Rides & Transportation

Don't miss these fun attractions throughout the Zoo. Get a unique view of our animals and a chance to rest your legs!

Ride All Day and Save

Gold Value Rides Wristband: unlimited rides on KCZoo Railroad, African Tram, and Endangered Species Carousel

Platinum Value Rides Wristband: unlimited rides on KCZoo Railroad, African Tram, African Sky Safari, Kenyan Cruise, and Endangered Species Carousel

$7
Gold Wristband
$10
Platinum Wristband

African Sky Safari

Ride high above the African Plains on the African Sky Safari. Your toes will dangle just above zebras, ostriches, giraffes and rhinos, and you will land near one of the best chimpanzee exhibits in the world. The journey crosses approximately 1,500 feet at 40 feet above ground and lasts about seven minutes. Please note that the operation of the African Sky Safari is weather permitting.

$5
per round trip
$3
per one way trip

Endangered Species Carousel

Our Endangered Species Carousel is one of the most beloved rides at the Zoo. Choose your favorite animal, take a spin and enjoy! Children age two and under are free with a paying adult. Buy a ticket at the Carousel near the Helzberg Penguin Plaza.

Children under 42″ tall must ride with an adult.

$3
per ride

African Tram

The tram runs daily from the train/tram station near the front entrance to Elephant Expedition and African Market and back. You can see flamingos and elephants from the tram. Children age two and under are free with a paying adult.

$2
round trip
$1
one way trip

KCZoo Railroad

While aboard, you can see the sights. You might even spot a few animals, like kangaroos and camels, right along the railroad tracks. The train runs daily, weather permitting. Children age two and under are free with a paying adult.

$3
round trip

Kenyan Cruise

Our relaxing boat ride offers a scenic cruise while enjoying the breathtaking views of the African Plains. The boat ride is open daily, weather permitting. Children age two and under are free with a paying adult.

$3
per ride
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