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.  

Safari News & Updates


Big Joel's Winter Wonderland

Open select days and hours from Nov. 25th - Dec. 30th. Please check our events page for more info

What is Big Joel's Winter Wonderland you may ask? Well do you like Christmas lights and animals? Then come on out to Big Joel's Winter Wonderland for both because the park will be decked out for the holiday season. With our walk thru experience going into the evening hours it will be much different than your typical Big Joel's visit as the walking paths and areas will be changed for the holidays. Many of our warm weather loving creatures will be off display keeping nice and toasty, but there will still be plenty of animal friends to see! Keep warm by the fire pits, grab some hot cocoa at Rudy's Refreshments, and more. We look forward to seeing you this holiday season! 

Holiday Highlights!

Christmas Lights, Decorations, and More throughout the Zoo!

Seasonal Animal Display

Rudy's Refreshments- Enjoy some hot cocoa, drinks, snacks, S'more kits, cookies, & more

Fire Pits- Keep yourself warm and toasty, we will be selling S'more kits too!

Holiday Gift Shop- Our gift shop will be expanded with toys, stocking stuffers, Christmas ornaments, and more. Big Joel's Safari gift certificates and 2023 season passes will be available. 

New Online Options at Big Joel's Safari!

Order your 2023 Season Passes today


You can now purchase Big Joel's Safari Gift certificates, Season Passes,

Admission Day Passes, and more. You can also Book birthday parties and field trips!

Click on the "Book Now" icon!

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 2022 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 65 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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