July 13th: Southwick's Zoo Drive Through Safari (rescheduled)

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Southwick's Zoo

2 Southwick Street

Mendon, MA 01756

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Experience a whole new adventure at Southwick’s Zoo with a Zoofari Drive-Through! FREE on Monday, July 13th for EARTH Limited Members ONLY!

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We wanted to say thank you to our EARTH Limited Members for your support with a FREE 45 minute guided tour of the 200-acre Southwick's Zoo from the comfort and safety of their car! These tours will take place after our normal hours of operation, so they provide an amazing opportunity to observe species that are more active around dusk.

EARTH Members must reserve a ticket in advance per car (NOT per individual). Only one ticket allowed per ADULT member. Tour times: 5:30pm, & 6:30pm.

Plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled time with your ticket printed and on hand.

All drive through guests must enter the parking lot through the lot entrance on Vineyard Street. Enter the address 46 Vineyard St, Millville, MA 01529 into your GPS to be directed to the correct entrance. Look for the ENTER HERE sign with giraffes.

Don't forget to download the audio tour! You can find it here.

TO ACCESS YOUR TICKET

  1. Click the green "Tickets" button.
  2. Enter your member access code. Your code is the first 5 letters of your last name + the first 2 letters of your first name. Example: John Smith’s code would be SMITHJO. If your last name is fewer than 5 letters, just use your full last name + the first 2 letters of your first name, Jane Doe’s code would be DOEJA. [If you are having difficulty with your code, please contact samantha@southwickszoo.com]
  3. Click the orange "Apply" button.
  4. Choose your tour time and "1" from the dropdown menu. You only need 1 ticket per car, and can only register for one ticket/time slot per member.
  5. Click the orange "Register" button.

Safety Rules and Guidelines

All guests entering Southwick’s Zoo are doing so at their own risk. Southwick’s Zoo will not be held responsible for injuries or damage to vehicles. Please review all rules before purchasing your ticket.

  • Vehicles must be no larger than a full-size SUV. Large commercial vehicles, motorcycles, open side vehicles, and recreational devices (bicycles, scooters, skateboards, etc) are not permitted.
  • For the safety of guests, staff, and the animals, guests must not exceed a speed of 2-3 mph.
  • Guests must follow the lead car at all times. Do not leave the designated path.
  • Keep noise to a minimum. Do not honk or play loud music. Please be respectful of the animals and other guests.
  • Do not drive distracted. Stay aware of your surroundings and keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you.
  • Guests are not allowed to exit their vehicle during the duration of the tour. All tailgates, doors, and hatchbacks must remain closed at all times
  • Do not litter. Please do not throw any objects out of your vehicle’s window. Guests are not allowed to throw food to the animals.
  • Smoking and alcohol are not permitted within the zoo.
  • No pets allowed in vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long is the Drive Through? About 45 minutes
  • Can we stop and get out of our car? Once the tour starts, guests cannot stop and get out of their vehicles. Guests must remain seated and car doors must remain closed at all times when inside the zoo.
  • Do I need to wear a face mask? Drive-thru tour visitors do not need to wear a mask since they remain in their vehicles. However, we ask that guests wear a mask during any interactions with zoo employees such as during check-in.
  • Will restrooms be open? Guests are not permitted to leave their vehicles while in the zoo, and restrooms will not be open during drive-thru tours. Tours last about 45 minutes, so please plan accordingly.
  • Will there be food available to purchase? Galliford’s Restaurant & Tavern will be open for takeout. Drive Through guests are welcome to place on order to pick-up after their tour. Learn more here.
  • What animals will I see? Please view the Drive Through Map to see which habitats are on the route. While many species are more active in the evening, please remember that some animals may choose to go indoors. We cannot guarantee what animals will be outside and visible at any given time.
  • Can I bring my pets? Pets are NOT allowed within the zoo. The only exception is service animals.
  • What happens if it rains? Drive-thru tours will take place rain or shine.
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Mendon, MA 01756

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