SAN ANTONIO (CBSDFW.COM) – A zoo in Texas is going the extra mile by offering a “one-of-a-kind” drive-thru experience for residents while it technically remains closed during the coronavirus pandemic.
The San Antonio Zoo announced Wednesday that its new experience will take place this Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost will be $40 per vehicle for non-season pass holders.READ MORE: Texas Inmate Rick Rhoades Faces Execution For Fatally Stabbing Brothers 30 Years Ago
According to the zoo, patrons will be able to drive through the zoo using a special path and guided audio tour that will allow them to see the animals.READ MORE: North Texas Woman Whose Unborn Child Could Not Be Saved Shares Personal Abortion Story
“This weekend San Antonio Zoo will launch Drive-Thru Zoo, a one-of-a-kind experience where families can get the chance to see the zoo while we are closed from the comfort, safety and security of their own vehicle,” the zoo said on its Facebook page.
The entire experience is expected to last between 30 minutes to an hour, according to the zoo.MORE NEWS: Texas Secretary of State’s Office Releases New Information On Audit of 2020 Election
Nonessential businesses such as retail stores, restaurants and malls are allowed to reopen starting Friday at a 25% capacity and with social distancing guidelines. The zoo has not said when it plans to reopen for regular operations.