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TuliPalooza Sponsorship

With your sponsorship, you will: 

  • Have 300 tulips placed in the All American Trial Gardens
  • Receive recognition on the McCrory website
  • Be listed in marketing and publications as a TuliPalooza sponsor
  • Receive a plaque with your name by your tulip plot

Become a TuliPalooza Sponsor Today

2024 Graduation Livestream at McCrory Gardens with photo of McCrory's Education and Visitor Center and SDSU logo

Join us at McCrory Gardens on May 4 starting at 10 a.m. to view the livestream of the 2024 SDSU Graduation ceremonies!

  • 10 a.m. Session: College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering
  • 2 p.m. Session: College of Education and Human Sciences and the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions
  • 6 p.m. Session: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and the College of Nursing and the College of Natural Sciences

No advanced registration is required for this event.

2024 Events at McCrory Gardens. May 19: Garden Discovery Festival from 1:30PM to 4:30PM. August 2: 36th Annual Garden Party from 6:30PM to 8PM. August 3: 3rd Annual Garden Expo from 10AM - 5PM. September 8,15,22,29: Party on the Porch from 1PM-3PM. September 7: Insect Festival. October 13: Fall Festival. October 31: Giggles and Ghouls. December 7: Garden Glow #10


Members: Free
Adults: $6
Senior ages 65 and over: $4
Youth ages 6–17: $4
SDSU Employees: FREE with Staff/Faculty ID
Military personnel: $4 w/valid ID
Children ages 5 and under: Free
SDSU Students: Free w/valid SDSU ID

McCrory Gardens Mission Statement

"Connecting people and plants through education, discovery, research and enjoyment of the natural and built landscape.”

Learn more about each of the memberships we offer!
Pay by credit card by choosing your desired giving level. You will be directed to the SDSU Foundation website.
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Three SDSU attractions earn ‘Great Places’ designation for 2022

Three attractions on the South Dakota State University campus have made the cut in the South Dakota Department of Tourism’s listing of 2022 South Dakota Great Places. Among this year’s designees recognized for outstanding hospitality and customer service are McCrory Gardens, the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum and the South Dakota Art Museum.