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Dino Drive-Thru

Date & Time
October 17, 2020

October 17, 2020 - SOLD OUT*
6 PM (Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time slot for check-in)

$40 per vehicle ($35 members)

Welcome to Zoo Miami’s first-ever Dino Drive-Thru. Come along on this journey of a lifetime to get a firsthand look at our prehistoric friends. There are a few things to know before your arrival so make sure to take a look at our Road Rules and FAQ’s

Since our dinos are the main feature of the event, our animal friends will be very sleepy at this time and may not be visible to the public throughout this adventure.

RULES OF THE ROAD

Zoo Miami reserves the right to deny a vehicle entry at our own discretion if a vehicle does not adhere to the following standards and/or is in violation of any of our safety guidelines. Zoo Miami reserves the right to escort guests off zoo grounds if they are found disregarding our policies.

  • Tickets are non-replaceable and non-refundable.
  • All guests 2 and older must bring a CDC recommended face covering. Face coverings are required when interacting with Zoo Miami team members or when exiting your vehicle.
  • Follow the guided route without stopping. The speed limit is 4 mph.
  • Listen to our guided audio tour! Scroll down to download the audio to listen to during your drive! We recommend downloading the audio tour track ahead of time as mobile and WiFi reception at the Zoo is spotty.
  • Do not feed the animals as they receive a healthy diet from their zookeepers.
  • Loud noises are not permitted, including honking, music, and yelling.
  • No smoking or electronic cigarettes allowed during the Dino Drive-Thru.
  • Pets are not permitted inside Zoo grounds, even if inside the vehicle.
  • Alcohol is not permitted at the Dino Drive-Thru and vehicles are subject to be searched.
  • To ensure you have the best experience possible, please be sure to arrive with a full tank of gas in your vehicle.
  • All passengers must be enclosed in vehicles. (i.e. no top-down convertibles/open Jeeps) See FAQ’s below for max. car size.
  • Please print your ticket and bring it with you. We are unable to look up ticket orders on-site and cell phone reception may be unreliable to download your ticket at the Zoo.
  • For emergencies, please contact us at 305-251-0400 ext. 0 or 305-753-7046 (use this number ONLY for emergencies on event date)

MAP

 

Dino Drive Thru Map

 

AUDIO TOUR

We recommend downloading the audio tracks prior to arriving to Zoo Miami on the day of your event. However, CD's and USB's will be available upon request. Limited quantities are available. 

 Listen to 'Track 1 - Rules of the road' prior to arrival 

    Track 3  - Behind the scenes - Animal Care 
    Track 9 - Parasaurolophus/Deinonychus 
    Track 15 - Edmontonia and Triceratops

Music credits CLICK HERE

TRIVIA

FAQs

What does my ticket include?

One drive-thru cruise, along with an audio-guided tour.

Do I need prepaid tickets or can I purchase them the day of?

Tickets for this experience must be pre-purchased online. Tickets are non-replaceable and non-refundable. 

When should I arrive? What do I do upon arrival?

Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time slot tour for check-in. Dino Drive-Thru tours depart promptly. Please follow the marked entry road. Pull into the queuing lane, remain in your vehicle with windows up, and wait for one of our staff members to greet you. When the staff member arrives, please give them the name or order ID number in your confirmation email.

If you prefer not to roll down your window to speak with a staff member, please hold up your printed or phone ticket to your closed vehicle window for the staff member to verify. (Enlarge your phone screen and use maximum brightness so it clearly shows your tour date and time.)

Can we buy tour tickets at the ticket windows?

We expect our Dino drive tours to sell out quickly and encourage you to plan ahead to reserve your spot for this unique experience. If space is still available for an upcoming tour, you may use your mobile device to purchase an online ticket while onsite. Our ticket windows will not be open for in-person ticket sales.

Are face masks required?

You will need the face mask when you check-in and when speaking face to face with Zoo Miami staff for questions, comments, and concerns. Face masks are not required when inside your vehicle.

What is the maximum vehicle size?

Vehicle size must be no larger than a full-size long bed truck. Max vehicle specs are 266″ L x 81″ W x 74″ H (no larger than a Ford F-150).
 

NOT ALLOWED

  • Motorcycles
  • Convertibles
  • Trailers (e.g. livestock, boats, campers)
  • Vehicles with “soft doors,” “tube doors” or doors removed, such as Jeeps
  • “low-rider” or "hi-riser" vehicles

Zoo Miami reserves the right to deny a vehicle upon entry at their discretion if a vehicle does not adhere to the above standards and/or is in violation of any of our safety guidelines

How long is the Dino Drive-Thru?

This experience will last between 30-45 minutes.

Is there a speed limit?

The speed limit is 4 mph. 

Will I be able to smoke in my car?

No. Zoo Miami’s Dino Drive-Thru is a smoke-free event, including electronic cigarettes. We reserve the right to escort guests off zoo grounds if they are found disregarding our policies.

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

Yes. You may bring your own food and drink to enjoy in your vehicle. No glass containers or alcoholic beverages.

Will I be able to bring alcohol?

No. Alcohol is not allowed for this event. We reserve the right to escort guests off zoo grounds if they are found to be disregarding our policies.

Will I be able to pet any animals?

No. Guests must remain in their vehicles at all times.

What if I have an emergency?

Zoo Park Rangers will be available to assist guests with first aid and/or other emergency situations. Please notify the nearest Zoo staff member if you are having an emergency. You can also call our park rangers at 305-251-0400 ext. 0 or 305-753-7046.

Are restrooms available?

We will have access to restrooms before you start your tour. There is no restroom access during your tour so please plan ahead. 

Will the concession stands be open?

Snacks and drinks will be ONLY be available for purchase at the check-in location.

 

* Event is subject to cancellation and/or rescheduling in accordance with upcoming Miami-Dade County policies and orders.

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