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.

Your name *
Your name
PLEASE LIST THE PRIMARY CONTACT PERSON
Your contact phone number on the day of your cart ride *
Your contact phone number on the day of your cart ride
First date preference for your cart ride *
First date preference for your cart ride
First time preference (for the start of your cart ride, see zoo hours at right) *
First time preference (for the start of your cart ride, see zoo hours at right)
Second date preference for your cart ride
Second date preference for your cart ride
Second time preference (for the start of your cart ride, see zoo hours at right)
Second time preference (for the start of your cart ride, see zoo hours at right)
I understand that I will need to pay zoo admission fees (or use my membership) and the $20 cart fee. I will pay these upon arrival at the zoo. I understand that my request for a cart ride MUST BE MADE NO LESS THAN ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE OF THE REQUESTED DATE. I also understand that my cart ride will be kept under the two hour time limit to accommodate volunteer schedules. *

Alaska Zoo Office

4731 O'Malley Road
Anchorage, AK, 99507
United States

 

ZOO HOURS

January: 10am-4pm*

February: 10am-4pm*

March/April: 10am-5pm*

May: 9am-6pm*

June/July/August: 9am-9pm*

September: 9am-6pm*

October: 10am-5pm*

November: 10am-4pm*

December: 10am-4pm*

*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.