January and February Days of Operation are Friday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Serengeti Springs

Attractions & Dining

MINING EXPEDITION

Mine for gems like a pro at our new Mining Expedition! Located in the shade of the High Ropes Adventure Course, the Mining Expedition lets you mine for your own gems and stones. Purchase bags of mining rough at the High Ropes Adventure Course ticket booth.

HIGH ROPES ADVENTURE COURSE

The High Ropes Adventure Course offers a new and exciting experience like no other in Hattiesburg. The four-story ropes course is designed for kids and adults alike to enjoy a fun and challenging experience.

Electric TRAIN

Due to flooding at the Zoo in December our train is currently non-operational. The Zoo is working with several government agencies to repair the track and get the train rolling as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience.

Hattiesburg Zoo’s electric train came on board in February 2022 in partnership with Mississippi Power. This green path forward allows for a reduction in the Zoo’s environmental footprint as the train is fully electric, zero-emissions, and clean energy. Guests continue to enjoy their ride around the perimeter of the Zoo, but in an eco-friendlier manner.

Train tickets are $3 per person. Rides begin at 10:30 a.m. and the last train ride of the day is at 4:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Zoo Entrance or Zawadi Market.

SPLASH PAD

On hot Summer days, the Splash Pad is the place to be! Pack your towels and sunscreen and beat the heat with us.

Cabanas by the Splash Pad are available to rent (done at the Safari Grill), complete with shade and free WiFi.

Cabana Rentals: First hour – $15 | Additional hour – $10

BUG HUB

Kids will love this playground featuring a giant anthill to slide down, a spider’s rope web made for climbing, and an oversized snail shell for the perfect photo opportunity.

AUSTRALIAN WALLABY WALKABOUT

Transport yourself to the Australian Outback and take a stroll with our pals from down under. This petting zoo style attraction features furry friends such as wallabies, a KuneKune pig, and emus. The Australian Wallaby Walkabout is located just a stone’s throw away from the High Adventure Ropes Course.

“TOUCH AFRICA” PETTING ZOO

Touch Africa offers guests the unforgettable opportunity to hang out with native African animals such as Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Miniature Zebu, and Tunisian Sheep. Kids will love the chance to pet and feed our docile African pals.

Giraffe Feedings

Giraffe feedings take place daily at 2:00 p.m. from the Giraffe Feeding Platform MJUMBE WA MUNGU on the days the Zoo is open. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased the day of the giraffe feeding at the mobile gift station located under the Giraffe Pavilion. There are 15 spaces available for feedings each day.

On colder days of the year, Giraffe Feedings will be held inside the barn. Giraffe Feedings in the barn can accommodate eight guests, and all guests must be above 8 years of age.

Sloth Experience

The Sloth Experience at the Hattiesburg Zoo allows guests to have a one-on-one experience with our sloths while giving zoo staff the opportunity to provide more educational information on these animals.

The 30-minute Sloth Experience will accommodate 10 people at a cost of $50 per person and include preparation of the sloths’ diet, feeding and petting the sloth. These guests will also receive 20% off the purchase of sloth merchandise in the Zoo’s gift shop. Participants under the age of 15 must have a paying adult accompany them for the experience.

During the months of March – December Sloth Experiences take place Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 p.m.

In January and February, Sloth Experiences take place Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 p.m

Dining

The Zoo has many dining options – from Safari Grill to Ladha’s Cantina to the Snow Cone Caboose – that you won’t need to worry about bringing outside food or drink. You come hungry, and we’ll take care of the rest!

Safari Grill

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Ladha’s Cantina

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Snow Cone Caboose

Seasonal

Zawadi Market

Soft Drinks, Bottled Water and Pop’s Brothers Popsicles

Ropes Course Ticket Booth

Snacks, Soft Drinks and Bottled Water