Big Joel's Safari Petting Zoo & Educational Park is open every Thursday-Sunday (Mondays from May 30th-September 5th) from March 26th until November 6th for our regular 2016 season. Please check for new events throughout the season and we will update our dates for our Campfire Sing Along & Movie Nights
Upcoming 2018 Events
Big Joel's Easter Egg Hunt! Our 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Big Joel's Safari Petting Zoo & Educational Park on Saturday, March 31st. The park will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with a few different Easter Egg Hunts throughout the day. We have 2 age groups with each being held at different times and don't worry if you have kids in both age groups they are not too far apart. The Easter Bunny will be making appearances throughout the day and will be available to take pictures with our little guests (at no extra cost). The Easter Egg Hunt as always is free with park admission so if you have a specific egg hunt you wish to participate in, make sure to get here extra early as this can be a very busy day at the park. Mimi is already working on the 1,000's of Easter Eggs with little goodies for the egg hunt and of course you need to check your eggs before you leave after each egg hunt for special prizes! As always you can visit www.bigjoelsafari.com to plan your visit and find out pretty much anything you would want to know about the park. We do recommend that you bring cash for admission and other regular park activities for those who wish to participate in those as we have a CASH only entrance line to the park and a CASH only refill station in which to purchase feed cups, animal rides, and so forth inside the park to cut down a wait times inside the main entrance building.. So come on out and join us for our Easter Egg Hunt at Big Joel's Safari. We will be posting and updating this event page as Easter gets closer, thank you!
BIG JOEL'S EASTER EGG HUNT: AGE GROUPS, SCHEDULE, & REMINDERS! Please pay attention to the age groups and start times throughout the day. Big Joel's Safari Easter Egg is free with paid admission to the park. Admission is our regular admission of $8.00 per person ages 2 yrs old & up. For more detailed information about our park now, you can visit www.bigjoelsafari.com
Easter Egg Hunt & Park Schedule for Saturday, March 31th: -9:00am - The park opens for the day -10:00am - The Easter Bunny will be out and about throughout the day to meet everyone and for pictures. He will need a few breaks!!! - 11:00am - The first 1-5 yr old Easter Egg Hunt will begin - 12:00pm - The first 6-10 yr old Easter Egg Hunt will begin - 2:00pm - The second 1-5 yr old Easter Egg Hunt will begin - 3:00pm - The second 6-10 yr old Easter Egg Hunt will begin - 5:00pm - The park closes for the day
Rules: -We will have two age groups: 1-5 yrs old & 6-10 yr olds -Only ages 1-2 yrs old may have one adult to assist them. No other parents may accompany ages 3-10 yrs old because as it makes it too crowded for a fun Easter Egg Hunt! -Each Easter Egg Hunt will begin after the signal given by either Big Joel or Mimi, then each child will be allowed to collect 5 eggs and then stop (so everyone gets some Easter Eggs!). After each child has their 5 eggs, a second signal will be given and then the hunt can resume. -Each Hunt will have the same amount of eggs (we have easily over 1,500 eggs per hunt) and will start on time.
Helpful Reminders for our Easter Egg Hunt -Bring your own Easter baskets or bags (we do not provide them for you) -This is one of the busiest events of the year which is why we are starting our Easter Egg Hunt slightly later. So be sure to get here extra early (an hour is suggested before your hunt) as each Easter Egg Hunt will begin on time and the lines to get in will likely be long as they have in the past. Each hunt will start on time and will not be delayed. -For this event there will be an extra admission line which will be CASH ONLY to cut down on entrance times. In addition to cut down on wait times in our gift shop we will have our Refill Station located in the center of the park which will be CASH ONLY. Where you can buy feed cups, feed refills, parakeet sticks, and other items. Our main entrance building will still be accepting credit cards. -If you have any simple questions about our park please visit our website at www.bigjoelsafari.com for more information
*Please note that the park will be open on Easter April, 1st, but there will not be any Easter Egg Hunts held on that date.