Train & Kiddie Rides

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Columbian Park Zoo Express - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

2021 UPDATE:  Ongoing improvement projects in the Memorial Island area may impact the ability of the Columbian Park Express train to operate throughout the spring of 2021.  Please call the Zoo Administrative Office for current status.

All aboard the Columbian Park Express Train!  Visited all the exhibits at the zoo but don’t want to leave quite yet? Let our train conductor take you on a fun and unique ride through Columbian Park!  Sit back and relax in the comfort of our train suitable for patrons of all ages.

The train runs, weather-permitting, during the Zoo opening hours with the last ride leaving 30 minutes before the Zoo closes.

Please note, the train cannot operate when tracks are wet, so consider weather conditions before making your purchase. Train tickets are non-refundable.

The Columbian Park Zoo Express is in operation (weather-permitting) during the Zoo’s open season mid-April through mid-October. During its operating season, the Express runs during Zoo open hours.  Please check in the gift shop for train departure times on the day of your visit.


Thanks to everyone who made memories with us at the Wild Tykes Play Zone!  The kiddie rides closed permanently at the end of the 2019 season to make way for a beautiful new carousel, set to debut in 2022.  Stay tuned for more details about this new attraction as they become available!