About Us

Zoo Hours*

Summer Hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Winter Hours (Beginning of Sept- end of May) – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed some winter holidays

Admission*

2 years and younger………………. FREE

3 to 12 years………………………..$6 +tax

13 years and older………………….$8 +tax

Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult

*Please make sure you visit www.brambleparkzoo.com every time for accurate fees, hours, events, classes and other information.

Gift Shop

Summer Hours - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Winter Hours - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location

Bramble Park Zoo is located along SD Highway 20 in Northwest Watertown. Directional signs are located along Interstate 29, US Highway 212 and Highway 20.

Group Tours

Special guided tours for groups can be booked by calling the Bramble Park Zoo at 605.882.6269. For your fun and convenience, concessions, picnic areas, and a children’s playground are on grounds here at the zoo. Keeper Talks and Training Demonstrations are held on weekends, Memorial Day through Labor Day at 11am and 2:30pm. All facilities are handicapped accessible. Group rates apply for groups over 100 people.

Memberships

For as little as $50 a year, you can become a member of the Lake Area Zoological Society.

Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to make a difference at Bramble Park Zoo? Many volunteer opportunities are available, for all ages.

Click here for more information.

WILD Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday at the Bramble Park Zoo.
Please call the zoo at 882-6269 (at least 2 weeks in advance) to arrange your party.
For older children ages 3+:

#1 Birthday in a Bag

Party includes admission to the Zoo for 12 youth and 2
adults, a special backpack for the birthday child
containing: a $10 gift certificate for the gift shop; food
for the donkeys, goats and waterfowl; scavenger hunt;
and a $5 off coupon for a cake at the Hy-Vee bakery. You will be
responsible for ordering and picking up the cake, food, decorations,
clean up and chaperoning the participants during the entire party.
Two parents or guardians must attend (there must be one chaper-
one for every 6 children).
Fee: $120 + tax
(maximum of 12 children, 12 years and under, and 2 adults)
Additional guests: $8 + tax each
This party is unstaffed. Picnic tables are available on grounds on a
first come, first serve basis. Inside accommodations can be made in
case of inclement weather. LAZS membership not valid for admis-
sion during birthday party packages.

#2 Traditional Zoo Birthday

Party includes admission to the Zoo for 12 youth and 2 adults, pri-
vate party room for two hours, a special animal encounter, zooper
zoo  games  and  $5  off  coupon  for  a  cake  at  the  Hy-Vee  bakery.
You will be responsible for ordering and picking up the cake, food,
decorations, clean up and chaperoning the participants during the
entire party. Two parents or guardians must attend (there must be
one chaperone for every 6 children).
Fee: $150 + tax
(maximum of 12 children, 12 years and under, and 2 adults)
Additional guests: $8 + tax each
Add a Backpack: $17 + tax
This party is staffed for approximately 1 hour. LAZS membership
not valid for admission during birthday party packages.
For younger children and families:

#3 Room Rental

Rent a room at Bramble Park Zoo and host your own party or get-
together.  The  classrooms/multi-purpose  rooms  in  the  Terry  Redlin
Environmental Center or the Big Red Barn can be reserved for $40
each. In addition, each person attending the function in the class-
room would be charged regular admission. LAZS memberships do
allow members to attend the party at no charge. The room rental
option is perfect for birthday parties, meetings, reunions and more!
Fee: $40 + tax plus admission fees

#4 KidZoo Picnic Shelter Rental

Rent  the  new  Prairie  Porch  Picnic  Shelter  within  the  AWC  Family
Foundation’s KidZoo. Call 882-6269 for availability and reservations.
Fee: $16 + tax plus admission fees