Open Apr 6–Oct 31: 10am-5pm Daily  | Winter Wonderland: Nov & Dec


We offer a variety of rides here at Southwick’s Zoo! Before you buy your tickets make sure you check the height requirements for each ride.

Notice: Please be aware that the Rainforest Adventure Maze, Soaring Eagle Zip Line, and Kiddie Rides will be open weekends only starting on September 3rd. The Woodland Express Train and Skyfari will be open daily (weather permitting), and as a courtesy, both will be included for free with all admission on weekdays from September 3rd to October 18th (excluding holidays).

Our Non-Peak rate of  $20/person ages 3+ will be available on weekdays only from September 3 to October 18 (excluding holidays).

*Non-peak season tickets cannot be purchased in advance online and may only be purchased at the zoo’s entrance to use the day of purchase. We will still accept tickets purchased online and other pre-purchased tickets on non-peak season dates, however refunds or difference credits CANNOT be applied to these tickets.

Ride Hours

All rides are weather permitting and are subject to change without notice.

June, July, & August: Rides open daily (weather permitting) at 11:00am

April/May & September/October: Kiddie Rides and the Soaring Eagle Zip Line may be closed or have limited availability on weekdays during the spring and fall. The Woodland Express Train and Skyfari will be open daily.

Ride Safety

Height, age, size, & safety requirements must be followed for the safety of the rider and staff. Please obey all posted signs. All rides are at the discretion of the ride operator and ride operators reserve the right to refuse rides for the purpose of health and safety of the riders, animals, and staff. Height requirements can be found on this page and they are posted at each ride.

Ride Tickets

Tickets & Wristbands can be purchased at at the Parakeet Landing Gift Shop, Train Station, & the Skyfari.

Tickets or a wristband must be purchased for children under 3 who meet height requirements to go on any rides excluding the train ride (kids 2 and under ride the train free)

*Ride tickets cannot be used for the Rainforest Adventure Maze or the Soaring Eagle Zip Line. Wristbands do now include one free admission into the maze (additional maze entries are a discounted rate of $3 with wristbands) the maze, however they do not include the zip line.

Ticket Prices

1 Ticket $3.50
Ride All Day Wristband
Includes: Mechanical Kiddie Rides, The Skyfari, Woodland Express Train, & 1 admission to the Rainforest Adventure Maze
Does not include: Soaring Eagle Zip Line, Pony Rides, or Camel Rides
9 Tickets $30
18 Tickets $57
24 Tickets $72

Mechanical Rides

Kiddie Rides

*Kiddie Ride operations may be limited during Spring & Fall.

Number of Tickets Height Minimum
Carousel 1 No height min.
Car Ride 1 32 inches
Rodeo Ride 1 36 inches
Frog Hopper 1 36 inches
Rocket Ride 1 40 inches
Bear Affair 1 42 inches
Jungle Boat 1 42 inches

Skyfari Sky Ride

See the zoo from a new point of view on our Skyfari Sky Ride! You’ll get a bird’s eye view of the African Plains, chimpanzees, alligator, and more!

Number of Tickets Height Minimum
Skyfari  2 ride tickets, or ride wristband, or $7 per person 42 inches


Skyfari Ride Safety Rules

  • Children must be at least 42″ tall to ride.
  • Children must ride with a person 13 years of age or older.
  • The Skyfari Sky Ride chair can seat: two adults , two adults with one small child (must be 42″ tall to ride), or two children with one adult.
  • The Skyfari Sky Ride operator reserves the right to assign seating based on safety guidelines.

Woodland Express Train Ride

All aboard the Woodland Express! This relaxing train ride is about 15 minutes long and will take you through our scenic North American exhibit and local wetlands. You can get a closer look at our elk and see some local wildlife such as herons, turtles, ducks, and more.

Number of Tickets Height Minimum
Train Ride  2 ride tickets, or ride wristband, or $7 per person
Children 2 years and under ride free
No height min.

Train Ride Safety Rules

  • Children ages 12 and under must ride with an adult.
  • Children must be seated in the center of the train car. Please only seat adults on the ends.
  • DO NOT stand or exit train at anytime during the ride. This is a round-trip ride and the train will not stop until it returns to the station.

Soaring Eagle Zipline

Soar above the zoo with our newest attraction! Unlike traditional ziplines which feature a harness for a single person, the Soaring Eagle is seated and up to two people can ride at once. The entrance to this ride is located on the deck behind Galliford’s Restaurant & Tavern.
*The zipline is not included with Zoo-It-All admission or wristbands. Ride tickets cannot be used for the zipline

One Ride $12

Zipline/Maze Combo

Includes 1 admission for the Rainforest Adventure Maze and 1 ride on the Zipline

6 Ride Punch Card $60

Soaring Eagle Zipline Rules

  • Minimum Height: 42 in (Passengers between the heights of 42” and 47”, or under 12 years of age, must ride with an adult)
  • Single Rider Weight Limit: 300 lbs
  • Combined Weight Limit: 450lb
  • Only one passenger per seat.
  • All riders must be weighed for reasons of safety. Weights will not be displayed or announced. You must ride with the person you are weighed with. If you wish to swap riders, you must be re-weighed before riding.
  • Food, beverages, cell phones, and any other loose items are not allowed on the ride and must be left in a designated area.

Animal Rides

Pony Rides

Notice: Pony Rides will be open Weekends Only starting September 3rd.

Visit the Elkhorn Stable to take a pony ride! It is located nearby the Elkhorn mine and the Woodland Express Train Station.

2 Tickets Pony Ride Weight Limit 80lbs

Camel Rides

Notice: Camel Rides are open Weekends Only.

2 Tickets Camel Ride Weight Limit 180 lbs per person

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