Rent the Zoo

Looking for a place to host your next business function, customer appreciation event, or party? Why not rent the zoo!


Available 7 days a week and must be booked in advance during our regular season. Our basic Zoo rental package is for two hours after the park closes to the general public. Events can begin at 5:00 or 5:30pm.


With our basic zoo rental you and your guests receive private access to the park and can tour at your leisure during daylight hours (Parts of the park cannot be toured due to insurance purposes after sunset). You get access to the Safari Party Room and is climate controlled.  Access to the Pavilion area that has lights & electrical hookups. Both are conveniently located next to each other. Feed for the animals and other extra attractions are not included in the basic price. You can customize your venue rental, for example to provide feed for guests, add more time to your event, and more.

Food and drinks can be brought into the park for your event. All food must stay in the party room and outdoor pavilion area. Please make prior arrangements if you wish to bring alcoholic beverages. We cannot provide grilling equipment for events due to insurance reasons. 

Zoo Rental Pricing
Base pricing for zoo rentals is based on the number of people attending your event provided below. There are many ways to customize your event such as adding time to your event, feed for animals, and more at additional costs. Please call for a personal quote as each groups needs are different. 

Number of Guests                    Price
100-150                                      $800.00
151-200                                      $1,050.00
201-250                                     $1,250.00
251-300                                     $ 1,500.00    
300+                                            Contact the main office

A $100 deposit is required to reserve your event

Hours

Monday

see below

Tuesday

closed

Wednesday

closed

Thursday

9 am - 5 pm

Friday

9 am - 5 pm

Saturday

9 am - 5 pm

Sunday

11 am - 5 pm

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

Admission

Admission

$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

636-745-3031

bigjoelsafari@bigjoelsafari.com

13187 State Hwy M
Wright City, MO 63390

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