2024 Admission Rates

May 24 - September 2
8am - 6pm

Adults (16+) $25
Seniors (62+) $23
Youth (11-15) $21
Children (4-10) $19
Military (And Spouse) $23

September 3 - October 31
9am - 4pm

Adults (16+) $22
Seniors (62+) $20
Youth (11-15) $18
Children (4-10) $16
Military (And Spouse) $20

November 1 - November 30
9am - 3pm

Adults (16+) $20
Seniors (62+) $18
Youth (11-15) $16
Children (4-10) $14
Military (And Spouse) $18

Vacation & Season Pass

Whether you live here or you are just visiting the Hills, ask about our Vacation and Season Passes, which will let you in any time during your stay in the area! The Passes are FREE with your Reptile Gardens admission purchase!

Group Rates

Are you and your extended family or group function looking for a great way to spend some time together in the Black Hills?  Reptile Gardens has special tickets and pricing for large groups!  So, bring your family reunions, Boy or Girl Scout troops, or any other group gathering for that matter. Contact us for Reptile Gardens tickets and pricing for Group Rates.

Schools may download the Spring/Fall Field Trip Form in advance of their visit.


We are located just 6 miles south of Rapid City on US 16. Just look for the giant glass dome at the bottom of the hill. You can’t miss us!

Reptile Gardens
8955 S Highway 16
Rapid City, SD 57702


Things To Do

Main Exhibits




Animal Facts



Native to South Dakota


Botanical Gardens


About Us

Dog Policy

We love all animals, wild and domesticated. Unfortunately due to a high number of recent incidents with dogs, our insurance company has advised us that we can no longer allow dogs, or other personal pets, on the Reptile Gardens grounds. ADA approved service dogs are, of course, allowed although there are three areas where they are not allowed for their safety and the safety of our animals. We do offer a shaded grassy area adjacent to our parking lot for walking your dog. We only ask that your pet be leashed and attended to at all times. You are welcome to come and go from the park as often as you like to tend to your dog. For more information, visit our FAQ Page


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