The Drive Thru Zoo was incredibly popular in 2020 when the pandemic first swept through San Antonio by providing families with a safe way to see zoo animals.

SAN ANTONIO – The Drive Thru Zoo is returning to San Antonio by popular demand!

The San Antonio Zoo offers the drive-in experience on select nights in June. The Drive Thru Zoo was incredibly popular in 2020 when the pandemic first swept San Antonio by providing families with a safe and unique way to see zoo animals.

The original form of the drive-through zoo was also a way to generate funds for the zoo during COVID-19 closures when guests could not safely enter the park.

“We are incredibly excited to bring this fun San Antonio Zoo experience back to our guests this year,” said Tim Morrow, President and CEO of the San Antonio Zoo. “Drive Thru Zoo was imperative to our operations at the start of the pandemic and received worldwide attention and reproduction due to its creativity!”

The zoo says tickets for the original 2020 experience sold out in two hours. High demand led the zoo to keep the program months longer than originally planned. The zoo shared this concept with zoos and theme parks around the world to help other institutions and communities struggling to stay alive during the closures.

The Drive Thru Zoo will be available Monday-Thursday, June 6-9 and June 12-16 from 6:00-8:00 PM. The experience will last between 30 minutes and 1 hour and will have multiple stops available for restroom breaks and snacks. . The maximum vehicle size allowed in the Drive Thru Zoo experience is 224″ L x 81″ W x 74 H (approximately the size of a full-size Suburban).

Monthly members can purchase discounted tickets for just $52 and non-members for $65. Tickets are sold online only at this link.

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