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Zoo Train & Fun Features

All Aboard the Norfolk Southern Express  

Climb aboard the Zoo Train for a fun and informative ride. Tickets are $2.00 per rider.

Fall Schedule

The Zoo Train operates on a Winter Schedule from  through March 1, 2015.

Monday – Friday:
Scheduled every 30 minutes
First train ride: 10:30 am
Final ride: 4 pm

Saturday & Sunday:
Scheduled every 20 minutes
First train ride: 10:20 am
Final ride: 4:20 pm

Train tokens may be purchased at the ticket booth and at the train station. Children under 2 years old ride for free and do not need a token.

Zoo Train Facts           

  • The Zoo train is a 1/3 scale model of a C.P. Huntington steam engine.
  • Four coaches can accommodate over 80 passengers – adults and children.
  • The permanent track is 3/4 of a mile long.
  • Riders board the train at the Beazley Foundation Station located near the entry plaza.
  • The journey includes live narration from the train engineer about the Zoo and its collection of plants and animals.
  • The train is ADA compliant – and can accommodate wheelchairs.
  • The train will not operate in rain or inclement weather.
  • Funds raised from the sales of train tickets support conservation programs and animal exhibit expansion. Our first exhibit built with proceeds from train ticket sales will be “Australia.”
  • The entire journey will last about 20 minutes.
  • The train has a 4-cylinder engine that is gasoline operated.
  • The engine weighs about 6,100 pounds.
  • Each coach weighs approximately 2,700 pounds.

Please call 757.441.2374 for more information, daily train schedule and departure times.

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