Mobility and Cart Rides
If you are planning a zoo visit and have mobility concerns, we offer motorized cart rides. These rides are SCHEDULED A MINIMUM OF ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE as we need to arrange a volunteer driver. We only have one cart available for public rides, so we cannot accommodate large groups. Zoo staff and volunteers must drive due to liability and insurance reasons on our public trails.
Complete the form below, including your first choice for a date and time to visit as well as a back up choice in the event that our drivers are not available. Cart rides are kept under a 2 hour time limit to accommodate volunteer schedules. We do not take the carts over the bridges at the back of the zoo due to their design as narrow walkways, thereby excluding the snow leopard, brown bear, mountain goat and Dall sheep habitats.
Our Volunteer Coordinator will reply to you with additional information. Please note that visitors coming for a scheduled cart ride will need to pay regular zoo admission or use their annual membership. There is also a $20 cart fee which will be paid at admissions at the time of arrival for the ride.
Alaska Zoo Office
4731 O'Malley Road
Anchorage, AK, 99507
*Last zoo admission is 30 minutes before closing. It takes 1.5 hours to see the entire zoo, so 30 minutes does not leave enough time. Zoo staff walk through to clear zoo grounds at closing time. The zoo is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. Cart rides may be available during Zoo Lights evenings from late November to early March, 5-8pm or 6:30-8:30pm.