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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announces new Asian Lantern Festival drive-through experience

The drive-through option is only available for four nights this month.

CLEVELAND — Are you looking for something to do with the entire family? The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is offering a new drive-through experience for the popular Asian Lantern Festival.

Zoo officials said the drive-through option is a "limited-time opportunity" in which guests can enjoy the Asian Lantern Festival amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Tickets are now on sale for the drive-through opportunity, which is only available for four days -- Aug. 10-11, Aug. 17-18 -- from 7-11 p.m. Entry is $54 per car for zoo members or $60 per car for non-members. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

You can buy tickets HERE.

"Tickets are scheduled in half-hour time slots with the final ticketed entry concluding at 10:30 p.m.," zoo officials said in a press release. "Guests will not be able to exit their vehicle during the experience."

The Asian Lantern Festival, which opened at the Cleveland Zoo last month, features more than 1,000 illuminated lanterns with more than 70 never-before-seen displays.

Guests hoping to enjoy the full walk-through Asian Lantern Festival can still purchase tickets for that option, which runs Wednesday through Sunday evenings from 6:30-10:30 p.m. through Aug. 23.

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo reopened June 17 with a variety of new safety protocols following a three-month closure due to coronavirus concerns. The zoo no longer requires advanced reservations for guests planning to visit as of Aug. 1, but other safety measures remain in place until further notice.

Check out an in-depth sneak peek at the Cleveland Zoo's Asian Lantern Festival in the player below.