San Antonio Zoo will reopen for ‘one-of-a-kind’ drive-thru experience this weekend

Megan Armstrong San Antonio News

Updated 12:56 pm CDT, Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The San Antonio Zoo is still waiting for the green light to reopen after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but in the meantime a new drive-thru alternative to see the animals will be launched this weekend.

Tim Morrow, the zoo’s CEO, shared preliminary information on social media Wednesday afternoon. He called the new offer a “one-of-kind experience” which allows families to visit the zoo “from the comfort, safety and security of their own vehicle.”

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A video paired with the announcement shows a car driving through the wide pathways of the zoo where visitors usually walk.

“Lions, tigers and bears — let’s drive,” the video says.

The drive-thru tour will include a guided educational audio tour and curbside food and beverage options, the zoo said online.

Drive-thru zoo will be available May 1-3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests are encouraged to buy their admission — priced at $40 per car for non-pass holders and $30 for members — online. Annual pass holders and members will need to buy their admission on site.

There are some vehicle size limitations in place to ensure cars can journey through the zoo safely. The zoo says cars as big as the approximate size of a Chevy Tahoe should fit. Exact specifications are 198 inches long, 78 inches wide and 76 inches high.

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