Beat the Heat Sale starts Wednesday, June 8 and available on select dates only through Thursday, June 16, 2022.
School is out, the Texas summer heat is back, and San Antonio Zoo is here to help! Beat the heat on select evenings in June with the international sensation, Drive Thru Zoo. From the comfort of your car, you and your family can once again explore a truly wild ride.
We’re going wild… Members are just $36 per car and non-Members are $45 per car! Gather your herd, blast the A/C, and Let’s DRIVE!
Tickets are going fast and on sale now for a limited time! Are you ready to join the animals for their afternoon stretch and snacks? The Drive Thru Zoo experience is 30 minutes to an hour and has multiple stops available for snacks, zoo merchandise, and restroom breaks.
Drive Thru Zoo Select Dates:
June 6th-9th | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
June 13th-16th | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
8 DAYS ONLY | LIMITED TIME EXPERIENCE
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Member Admission Tickets
Members will receive a special admission price of $36 per vehicle.
To purchase your discount member tickets, click the link below and sign in to your account.
Standard Admission Tickets
Non-members can purchase their standard admission tickets online for $45 per vehicle.
Tickets are limited per weekend. Plan your visit today and secure your tickets today.
Drive-Thru Zoo FAQs
Do I need to purchase tickets or can we buy onsite?
Tickets will be sold online only at www.sazoo.org starting Friday, May 20, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. CST. Members receive a discount on tickets.
Do you Accept Credit Cards?
Yes, we accept American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards.
Do you Accept Cash?
No, but we do accept Credit Cards. We accept American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards.
Do you Drive-Thru in your own car? Can we rent a shuttle or golf -cart?
Guests must travel through the San Antonio Zoo in the comfort of their own vehicle. We do not have rental cars or shuttles.
How long does the Drive-Thru Zoo Take?
The experience will last between 30 min to 1 hour.
Since I am in my vehicle, will I be allowed to smoke?
Smoking of any kind is not allowed on zoo grounds. We reserve the right to escort guests off of zoo grounds if they are found to be disregarding our policies.
Will I be allowed to bring alcohol?
Alcohol is not allowed on zoo grounds. We reserve the right to escort guests off of zoo grounds if they are found to be disregarding our policies.
Are pets allowed?
No, pets are not permitted on San Antonio Zoo premises.
Will I be able to get off to go to the restroom?
Yes. Due to traffic, guests will be able to go to the restrooms at two designated spots inside of the zoo as well as at Brackenridge park once they exit zoo grounds.
Can we drive through in a convertible with the top down?
Yes, you may. For your safety while on zoo grounds, doors MUST BE IN PLACE and closed at all times. All persons must be seated in the vehicle if the top is down.
Can we ride in the bed of a pickup truck?
Yes. As long as guests remain seated at all times in the bed of the truck. It is important for guests to have doors closed at ALL times.
Once we exit the zoo, can we come back the same day?
Guests may not return after exiting the zoo on the same day without paying admission again. Tickets expire once guests exit the zoo. Tickets can be purchased at sazoo.org
Are there discounts available?
Members are eligible to receive a discount when logging into their account online.
Will we be able to pet any of the animals?
No petting of any animals will take place.
We came when the weather wasn’t ideal and didn’t see any animals, can we get our money back?
We do not offer any refunds but do suggest that you take your time and keep looking under the trees and into the exhibits as you drive. Especially if it is hot, the animals may be seeking shade and shelter. If the weather is to the point we can not operate or provides a less than the experience we will reschedule your tickets for a different date.
Will we be able to feed the animals?
Guests are not permitted to feed any of the animals. We reserve the right to escort guests off of zoo grounds if they are found to be disregarding our policies.
Rules Of The Road
Drive Thru Zoo Rules
- Please leave pets at home as they are not permitted on zoo grounds.
- Please remain in your vehicle during tour. For guest safety, all tailgates, van/car doors, and hatchbacks must remain closed at all times.
- Two restrooms will be available along the route.
- Please keep noise to a minimum.
- The maximum size for a vehicle permitted in our Drive Thru Zoo experience is 224″ L x 81″ W x 76 H (roughly the size of a full-sized Suburban)
- Follow the guided route. The speed limit is a sloth-like 4 mph.
- Please help keep the zoo clean. Keep everything in your car and when you leave zoo property, properly dispose of your trash in a trashcan or recycle container. Together we can be responsible stewards of the environment.
- Please do not smoke or vape in your vehicle.
- Alcohol is not permitted on zoo grounds and vehicles are subject to search.