BB&T Express Train & Conservation Carousel Rides

BB&T Express Train Ride

CLOSED for annual winter maintenance.

Re-opens Saturday, March 10, 2018!

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 with the ability to see habitats from a unique vantage-point that other visitors can’t see outside of the train ride. The ride concludes with a relaxing ride on our very own Swan Lake! This is an experience you won’t want to miss!

Conservation Carousel Ride

CLOSED for annual winter maintenance.

Re-opens Saturday, March 10, 2018!

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 Saturdays and Sundays from 11am – 3pm through March 4, 2018

*Weather permitting

Individual Experience (Special Winter Pricing!)- $5  $3 non-members,
$2 $1 all members

Average runtime of 13 minutes. Preview is 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, generally 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 13 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!


Do we have to be on time for our experience 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 experience, 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 experiences.

4-D Experience Showing This Winter:

Yogi Bear 4-D Experience (experience it 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00  weekends from 1/6/18 – 3/4/18)

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. Starring Dan Aykroyd as the voice of Yogi Bear and Justin Timberlake as the voice of Yogi’s faithful pal, Boo Boo, this live-action, CG-animated film is featured in 3-D with added special effects that bring you smack into the middle of fun!

Runtime: approx 12 minutes

YOGI BEAR and all related characters and elements are © & ™ Hanna-Barbera. TM & © WBEI. (s18)

Included with the Polar Pass! Buy tickets here!


Wild Survivors: Animals in 4-D (experience it 11:15, 12:15, 1:15, 2:15  weekends from 1/6/18 – 3/4/18)

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 12-minute 4-D experience is packed with excitement, revelation and entertainment.

Runtime: approx 12 minutes

The BBC and BBC Earth are trademarks of the British Broadcasting Corporation and are used under license. BBC logo © BBC 1996

Included with the Polar Pass! Buy tickets here!



A Turtle’s Adventure (experience it 11:45, 12:45, 1:45, 2:45  weekends from 1/6/18 – 3/4/18)

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?

The audience will 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 8 minutes

Included with the Polar Pass! Buy tickets here!