Head out on safari with Global Wildlife Center! Kids can really feel like they are exploring the plains of Africa as they enjoy an exciting adventure at the largest totally free-roaming wildlife preserve of its kind in the country!
Located in Folsom, Louisiana, the Global Wildlife Center is home to over 4,000 exotic, endangered, and threatened animals from all over the world. Kids can experience some pretty amazing animal encounters as they get eye to eye with giraffes, wiggle a camel's hump, or feel the wooly fur of bison as you learn through touch! It's Africa, in Louisiana.
Whether you are 2 or 92, the whole family will love Global Wildlife Center.
The Safari Tour is a one hour and 15 minute guided Safari wagon tour that spans over 900 acres in this beautiful Louisiana countryside, complete with 12 ponds and a lake!
The experience at this popular attraction not only allows kids to meet some amazing animals, but it also offers a unique learning experience too.
Tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis, and aren't sold in advance or online, so plan to arrive earlier than the check in times listed on the website. The tour times are listed on week in advance!
If you want something a little more exclusive for your family, you can book a private tour and explore the park with your own private tour guide.
So grab those safari hats kids, because Louisiana has transformed itself to a magical animal experience that YOU get to explore!
$19 for the public tour
$13 for the public tour
Buy plenty of animal feed, a Family Bucket is a must. The more food, the more fun! Although the wagons are covered, if it rains, you will get wet! The gift shop has ponchos if you need them. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and an outdoor activity.
A concession stand is filled with hot dogs, popcorn, nachos, and is open on Saturdays and Sundays only. Chips, snacks, and drinks available daily.
Check out the free lesson plans on the website! School fieldtrips receive a discounted rate! Don't forget Global Wildlife Center for an awesome fall field trip, when there are lots of exciting animal behaviors and fights for dominance!
There is a great gift shop with items for every pocketbook. Check out the wide variety of logo items.
The Safari Wagon Tours are handicap accessible according to ADA guideline
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There is a baby changing station in the restrooms.
7 days a week 9am to 5pm. Tour times are listed one week in advance on the website so check before you go
Open 7 days a week, and offers tours daily. Closed Christmas Eve and Day, New Year's Eve and Day, Thanksgiving, & Easter Sunday.
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