Enhance Your Visit


Endangered Species Carousel

Visitors to the Jackson Zoo not only can see some exotic animals during their visit, but they can ride them as well! The Friends of the Jackson Zoo is proud to offer visitors the opportunity to ride such animals as a giraffe, a lion, an elephant, and our own native Mississippian, the catfish.

The carousel is open daily and is only $2 a ride.

 

Replica Steam Train

Our original train was a C.P. Huntington 1863 replica steam engine which was installed in 1972. The track gauge is 2 feet with approximately 1 mile of track. Today we have a similar model engine, owned by Star Amusement Company that runs on the original tracks. The train has 4 cars that hold up to 15 passengers each and has one wheel chair accessible cart available on request.

The train is open daily and is only $2 a ride per person.

 

The Trading Company

Want a fun souvenir of your trip to the zoo? An educational, animal-inspired game or book for the kids? Forgot your sunscreen or towel for while you play on the Splash Pad? The Trading Company carries a wide range of items to commemorate your trip and also stocks practical items to make your visit more enjoyable.

 

The Elephant Cafe

If you have a hankering for some great carnival fare, want to cool down with an icee, or need a sweet treat, the Elephant Cafe has what you need.

The Elephant Cafe is open daily from 10am-4pm.