm the animals and are not allowed with the aquariums or butterflies.
  • Age 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult for entry into the facility.
Can I bring my dog into the facility?
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, only trained service animals are permitted within the facility. Pets, exotic species, therapy animals, and emotional-support animals are not permitted.