Get Up Close & Personal

at Big Joel's Safari

Now open for the 2021 Season!

At Big Joel's Safari we offer an up close and personal experience with animals of all types from mild to wild.  

Visit Big Joel's Safari often? 2021 Season Passes are now available!

You can purchase them at our location or by calling the park office.

Park Announcements:

  • Attention: Due to staffing shortages we will not be offering Camel and Pony Rides for the beginning of our season. We will announce advance when we will be able offer them.

  • We are currently seeking full time seasonal workers for the 2021 season, see our employment opportunities section.

  • We have lots of babies at this time of year especially!

Warning Regarding COVID-19:

Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present: we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit.

Please: Wash hands often, Social Distance, & Do not visit if showing signs of illness.

Reservations are not required to visit and mask are welcomed, but not required.

Educational Field Trips

Season Passes are valid for any time Big Joel's Safari is open for the general public during the 2020 Season.

Your Visit

At Big Joel's Safari you can get up close & personal with the animals. Not all are available for touching/feeding but have you ever been just feet away from an alligator or lemur?  

Birthday parties, Zoo Rentals, Special Events

We care for well over 60 different animal species, both big and small!  No visit is the same as there are always new-born animals, new species, exhibits, and things to do. 

Hours

Monday

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tuesday

Closed

Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday

10:00 am -5:00 pm

Admission

Admission

  • Adults 13 & over   $10

  • Ages 2-12              $8   

  • Ages under 2         free

Single person season pass $35*

3 person season pass $95*

4 person season pass $130*

Additional season passes can be added to the four pack for $30* each.

* plus taxes

Contact & Location

636-745-3031

bigjoelsafari@bigjoelsafari.com

13187 State Hwy M
Wright City, MO 63390

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