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Season Kick Off Drive Thru Zoofari Tours: EARTH Members

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Southwick's Zoo

2 Southwick Street

Mendon, MA 01756

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Members of EARTH Limited can sign up for a FREE Zoofari Drive Thru tour on April 3rd, 4th, 10th, or 11th!

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Southwick's Zoo is saying thank you to our EARTH Limited Members for supporting conservation, education, and research!

Members of EARTH Limited can book a FREE Drive Thru tour during the zoo's Season Kickoff Drive Thru Zoofari tours on April 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th.

These 45 minute guided tours offer the opportunity to experience Southwick's Zoo from the comfort and safety of your vehicle.

EARTH Members must reserve a ticket in advance per car (NOT per individual). Only ONE ticket allowed per member group/family. Codes may be used once. Please note that ONLY adult member codes can be used. Child member codes cannot be used to reserve a spot.

TOUR DATES: April 3rd, 4th, 10th, or 11th

TOUR TIMES: 1:00pm, 2:00pm, or 3:00pm

Plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled time with your ticket printed and on hand. If you arrive more than 15 minutes past your selected time, you will not be guaranteed entry into the zoo.

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

Reminder: Only one ticket allowed per member group/family. Please note that ONLY adult member codes can be used. Child member codes cannot be used to reserve a spot. [If you are having difficulty with your code, please contact samantha@southwickszoo.com]

  1. Click the red "Select a Date" button.
  2. Find your desired date and time, and click the red "Tickets" button.
  3. 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.
  4. Click the orange "Apply" button.
  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 reserving your ticket. By reserving your Drive Thru ticket, you are agreeing to comply with all Southwick's Zoo visitor rules and guidelines.

  • No oversized vehicles. Large commercial vehicles, motorcycles, open side vehicles, and recreational devices (bicycles, scooters, skateboards, etc) are not permitted. Yes, minivans and pickup trucks are allowed! For safety reasons, roofs must be left on Jeeps and convertibles, and visitors cannot ride in the bed of pickup trucks.
  • For the safety of guests, staff, and the animals, guests must not exceed a maximum speed of 2 mph.
  • Keep one car length between vehicles. DO NOT try to pass other vehicles.
  • Guests must follow the drive thru path 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 the 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 in vehicles. Drive thru guest cannot bring pets for drive thru tours.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will EARTH member get a discount on Drive Thru tours after the Season Kickoff tours?

Members will receive a 50% discount on Drive Thru Zoofari tours for select dates and times. An email with more information will be sent to EARTH members soon.

Is the zoo open as a walk thru during Drive Thru Zoofari tours?

No, the zoo is not open for walk thru visitors during the tours. Drive Thru tours utilize our existing roads and pathways within the zoo, so, for the safety of all visitors, the zoo is closed as a walk thru during the drive thru tours.

What time should I arrive?

Please arrive at least 20 minutes before your selected tour time. If you arrive and check in more than 15 minutes past your selected time, we cannot guarantee that you will be allowed entry.

Can I bring a non-member?

Members may have non-member guests in their vehicle. Please be aware that tickets CANNOT be reserved for the use of non-members, and the ticket holder must be an adult member of EARTH Limited.

How long is the Drive Thru?

Each drive thru tour will last approximately 45 minutes.

Is the zoo fully paved?

Please be aware that not all paths in the zoo are paved, so some sections may be bumpy. We are also located on a hill, so some pathways on the drive thru route are somewhat steep.

Can we stop and get out of our car?

Once the tour starts, guests cannot get out of their vehicles. Guests must remain seated and car doors must remain closed at all times when inside the zoo. You may open your windows.

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?

A port a john will be located next to the waiting area. However, guests are not permitted to leave their vehicle while in the zoo, and restrooms within the zoo will not be open during drive thru tours. Tours last about 45 minutes, so please plan accordingly.

What animals will I see?

Please view the Drive Thru 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 and off exhibit. We cannot guarantee what animals will be outside and visible at any given time. Visit the Drive Thru info page to view the route map.

Can I bring my pets?

Pets are not allowed into the zoo, so they CANNOT be brought to Zoofari Drive Thru tours. The only exception is service animals.

What happens if it rains?

Drive thru tours are rain or shine.

Does the roof have to be on my Jeep or Convertible?

Yes, for safety reasons, Jeep and convertible roofs must be kept on during the tours.

Are the animals free roaming? Do they approach visitor’s vehicles?

All animals remain in their habitats. The only sections with free roaming species are the Deer Forest and Elk Forest. Please note that the deer and elk do not approach vehicles and remain a safe distance away.

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Southwick's Zoo

2 Southwick Street

Mendon, MA 01756

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