Get Up Close & Personal

at Big Joel's Safari

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

Park Announcements:​​

  • Big Joel's Winter Wonderland    











Our holiday season begins November 26th and runs thru December 30th. Come see the lights, animals, decorations, Rudy's Refreshments, fire pits, and more. Click on our events section for more details such as days of operation, hours, and more!

  • Do you know what is not stuck on a cargo ship this holiday season? Season Passes to Big Joel's Safari Petting Zoo & Educational Park! Big Joel's Safari 2022 Season Passes are the gift that keeps on giving the whole "season", lol. They can be purchased during Big Joel's Winter Wonderland this holiday season or simply over the phone. Click on for season pass information and pricing.

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.