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Big Joel's Safari Petting Zoo & Educational Park Season Opening

  • When: Tuesday, June 30, 2020,  9:00 am -  3:00 pm
  • Location: Big Joel's Safari Petting Zoo & Educational Park 13187 State Hwy M, Wright City, Missouri 63390
  • Cost: $8 per person ages 2 to adult children under 2 are free

Here's to another great season at Big Joel's Safari where we offer an up close and personal experience with animals of all types from mild to wild.

What to expect due to COVID-19 precautions:

We are open, however some of the attractions that you might love may not be open due to COVID-19 concerns. We hope you understand.

The camel rides and the education station are closed to limit the spread of germs and to limit close contact with employees.

Bird feeding with disposable sticks, regular feeding, and deer encounter are open. Each family will be given a spoon to use throughout the park. The gift shop, playground area, and parking lot picnic area are all now open as well. You can still enjoy being outside and of course the animals!

Also there will be some other changes that we need your help with.

These include:
Please social distance-try to stay at least 6 feet from other families.
Increase your hand washing and try not to touch your face.
Please refrain from touching fences and gates as much as possible.
We welcome wearing masks, however please do not wear disposable gloves or use hand sanitizers as these can be harmful to the animals.
*And of course, please do not visit if you have symptoms of COVID_19 or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.

What we are doing for you:

Increased the number of hand washing stations throughout the park.
Increased cleaning and frequency of cleaning.
Increased hygiene and cleaning training.
Vending machine provided for you to purchase your own light snacks without contact with employees.
Increased the number of days in the week you can visit!


Our days and hours have changed for the summer season.
Summer 2020 Days and hours of operation:
Monday thru Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00-5:00pm

Season passes are available and to find out more please go for prices. Past seasons we have only been open 5 days a week and this year we are possibly extending our season so there be plenty of chances to visit.
Thanks and have a nice day!


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