Looking to get your adrenalin pumping during your visit to Franklin Park Zoo? Look no further! Hop on a high-speed rescue mission in our motion simulator ride Rhino Rescue, or climb over, under and through our 10,000 square-foot playground. Check out the descriptions below to start planning your adventure!
-6D Rhino Rescue motion simulator ride
-Train, Carousel and Safari Jeep
Set in Africa, this motion simulator ride invites you on a high-speed chase alongside park rangers in their pursuit of poachers. You’ll encounter elephants, wildebeest and other wildlife on your adventure to rescue and reunite a baby rhino with his mother.
Riders are fully immersed in a 6D experience. Why 6D? Because you’ll not only see stereoscopic 3-D film through special glasses, but extra effects like seat motion, wind and light add new dimensions to the viewing experience.
The XD Theater’s state-of-the-art motion simulator seats are individually activated, processing up to 400 movements per second. This makes the virtual reality experience, well, truly realistic!
The ride accommodates twelve people and lasts four minutes. It's an experience not to be missed!
Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Weekends, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Play and explore at Franklin Park Zoo's playground!
With 10,000 square feet to let children’s imaginations run wild, we’re serious about playtime. With designs inspired by the wildlife that inhabit the Zoos, kids can frolic among giant fish, slip down a giraffe-like tube slide, and hop on a Panamanian golden frog spring rocker.
Our playground incorporates fitness challenges, promotes positive social interaction, encourages negotiating skills, and uses play to teach about conservation and wildlife. Rubberized ground cover makes it safe and accessible for all children.
Train, Carousel and Safari Jeep
Climb aboard our red train and experience Franklin Park Zoo while you’re on the move. It’s a great way to take in our wild and beautiful landscape. Or, hop the whimsical animals of our classic carousel, a joy for the young and the young at heart. And, the motorized Safari Jeep always puts a smile on the faces of smaller children. Beep, Beep!
Safari Jeep*: $2.00
3-Ride Combo for $5.00
All day pass: $10.00 (Unlimited rides all day)
*The Safari Jeep is a stationary children's ride.
Train: Weekends, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Carousel and Jeep Safari: Weekends, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May, June, July and August
Train: Open every day Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Weekends, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Carousel and Jeep Safari: Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Weekends, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open only on weekends Saturdays and Sundays,10:00 am - 5:30 p.m.
Open only on weekends Saturdays and Sundays,10:00 am - 3:30 p.m.
November through the end of March