Get Up Close & Personal

at Big Joel's Safari

Open and No Reservations Required

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 Spooky Safari is happening right now thru October 31st

  • Camel Rides are now only offered on weekends until October 31st for the rest of the season. Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am - 4:00pm, weather permitting and can be subject to change. 

  • Attention October 16th and 17th there will be NO CAMEL RIDES.

  • Due to staffing shortages we will no longer offer pony rides for the rest of the 2021 season.

  • Our Days and Hours of Operation change in November. Regular season ends November 21st.

  • Big Joel's Winter Wonderland days and hours have been announced. Our holiday season begins November 26th and end on December 30th, so go check out our events section for more details such as days of operation, hours, and more!

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.

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Educational Field Trips

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

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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?  

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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. 

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