Toyland Express Train & Carousel Rides

Toyland Express Train Ride

Open Nightly 4pm-9pm (closes at 10pm Fridays and Saturdays)

Individual Ride Ticket (all ages)- $4

All aboard! Take a ride on an all-time Zoo favorite! Our Toyland Train Ride is FUN for the whole family, taking visitors on a journey to see lights around the Zoo. The ride concludes with a front-row view of the Wild Lights show on Swan Lake! This is an experience you won’t want to miss!

Conservation Carousel Ride

Open Nightly: 4pm-9pm* (closes at 10pm Fridays and Saturdays)

*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!

4-D Experiences

4-D Special F-X Theater

Open Nightly: 4pm-9pm* (Closes at 10pm Fridays and Saturdays)

*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 Holiday Season:

The Polar Express: 4-D Experience (shows every 15 minutes)

You are invited on an extraordinary 4-D adventure this holiday season on THE POLAR EXPRESS! When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. THE POLAR EXPRESS is based on the inspiring and beloved Caldecott Medal children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg.


Runtime: approx 12 minutes

Included with the Holiday Adventure Ticket! Buy tickets here!