Train & Carousel Rides

Safari Train

Individual Ride Ticket (all ages)- $4


The Safari Train is CLOSED for its annual winter maintenance and will re-open March 12, 2016.

All aboard! Take a ride on an all-time Zoo favorite! Our Safari Train is FUN for the whole family, taking visitors on a journey around the Zoo. The ride starts with a trip through Wolf Woods, then gives riders a bird’s-eye peak into the African Veldt, and finishes with a relaxing ride around Swan Lake. This is an experience you won’t want to miss!

Conservation Carousel Ride

Individual Ride Ticket (all ages)- $3


The Conservation Carousel is CLOSED for its annual winter maintenance and will re-open March 12, 2016.

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

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

The 4-D Theater will be open this winter for Penguin Days on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-3pm (weather permitting). Experiences have an average run-time of 12 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 both shows? Good news! If you purchase one experience, you get the second 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 Experiences Showing for Penguin Days:

( Saturdays & Sundays – January 3, 2016 – March 11, 2016 from 11am-3pm, showtimes every 15 minutes)

Frozen Planet: The 4-D Experience

Photography © Jason Roberts



Embark on the ultimate polar expedition and experience the white wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctic as you have never seen them before, and may never see them again. The poles may seem remote but this amazing 4-D Experience® investigates the dramatic impact rising temperatures will have not only on the people and wildlife that live there, but on the entire planet. Join the Arctic journey of polar bears as they roam the rapidly melting frozen surface of the sea in search of food. Then dive beneath the ice and discover the tiny creature that almost all animals of the Antarctic depend on, including the giant humpback whale, Adelie penguin and seals.
Frozen Planet: The 4-D Experience
features stunning images of these ever-changing landscapes felt beyond the polar wilderness.

Included with the Penguin Pass! Buy tickets here!

SpongeBob 4-D: The Great Jelly Rescue

© 2016 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon. Created by Stephen Hillenburg



Join SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy on a wildly hilarious 4-D adventure to rescue the Jellyfish of Jellyfish Fields from Plankton’s evil clutches. With eye-catching 4-D effects, guests will surf through the electrifying swarm of Jellies, get dragged into the bowels of the Flying Dutchman’s ghost ship, and even feel the rumble of the cannon as our heroes are launched on their hysterical odyssey. Hold on for the experience’s explosive finale, and leave the theater knowing exactly why SpongeBob is oceans above the rest!

Included with the Penguin Pass! Buy tickets here!