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. Called "Cruise The Zoo," people will be able to drive their vehicles along the zoo's pathways passing by the flamingos, giraffes, elephants, orangutans habitats, as well as other animals. Each tour will last about 30 minutes, the zoo said. Cruise the Zoo is a way for it to earn some money and welcome visitors while ensuring safe distancing. 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. ", IF YOU GO:Phoenix Zoo - Cruise The Zoo455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix AZ 85008https://www.phoenixzoo.org/cruisethezoo. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Phoenix Zoo’s new Cruise the Zoo offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drive your car through the Phoenix Zoo. Initially, tours were available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for May 8-10 and May 15-17. Tickets have been added for Monday, May 11 and May 18. The May 15-18 tours are already sold out. 14301 N 87th St, Suite 215 Scottsdale, AZ 85260, By clicking submit you agree to our linked. 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. Details and tickets: 602-286-3800, phoenixzoo.org/cruisethezoo, Tags: Things to do in Arizona, Things to do in Phoenix, Things to do in Scottsdale, Finalists will be announced in October 2016, Homes & Land Magazine 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, Arizona Regional MLS 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, Realty One Group, North Scottsdale Office -2015, 2016 While we are closed, families have the chance to see the Zoo from the comfort, safety and security of their own vehicle. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. Designed to be approximately 30-minutes, the tour includes audio tracks that narrate your drive, giving insights on animals that can be spotted along the way. As the dreariness of being stuck at home continues, one idea to cure the coronavirus blues is rolling down your car windows, getting some fresh air and setting out for live sightings of giraffes, flamingos and tigers. PHOENIX — The Phoenix Zoo has been off-limits because of COVID-19. They still need all the attention and keepers who are essential to be here. However, both Saturdays and Sundays sold out in less than 24 hours. They still need medical care. Where: Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway What: A self-guided drive-thru tour of the Phoenix Zoo An audio tour will be available through the zoo's website. Where: Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway. ABC15 celebrates 20 years of 'Operation Santa Claus'. Here's how to get tickets, Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020, Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally”. Help Valley families for the holidays! Over the next two weekends – guests can cruise the zoo. 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. They have to be here taking care of these animals.". MORE THINGS TO DO: For restaurant reviews, travel tips, concert picks and more, subscribe to azcentral.com. The route will enter and exit at a private gate located in the far southwest corner of the main parking lot with queuing of cars in the lot. "They can roll down their windows, stick their head out of the sun roof, and they can cruise the zoo. The Phoenix Zoo's new Cruise the Zoo activity lets visitors drive their cars through the zoo and view animals in their enclosures. The Phoenix Zoo's new Cruise the Zoo activity lets visitors drive their cars through the zoo and view animals in their enclosures. 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. 14301 N 87th St, Suite 215 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 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. The tours will take place on weekends for the rest of May. Copyright 2020 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. Tickets have to be purchased in advance and can be bought via the zoo's website, www.phoenixzoo.org/cruisethezoo. Vehicles can not be larger than a full-size long-bed truck or no larger than 266″ L x 81″ W x 74″ H. "We are really excited about this because this has never been done before here at the Phoenix Zoo," said Hardwick. The Phoenix Zoo’s new Cruise the Zoo offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drive your car through the Phoenix Zoo. Designed to be approximately 30-minutes, the tour includes audio tracks that narrate … Details: 602-286-3800, phoenixzoo.org/cruisethezoo. Summer Dates: Thursday, June 4 – Monday, June 8, Thursday, July 2 – Monday, July 6, Thursday, August 6 – Monday, August 10 Text:480.500.1738. They have also created a "Frequently Asked Questions" web page with additional information. Admission: $65 per car ($50 for members). What: A self-guided drive-thru tour of the Phoenix Zoo. 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. Realty One Group, Scottsdale Office - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Cruise the Zoo: Phoenix Zoo offers self-guided drive-thru tours. Load up the car with your herd and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cruise the Zoo! Looking for a home? The route meanders past zebra, flamingos, Monkey Village and winds around the Inner Tropics Trail to pass the Tropical Flights Aviary, orangutan and tiger habitats and then out of the Zoo. She said that funding goes on to support the animals and maintenance of the zoo. 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. However, that is about to change. Once a day is sold out, people will have to try and purchase tickets for another day. "They still need to eat. There will be approximately 600 tickets sold per day, for each of the three days. Since closing in March, during what it normally the peak of the season, the nonprofit zoo has lost nearly $4.5 million, revenue that usually comes from memberships, admission, special events, concessions, and sales at the gift shop, said Linda Hardwick, spokesperson for the zoo. As of Wednesday evening, Hardwick said more than 1,200 tickets had already been purchased. Start the day smarter. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Admission: $65 per car ($50 for members). They have also extended the experience to May 22-25 and 29-31. Normally, zoo admission is typically $16-$25 per person. This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Cruise the Zoo: Phoenix Zoo offers self-guided drive-thru tours.