Tickets have to be purchased in advance and can be bought via the zoo's website, www.phoenixzoo.org/cruisethezoo. The zoo says it has lost nearly $4.5 million in revenue from ticket and merchandise sales, as well as the many canceled events that generate big visitation in the spring. What: A self-guided drive-thru tour of the Phoenix Zoo. The Zoo will be open from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Looking for a home? Cruise the Zoo is a way for it to earn some money and welcome visitors while ensuring safe distancing. While we are closed, families have the chance to see the Zoo from the comfort, safety and security of their own vehicle. Where: Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway Start the day smarter. Copyright 2020 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Designed to be approximately 30-minutes, the tour includes audio tracks that narrate … Because of that, the zoo has added more dates: The cost is $50 per vehicle for zoo members and $65 per vehicle for non-members. This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Cruise the Zoo: Phoenix Zoo offers self-guided drive-thru tours. There will be approximately 600 tickets sold per day, for each of the three days. The Phoenix Zoo's new Cruise the Zoo activity lets visitors drive their cars through the zoo and view animals in their enclosures. Once a day is sold out, people will have to try and purchase tickets for another day. ", IF YOU GO:Phoenix Zoo - Cruise The Zoo455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix AZ 85008https://www.phoenixzoo.org/cruisethezoo. The May 15-18 tours are already sold out. Text:480.500.1738. Phoenix Zoo members - $50 per vehicle; General public - $65 per vehicle; Tickets for this experience will need to be pre-purchased online at phoenixzoo.org. They still need medical care. Help Valley families for the holidays! Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. They still need all the attention and keepers who are essential to be here. So, they came up with a unique way for people to experience the zoo safely and raise much-needed funds. Realty One Group, National - April 2014, Realty One Group, National - 2014, 2015, 2016. She said that funding goes on to support the animals and maintenance of the zoo. The zoo has been closed due to the new corovavirus pandemic since March 18. Admission: $65 per car ($50 for members). MORE THINGS TO DO: For restaurant reviews, travel tips, concert picks and more, subscribe to azcentral.com. Here's how to get tickets, Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Daily deaths will soon double, expert says, 1 dead after multiple random shootings in Nevada on Thanksgiving. ABC15 celebrates 20 years of 'Operation Santa Claus'. However, both Saturdays and Sundays sold out in less than 24 hours. The 30-minute tour includes audio tracks that narrate your drive, giving insights on animals that can be spotted along the way, including jaguars, elephants and monkeys. The Phoenix Zoo’s new Cruise the Zoo offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drive your car through the Phoenix Zoo. They have also created a "Frequently Asked Questions" web page with additional information. The Phoenix Zoo is transforming itself into a drive-thru attraction -- at least temporarily -- as a way to let people experience the zoo in a new way, but also to help raise funds needed to support the zoo and the animals. The tours will take place on weekends for the rest of May. 14301 N 87th St, Suite 215 Scottsdale, AZ 85260, By clicking submit you agree to our linked. The Zoo … Load up the car with your herd and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cruise the Zoo! Normally, zoo admission is typically $16-$25 per person. PHOENIX — Update (May 7, 2:55 p.m.): The Phoenix Zoo said tickets have sold out for both Saturday and Sunday, May 9-10 and May 16-17 and due to the popularity, have added more dates. Realty One Group, Scottsdale Office - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Initially, tours were available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for May 8-10 and May 15-17.