Prohibited Items

For the safety and wellbeing of our guests and staff, the following items are not allowed inside Serengeti Springs at the Hattiesburg Zoo:

  • Weapons or hazardous materials of any kind.
  • Outside food or beverages
  • Coolers or ice chests
  • Glass containers
  • Pets or animals
  • Outside chairs (with the exception of ADA accessible chairs)
  • Hoverboards, electric scooters, skateboards, skating shoes, etc.
  • Beach balls, frisbees, inflatable pool toys, etc.
  • Remote controlled aerial drones or boats
  • Masks, snorkels, diving gear, swimming fins, etc.
  • Umbrellas or personal shade structures
  • Noise makers including speakers, radios or devices that will emit sound that may bother other guests or otherwise be unsafe in or around water.
  • Laser pointers
  • Clothing with objectionable imagery, text or language
  • Balloons, confetti and pinatas

Park staff may also exclude other items deemed potentially harmful or disruptive to park property or guests. If you have any questions about a specific item prior to your visit, submit your question by email to