About Us

Zoo Hours*

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

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

Winter Hours - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer Hours - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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. All facilities are handicapped accessible. Group rates apply for groups over 100 people.

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.

Memberships

For as little as $40 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 party at Bramble Park Zoo! Please call the zoo at 605.882.6269 (at least 2 weeks in advance) to arrange your party.

Birthday Admissions: Maximum of 12 children under 12 years old and 2 adults. All additional guests: $8 +tax each. A backpack may be added to any party for $17 +tax.

Option #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 chaperone 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. In case of inclement weather, the party room inside may be reserved if available.

Option #2: Traditional Zoo Birthday

Party includes admission to the Zoo for 12 youth and 2 adults, private 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 each

This party is staffed for approximately 1 hour.