BB&T Express Train & Carousel Rides

BB&T Express Train Ride

Individual Ride Ticket (all ages)- $4

All aboard! Take a ride on an all-time Zoo favorite! Our BB&T Express Train Ride is FUN for the whole family, taking visitors on a journey around the inner loop of the Zoo. The ride concludes with a relaxing ride on Swan Lake! This is an experience you won’t want to miss! 9:30am – 5:00pm Weekdays & Weekends

Conservation Carousel Ride

*Weather permitting

Individual Ride Ticket (all ages)- $3

Cheetahs, zebras, lions, and more! Our Conservation Carousel is stocked with some of the coolest animals around! Whether it’s riding on a giraffe or a critically endangered Sumatran rhino – this is FUN you can’t pass up! 9:30am – 3:00pm Weekdays & 9:30am – 5:00pm Weekends

4-D Experiences

4-D Special F-X Theater

9:30am – 3:00pm Weekdays & 9:30am – 5:00pm Weekends

*Weather permitting

Individual Experience (all ages)- $5 non-members,
$2 all members

Average runtime of 10 minutes. Previews are shown below.

4-D Special F-X Theater FAQ

What is a 4-D Special F-X Theater?

Our 4-D Special FX Theater features short feature films with state-of-the-art High Definition 3-D and multisensory effects, such as wind, water, scents, special lighting, and more! Our 4-D Experiences make you feel like you are part of the film

I’m visiting the Zoo with small children. Are they too young for this experience?

Our 4-D Theater is FUN for the whole family! While we do not suggest bringing infants into this experience, kids and adults of any age will love it

Do the seats move?

Our seats, though equipped with lots of different effects, do not move.

I’m not going to be at the Zoo all day. Will I have time to visit the 4-D Theater?

Absolutely! Each experience lasts approximately 15 minutes. Our 4-D Theater is a great chance to take a seat and get out of the heat, rain, cold, or whatever else mother nature throws our way!

I’m a member- do I get special pricing?

Of course! All members receive a special discount that makes each 4-D Theater experience only $2!


Are there any special deals at the 4-D Theater?

Would you like to see experience more than one show? Good news! If you purchase one experience, you get the second and/or third for half-price! This includes package tickets and member-priced tickets. See ticketing agent for details.

Do we have to be on time for our show or can we go to a different one?

Due to the popularity of our 4-D Theater, we ask that all visitors attend the showtime they are scheduled for on their ticket. Should a need arise to attend another show, please see a ticketing agent at a Rides or Admissions location as soon as possible so that they can attempt to accommodate your need. Please note: there are no refunds for missed showings.

4-D Experience Showing This Season:

Yogi Bear 4-D Experience (experience it on the :00 and :30 of every hour)

Everyone’s favorite bear brings his meal-mooching ways to this zany new 4-D adventure. Determined to show that he is “smarter than the average bear™”, Yogi plots to swipe as many pic-a-nic baskets as he can from the unsuspecting visitors to Jellystone Park.

Runtime: approx 12 minutes

Included with the Zoo Adventure Ticket! Buy tickets here!

Wild Survivors: Animals in 4-D (experience it on the :45 of every hour)

Life is full of stories, from small moments to big feats. In this brand-new 4-D experience, Wild Survivors: Animals in 4-D takes a never-before-seen look at the ingenious tactics animals have developed to survive and thrive in a danger-filled world. From the award-winning makers of Planet Earth, Wild Survivors: Animals in 4-D captures unprecedented, jaw-dropping sequences in digital 3D with added special effects that brings you right into the middle of the action. Run along with the Sengi, free fall with a Pebble toad and outrun African wild dogs. This 4-D experience is packed with excitement, revelation and entertainment!

Runtime: approx 12 minutes

Included with the Zoo Adventure Ticket! Buy tickets here!

A Turtle’s Adventure (experience it on the :15 of every hour)

Very few baby turtles survive, grow up and return to the beach where they were born. What attracts the newborn turtles to the sea? What compels them to complete an intercontinental migration? What risks will the turtles encounter while swimming in the vast, deep sea?

Experience beautiful coral reefs and ocean canyons in the mysterious and unpredictable deep-sea world. Join the baby turtles on an adventure that includes giant sharks, huge octopuses and frightening sea eels!

Runtime: approx 7 minutes

Included with the Zoo Adventure Ticket! Buy tickets here!