Rules and Regulations

Yes, we want to see the new animals, babies, and renovated exhibits!  To schedule a tour call Bramble Park Zoo at 605-882-6269.

Bramble Park Zoo Fees and Admission Policies

We offer a no-charge policy for educators, bus drivers and one chaperone for every ten students. (This pertains only to prearranged educational tours conducted during normal hours). Additional chaperones/guests would be the regular admission fee of $9.00 for 13 years and older, $7.00 for 3–12 years old and 2 and under are free.

  • Pre-registration is mandatory for any school or group that visits the Zoo.
  • One chaperone is required for every 10 students.
  • Students must be supervised at all times while at the zoo.
  • Please arrive early to start your tour or program at your scheduled time.
  • Your tour could be shortened or cancelled if you are late.
  • Educational programs such as Animal Encounters, guided tours and scavenger hunts are available at no additional charge; however they must be scheduled in advance.

The average time spent at the zoo is three hours, which can include a 30 to 50 minute presentation or tour. Please allow time to view the Discovery Center and Terry Redlin Environmental Center.


Join the Bramble Park Zoo Family Today!

For only $30.00 you can become the parent of a Wild Child at the Zoo. Sponsorship fees will be used towards maintaining comfortable living quarters, animal habitat improvements and providing care for an animal of your choice for one year . . . and we ain’t lion when we say donations to this program are 100% tax deductible. You can renew your membership each year or you can sign up for two years now at a discounted rate.

The benefits of animal sponsorship include:

  • Personalized name plaque displayed on the parents’ board located inside the Discovery Center
  • Animal fact sheet containing information about your wild child
  • Picture of the animal you sponsored
  • Certificate of sponsorship
  • Plush replica of your animal or a Bramble Park Zoo t-shirt
  • Your name in the quarterly LAZS newsletter, Animal Chatter
  • Mother’s/Father’s Day card from your wild child

Anyone can become a zoo parent: school groups, businesses, civic and service organizations, families and you!

Call the Bramble Park Zoo for more information or print the application off of this site!

Join Roots & Shoots!

“What can I do to change the world…what can I do to make a difference?”

As a member of Roots & Shoots, you can join over 35,000 other young people in over 96 different countries around the world. Roots & Shoots groups work together to create service projects that promote care and concern for the environment, animals, and human communities.

Teachers – As a Roots & Shoots Leader, you would have the opportunity to guide young people in taking action on issues they feel are important. All Roots & Shoots groups plan and participate in community service projects that address three areas: Care and Concern for the Environment, Care and Concern for Animals, and Care and Concern for the Human Community. Whether you are a classroom teacher, youth group leader, parent, or concerned adult, your leadership can help the mission of Roots & Shoots and the message of Dr. Jane Goodall spread throughout the world.

Roots & Shoots is brought to the Northern Great Plains Region through a partnership between the Bramble Park Zoo and the Jane Goodall Institute. Founded by Dr. Jane Goodall, it is a community-based environmental and humanitarian program for youth. Dr. Goodall sums up the philosophy of Roots & Shoots, “Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual can make a difference.” Roots & Shoots groups participate in various service-oriented events throughout the year. People who want to take positive action in making their community a better place can get involved by contacting the Roots & Shoots Office at 605-882-5274.