Educational Field Trips

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Looking for something fun and educational? Big Joel's Safari provides Educational Field Trips for students of all ages. You can book your field trip online or call 636 745 3031 to book over the phone. Those who book over the phone can check availability of dates and times available on the booking app before calling. 
 

2022 Field Trip Information & Requirements 

  • Field trips can be scheduled on weekdays anytime we are open to the public (no field trips on weekends).

  • Minimum of 20 participants are required to book a field trip

  • Field trips must be scheduled in advance to get the field trip rate and feed.

  • We require a $50.00 non-refundable deposit to book.

  • $8.00 per participant (students/ adults). Teachers & bus drivers free (does not include parent drivers)

  • Admissions must be paid in advance to teacher or person in charge and paid in one lump sum with the group before entering. Any parent arriving separately or paying separately will be charged regular admission price.

  • First feed bucket is free. Bucket Refills are $25.00

             Each Feed bucket serves 15-20 participants

             Feed may not be put into individual plastic bags, dixie cups, or other containers other than the Souvenir Cups we sell. This is for the                   safety of our animals.

  • You can organize your groups before arrival to the park: For example, a normal class is approx. 30 students, and that class can be divided into two groups as each feed bucket provides for 15-20 participants.

  • Extra activities that cost such as rides are not included in the admission price and may not be available on weekdays.

​​To book your field trip please call (636) 745 3031. If no answer, please leave a message and we will get back with you.

 

2022 Field Trip Availability

April = Monday, Thursday, & Friday

May thru October = every weekday


Field Trip Format​

  • "Welcome" Presentation- Before exploring the park at your own pace, our staff will go over park rules and tips for a fun and safe visit before entering the park.
  • After the welcome your chaperones will be given a map to explore Big Joel's Safari and feed bucket for you participants to share.

  • We will start your groups in different areas to prevent crowding and at that point your groups get to explore the park at their own pace. We have informational signs about each of animals and find staff members in the different areas of the park. They will be glad to tell you any facts or if they do not know they will refer you to someone who does.

  • Most groups on average spend one and half hours visiting the park if taking a leisurely pace.

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What Field Trip Organizers need to know:

  • Know the park rules and please share with other teachers, chaperones, and participants ahead of time. We want your group to a have fun and safe time. Click on this link for park rules.

  • Arrive on time. Please remember the time you are given when booking is your field trip START TIME to enter the park and not your Arrival TIME. So please have your group unloaded and organized to enter the park before the time you are given. Being late can delay your start time as priority will be given to other groups that are on time.

  • Directions! Please use our simple and easy written directions found here on our website to get to our park and not a GPS. Trust us on this one!

  • NO OUTSIDE FOOD IS ALLOWED IN THE PARK such as lunches & snacks. So plan accordingly, we have references for local parks to have lunch at for larger groups. We do have a small picnic area in the parking lot that is first come first serve.

  • BRING WATER! We are not allowed to let the public access our well water so there are no drinking fountains. We do have vending machines in the park.

  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Please take into consideration that most of the walkways in the park are on natural terrain such as gravel and grass with some slight inclines.

  • Service Animals: For the safety of our animals, service animals are only allowed in our pavilion and entrance area in the park.

  • Food Allergies: Our feed for the animals does not have "peanut or nut" products on the label, however feed mixers for livestock are not operated in the same manner as human food mills so we cannot guarantee it is 100% peanut free.

Cancellation, Late, and Refund Policy: 

  • Inclement Weather Cancellation- Only we can authorize the cancellation of a field trip due to inclement weather. We keep very good tabs on the forecast and weather so we will contact you if there is a concern. Independently cancelling your trip without contacting us will result in no refund or chance to reschedule.

  • If your group is LATE in anyway, please call us immediately! Help us help you, we understand that things can happen. The faster we know the more options we can come up with or possibly reschedule if necessary, depending on the situation. Being late by more than a 1/2 hour without contacting us will result in cancellation.

  • If some your participants do not show up and you have prepaid, you will be refunded in park passes for them to visit on their own.

 

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