Only 3.8 Miles from
Scottsbluff Monument!

The Mission of RDC: To inspire a sense of awe and stewardship for the natural world by supporting conservation, education, discovery and recreation.
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The sun ☀️ is out and it’s blue skies! Come on out to the zoo! We are open from 10am-4pm (gates close at 3:30pm). Construction admission..

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Show your Valentine your love will last forever! Online purchasing now available! Name your roach and tell us where to ship it, and we will take..

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We love seeing the amazing pictures visitors take of our animals! Thank you to Anna Teghtmeyer for sharing this fantastic photo of Zuri running!..

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Lil Explorers is today at 10am and it’s about animals tracks! Classes are $8 members and $12 for non members. Classes include animal encounter,..

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RDC Seasonal Information!

Name a Roach is back by popular demand! Name a roach after your sweetie, your enemy, or an inside joke! Additional shipping information, gifting information, or questions can be directed to

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Explore. Experience. Educate.

Purchase an Annual Membership and Visit the ZOO as Often as You’d Like, Plus a Whole Lot More!

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Ages 2 – 4: $3.00

Ages 5 through 12: $5.00

Ages 13 through 64: $8.00

Seniors (65+): $5.50

Discounts available for Public Schools and Groups of 20 or More



Weather Permitting

November through April:

10:00 am through 4:00 pm

May through October:

9:30 am through 4:30 pm

Get Directions

Our Address:

1600 South Beltline Hwy West

Scottsbluff, NE 69361

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