Things To Do

In addition to our more than 500 animals residents covering well over 60 species and growing, these are some of our other fun attractions here at the Safari
 

Camel Rides


Ride one of our ships of the desert at Big Joel's Safari,  $5.00 per rider 
We provide rides on Saturdays 10:30 am to 3:30 pm & Sundays 11:30 to 4:00 throughout the entire season and all open days during the summer. (*Weather permitting and you can check for availability on facebook for any possible cancellations)


​Ride Requirements​

  • More than one person can ride, but there is a 250 lb weight limit

  • ​Sorry no children under the age of 2 may ride

  • Children 2-3 years of age may ride with a parent

  • Children 4 years of age and older may ride alone

  • Each Rider must buy a ride ticket (child + adult= 2 ride tickets)

Pony & Donkey Rides


​Pony Ride times are the same as the camel ride schedule above. $5.00 per rider 
 

​Ride Requirements

  • ​Must be 2 years old to ride

  • Younger riders may require a parent to walk along side pony

  • Rider must be under 80 lbs 

Feed for the Animals
You can purchase feed cups to feed many of the animals here at our park. You can feed animals that can come directly up to the fence using your hands, spoons, or through special feed tubes. Rules for feeding: never use your cup to feed them, do not pour feed on the ground, or throw feed at animals, and pay attention to signs because some species are on a special diet, so keep them healthy.        
Be sure to keep your cups and bring them back for your next visit to pay refill price.
$4.00 for a large souvenir cup (1/2 price refills)
$2.00 for a small souvenir cup (1/2 price refills)

Parakeet Encounter
This is our interactive parakeet encounter where you purchase a parakeet feed stick for only $1.00 or 6 sticks for $5.00 to feed our many fine feathered friends in our open bird aviary and many will actually land on your stick, hand, and even your head!


Education Station
Learn some cool facts about animals and about us. Touch animal artifacts such as ostrich eggs and deer antlers. You can even touch one of our animal ambassadors such as a snake, alligator, or other animal friends! Weekends in the Spring & Fall and everyday for the summer time. This is a free activity that is available 1 hour after opening until 1 hour before closing and is weather permitting of course.

Fall Safari Activities (Seasonal)
Fall time is park owners Big Joel & Mimi's favorite time of the year. During this time of the year the park is decorated for the Halloween and Fall season, transforming Big Joel's Safari into Big Joel's Spooky Safari! Beginning at the end of September and operating regular days of operation until Halloween. 

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 ​on 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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