While the sanctuary is closed to the general public, VIP donors can visit the sanctuary and get a behind-the-scenes look at sanctuary life. Also, as an alternative, you can contact the sanctuary to sign up for a "Volunteer Day", to help with maintenance tasks around the facility that will directly benefit the elephants. While seeing an elephant during volunteer events is not the focus and is highly unlikely (although you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse), the efforts directly impact the elephants in a positive way and make a tremendous, compassionate difference. If you can't make it out for a volunteer day, consider browsing the sanctuary's wish list to see if there is a need you may be able to fill.
It's heartwrenching to think that these animals have lived a hard life on the road in a circus, or in the small confines of a zoo, but it's uplifting to know that such a wonderful plan has come to fruition and that the dream of a place for these animals to find tranquility and freedom of existence has been realized - vpo