Hours and Pricing

We are excited for your visit! Here is all the information you need to plan it!

Hours of Operation

Memorial Day Weekend Thru
Labor Day Weekend:

Monday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Current Winter Hours:

Saturday 2/17/24: 10am – 4pm

Sunday 2/18/24: 12pm – 4pm

Monday 2/19/24: 10am – 4pm

All Other Days: Closed

*Admission ends and Drive-Thru entry gates close 30 minutes prior to closing time.

Encounters

Learn more about special up-close animal encounters we have to offer at our park on our Encounters page and be sure to ask in the gift shop about encounter availabilities during your visit! Our furry, scaley, and feathered friends would love to meet you!

Adventures

(Children Aged 2 and under are free. Age range for child pricing is 3-12. Adults are considered 13+. We offer a 10% discount to individual admissions for first responders, veterans and military, and individuals who are aged 65+.)

Aikman’s Triple Crown

Adults $15
Children $11

 

Drive your vehicle on our mile-long path exploring our animal sanctuary to see over 100 exotic animals including Bison, Water Buffalo, Wildebeest and more right from the comfort of your car. You can also, stroll through the Walk-Thru and Petting Zoo to see our smaller animals, aviary, and predators. Finally, check out the Museum of Prehistoric Life with life-sized, fully detailed models of prehistoric animals and dinosaurs that you cannot see or interact with anywhere else!

Wagon Adventure

Adults $25
Children $20

 

Ride our wagon as you tour our Drive-Thru where you can pet and feed our animals as our knowledgeable guides tell you all about them. You can also, stroll through the Walk-Thru and Petting Zoo to see our smaller animals, aviary, and predators. Finally, check out the Museum of Prehistoric Life with life-sized, fully detailed models of prehistoric animals and dinosaurs that you cannot see or interact with anywhere else!

Off-Road Adventure

(Additional admission may be purchased on arrival. Maximum of 8 guests. Insert 1 as quantity at purchase)

Up to 5 $175
Extra Adults $35
Extra Children $30

 

Experience the Drive-Thru at a whole new level! Our guide will take you off the beaten path where our large animals roam. Learn about the animals you encounter, as you feed them right from the palm of your hand! Then have the opportunity to explore the Walk-Thru on your own, where our predators, birds, and other smaller animals live. You will also have access to our Petting Zoo and our Museum of Prehistoric Life.

Behind-the-Scenes Adventure

(Additional admission may be purchased on arrival. Maximum of 8 guests. Insert 1 as quantity at purchase)

Up to 5 $250
Extra Adults $50
Extra Children $45

 

For the ultimate up-close and personal animal experience, ride with our guide as we go off the beaten path and make a trail through the Drive-Thru in our UTV. Your guide will also take you through areas of the Walk-Thru as you meet and learn about the animals that live there. You will get to meet our Kangaroos and Muntjac up-close and personal. Arrive early so you will have a chance to visit the Petting Zoo and explore the Museum of Prehistoric Life on your own.

Walk-Thru Only

Adult $10
Children $8

 

 

The Walk-Thru Only adventure allows you the freedom to roam the portion of the park where our smaller animals, aviary, petting zoo, and predators live. You can expect to see many animals including Hyenas, Kangaroos, Ring-Tailed Lemur and more!
Petting Zoo feed may be purchased for $1 per cup and you can watch our Pygmy Goats, Texas Doll Sheep, young Bison, Mini Micro Scottish Highland Cow, and Fallow Deer feed right from the palms of your hands!
Then check out the Museum of Prehistoric Life with life-sized, fully detailed models of prehistoric animals and dinosaurs that you cannot see or interact with anywhere else!

Drive-Thru Only

Standard Vehicle $25
Small Bus/12+ Passenger Van  $60

 

 

Drive your vehicle on our mile-long path through the Drive-Thru portion of our park to see a variety of animals right from the comfort of your car. You can set the pace of your own adventure as you traverse our Central Illinois safari!
All vehicles must be fully enclosed. Jeeps must have all doors, windows, and the roof attached.

RULES OF THE ROAD

  • Keep the vehicle doors closed at all times.
  • Do not roll down your windows.
  • Jeeps & Convertibles must have a solid top and doors on to enter the Drive-Thru.
  • Do not hang out of your vehicle.
  • No feeding of the animals.
  • Do not pet the animals.
  • Stay in your vehicle at all times.
  • In case of an emergency sound your horn and flash your lights.
  • View right and pass left.
  • Speed limit is 5 MPH.
  • This experience is enter at your own risk. Animals can be unpredictable. Entering the Drive-Thru is an agreement that the driver accepts full responsibility of any damages.

*USDA regulations state unsupervised interactions with the animals are not allowed, therefore you must keep your windows rolled up, stay in your car and cannot pet or feed the animals while on your self guided drive.

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