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Cruise The Phoenix Zoo 2020

During this time of COVID-19, the Phoenix Zoo has found a great way to allow the public to continue to enjoy the beloved Phoenix Zoo.

Cruise The Phoenix Zoo 2020

Don’t miss the cruise The Phoenix Zoo 2020. This novel idea also keeps donations flowing into the zoo, which is vital to maintaining the zoo.  Also, animals need to continue eating. Additionally, the staff is needed to care for the animals. Also, routine maintenance continues.  But, the only thing missing during this tie of COVID -19 are the visitors.  However, now the Zoo has a solution!

What else do I need to know about Cruise The Phoenix Zoo 2020?

Social Distancing

Cruise the Zoo is a great way to enjoy the Phoenix Zoo while maintaining social distancing.  Also, For the event, all visitors are required to stay in their vehicles.  In addition, Cars, trucks, and motorcycles are permitted (no bicycles).

Visitors may have the windows rolled down or convertibles with the top down. Also, Masks are not required for visitors. Additionally,  there will be a limit of 450 vehicles per day. visitors are not allowed out of their vehicles.

Zoo Tickets

Tickets for the Cruise the Zoo event are available for online purchase only.


Price for Members $50 per car. General Admission $65 per car. Cruise the Zoo Lunch Pack = $10.00.  Or Cruise the Zoo Kettle Corn = $8.00. And Cruise the Zoo Photo = $15.00

May Times

Vehicles can line up beginning at 8 a.m., However, The last vehicle must be in line at 1 p.m.

June – August

This event will be available the first Thursday – Monday in June, July & August.  And, the hours will be limited to 7 a.m. – noon. Additionally, all cars needing to be in line by 11 a.m.

So, If you love the Phoenix Zoo like most folks in the Phoenix metro area, check out the Phoenix Zoo Lights

What is the average temperature in Phoenix?

Month Low High
Jan 43.4°F 65.0°F
Feb 47.0°F 69.4°F
Mar 51.1°F 74.3°F
Apr 57.5°F 83.0°F
May 66.3°F 91.9°F
Jun 75.2°F 102.0°F
Jul 81.4°F 104.2°F
Aug 80.4°F 102.4°F
Sept 74.5°F 97.4°F
Oct 62.9°F 86.4°F
Nov 50.0°F 73.3°F
Dec 43.5°F 65.0°F

Phoenix’s coldest month is January when the average temperature overnight is 43.4°F.  Additionally, in July, the warmest month, the average day time temperature rises to 104.2°F.

African Lion at the Phoenix Zoo

When will the zoo ReOpen?






Cruise-the-Zoo-Map-5.8The Phoenix Zoo will reopen for the public to stroll the park on Jun 15, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 Virus, the Zoo will be taking any special precautions, including:

  • Limited capacity –  2500 visitors per day
  • Hours will be from 7 AM – 12N
  • All tickets must be purchased online by the day prior to your visit
  • Only credit or debit cards will be accepted, in addition to Google and Apple Pay
  • Jungle Java, Safari Snacks, and Crossroads Café (formerly known as Cavern Café) will be open for food service. For now, there is no indoor concession seating available.
  • Masks are optional for guests
  • Zoom employees will wear masks
  • Follow the directional signs on the ground
  • There will be 50 hand sanitizing stations throughout the park
  • Restrooms will be opened with aggressive cleaning schedules

Not every venue will be open due to the need for social distancing.  Click here for a complete list of ventures opening at a later date.

Are All Venues Open?

Due to the need for social distancing, several venues will not reopen immediately.  And, just click on the above link to see which venues have a delayed scheduled opening.

Venues With Delayed Opening

What will I see When I Cruise the Zoo?

Do you Wonder Where the Crusin Route Goes?

What is the annual rainfall in Phoenix?

Average Rainfall for Phoenix, Arizona

Month Precipitation
Jan 0.83in.
Feb 0.77in.
Mar 1.07in.
Apr 0.25in.
May 0.16in.
Jun 0.09in.
Jul 0.99in.
Aug 0.94in.
Sept 0.75in.
Oct 0.79in.
Nov 0.73in.
Dec 0.92in.

The driest month in Phoenix is June with 0.09 inches of precipitation, and with 1.07 inches March is the wettest month.

Will Zoo Lights be available for 2020?

As of now, the exact dates for the Phoenix Zoo Lights have not been published.  Additionally, while the staff often starts working on hanging the Zoo lights in July, the current COVID-19 situation has caused zoo staff to refocus their priorities.  Also, the staff has implemented the Cruise the Zoo event for folks to enjoy the zoo while generating revenue. And, stay tuned for updates on the 2020 Zoo Lights1


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