Mobile Services

Live Nativities
Big Joel's Safari provides Live Nativities during the holiday season. Want to add something special to your nativity scene, church program, or holiday event this season? We have provided animals for many churches and organizations. We generally provide traditional barn animals such as donkeys, goats, sheep, small cow, and sometimes poultry on request. We can of course provide a camel ( or camels ) which are often the highlight of the show.  All live nativities are customized to suit your needs, so we do not have general pricing for this service.  

For a price quote and availability you can call the park office 636-745-3031.
So we can give you a better quote please know the date or dates, how long your event will be, location, & any special scenarios.

Our animals have performed at various nativities and productions, including Six Flags Holiday in the Park "Majesty of Christmas" Live Show and Harvester Christian Church's "Journey to Bethlehem".

Petting Zoos & Camel Rides for Fairs, Festivals, and Large Events
Big Joel's Safari only provides the following for Large Events, for small mobile petting zoos for birthday parties and small events please contact Nick's Barnyard Buddies (info below). Availability and options varies, email or call for more information

Nick's Barnyard Buddies Mobile Petting Zoo & Pony Rides!
Big Joel's Safari does not offer small mobile petting zoos for birthday parties, daycares, or other events, so contact Nick's Barnyard Buddies! Nick & his family offers a mobile petting zoo & pony rides with variety of barnyard variety critters that will be serving the St. Louis Area and surrounding areas. Nick's Barnyard Buddies custom trailer allows kids to get up close with the animals a while saving you the mess and set up of the traditional petting zoo! The trailer is 28' feet long and has vinyl graphics on all sides (it is really cool).

Please contact Nick Wittje of Nick's Barnyard Buddies for more information on pricing and scheduling by phone at: 573-465-7125 . Check out or facebook for more information

Animal Appearances & Rentals
We have had our animals out for photo shoots, TV appearances, business promotions, parades, and more. Our animals must be accompanied by one of their handlers at all times to ensure their safety. Call for a quote & availability



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9 am - 5 pm


9 am - 5 pm


9 am - 5 pm


11 am - 5 pm

Open 9am - 5pm ‚Äčon Mondays from Memorial Day thru Labor Day in addition to regular days and hours of operation



$8 per person ages 2 to adult

children under 2 are 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


13187 State Hwy M
Wright City, MO 63390

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