Hours

 9:30AM - 5:30PM

(last car admitted into the preserve at 4:30PM)

Rides, Attractions, and Encounters

Enjoy one of our 3 rides, cool off at the water park and get closer than ever at the animal encounters!

Most attractions are included complimentary with park admission; some attractions or encounters require a small fee in addition to the admission price, noted in the descriptions. Please check below for amenities that may be temporarily affected by COVID-19. Please follow rules and regulations posted at each individual ride or attraction.

Rides

Flying elephant ride

Go round and round and fly sky high on the flying elephant amusement ride. Rides are complimentary.

  • Open daily at 10:00AM.
  • Ride restrictions
    • Minimum height: 36” (.91m) without adult supervision; riders under 36” (.91m) must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult
    • Maximum weight: 220 lbs (99kg)
    • Max capacity: 2 riders per car or 1 adult per car
    • Don’t ride if you are an expectant mother or if you have a serious medical condition.

Flying elephant amusement ride running.

Carousel

A wild take on the traditional merry-go-round. Riders can choose from one of thirty animals to ride on in our safari-themed carousel. Rides are complimentary.

  • Open daily at 10:00AM.
  • Ride restrictions
    • Minimum height requirement: 36” (.91 meters) to ride without adult supervision
    • Maximum weight on moving animals: 150 lbs (68 kg)
    • Maximum weight on stationary animals: 200 lbs (91 kg)
    • Maximum capacity: 1 rider per animal

Carousel animals and tent.

Rio Grande Train

Set out on a short expedition on our toddler train, past goats, cattle, or other petting zoo animals. Rides are complimentary.

  • Open daily at 10:00AM.
  • Ride restrictions
    • Designed for toddlers ages 2-5
    • No adults in front cart.

Train ride front "engine" car.

 

Water Park

Safari Splash Sprayground

Enjoy the interactive water sprayground with 23 water different water features. For your convenience, changing areas and restrooms are located inside the attraction area. Complimentary with admission.

  • Open daily at 10:00AM.

Safari splash sprayground with water running from features.

Safari Water Slides

Experience the thrill of a plunge down our free fall and loop water slides.

  • Open WEEKENDS ONLY at 11:00AM.
  • Ride restrictions
    • Minimum height requirement on yellow loop slide: 42” (1.07 m) without shoes
    • Minimum height requirement on green free fall slide: 48” (1.2m) without shoes
    • Maximum weight: 300 lbs (136 kg)

Flume and free fall slides.

Safari Falls

Cool off at the new Safari Falls interactive water play area and enjoy the slides, water sprayers, and dump buckets. Open daily, weather permitting, and included complimentary with park admission.

  • TEMPORARILY CLOSED.
  • Ride Restrictions
    • Minimum height requirement for enclosed flume slides: 42″ (1.07 m)
    • Maximum weight on flume slides: 300 lbs (136 kg)
    • Maximum combined rider weight on dual racer kiddie slide: 300lbs (136 kg)
    • Maximum bathing load: 300
    • No broken or mending bones allowed on flume water slides.

Water park with large overhead dump bucket splashing water.

 

Animal Encounters

Giraffe Feeding

Stand eye-to-eye and take spectacular safari selfies with a giraffe at the feeding platform.

  • Open daily at 11:00AM.
  • Feeding Experience: $4.67 plus tax
  • In accordance with ADA guidelines, service animals are restricted from animal encounter areas where their presence may cause disruption to the displayed animals.

Young boy feeds lettuce to a giraffe.

Petting Zoo

Get to know the goats and other animals in the petting zoo! Purchase food to feed them or go in to the habitat to hang out with and brush them.

  • Open daily at 10:30AM.
  • Feeding Experience: $1.87 plus tax
  • In accordance with ADA guidelines, service animals are restricted from animal encounter areas where their presence may cause disruption to the displayed animals.

Young children pet sheep.

Budgie Feeding

Feed the flock of colorful budgies in the parakeet aviary.

  • Open WEEKENDS ONLY at 1:00PM. 
  • Feeding Experience: $1.87 plus tax
  • In accordance with ADA guidelines, service animals are restricted from animal encounter areas where their presence may cause disruption to the displayed animals.

Mom and child feed seeds to a parakeet.

Lorikeet Feeding

Take a stroll through our lorikeet aviary and admire the colors and charisma on these beautiful birds.

  • Open daily at 11:00AM.
  • Feeding Experience: $1.87 plus tax
  • In accordance with ADA guidelines, service animals are restricted from animal encounter areas where their presence may cause disruption to the displayed animals.

Close up of 3 lorikeets being fed by a woman.

 

Other Attractions

Gemstone mining

Prospect and pan for colorful gems and fascinating fossils at the mining exhibit. Mining bags start at just $7 and include a rock identification brochure to examine and identify your finds.

  • Open daily at 10:00AM.
  • Mining bags start at $6.54 plus tax.

Young girl shows off the rocks and gems in her mining pan.

Maze

Test your skills in our hedge-lined maze. Exploration is complimentary.

  • Open daily.

Entrance to a hedge maze.

Mini golf

Test your golf skills on one of 16 holes in our miniature golf course. Complimentary with admission.

  • Open daily.

Zebra statue at a mini golf hole.

Fun slide

Pick up a sack and then choose one of three lanes to slide down on this 90-foot long slide. Rides are complimentary.

  • Open WEEKENDS ONLY at 11:00AM.
  • Ride Restrictions
    • Minimum height requirement: 42” (1.07 m)
    • Maximum capacity: 3 riders or 750 lbs (341 kg). A maximum of 6 adults or up to 12 children are permitted on stairs waiting to ride.
    • Persons with the following health conditions should not enter the slide: expectant moms, back or joint ailments, heart conditions, respiratory conditions, broken or mending bones, neck conditions.

Dry amusement slide.

Safari Queen Pontoon Boat

Hop on board the Safari Queen for a tour of Lake Shannalee and get a closer view of some of the birds and primates. Rides are complimentary.

  • Open WEEKENDS ONLY at 11:00AM.

Pontoon boat in a lake.