A visit to the Phoenix Zoo opens a wondrous world of curiosity, imagination and discovery. For more than half a century, the Zoo and its animals have amazed guests from across Phoenix and around the globe. Whether you are on the lookout for awe-inspiring Asian elephants, on safari to spot the great Sumatran tiger or seeking towering giraffes roaming the Savanna — a day at the Zoo offers adventures like no other place in the Valley of the Sun.
With cafés, shops, lush gardens and exciting experiences like Stingray Bay, Giraffe Encounter, Monkey Village, Safari Train and many more, your visit to the Zoo will be memorable for the entire family.
The Phoenix Zoo is one of the nation’s largest non-profit zoos, committed to conservation and providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.
To help you make the most of your upcoming visit, we’ve compiled several things to Know Before You Go. And for even more information, click on the links below.
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As a non-profit charitable organization the Phoenix Zoo provides experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.
The Zoo has served more than 42 million people since opening in 1962 and more than 1.4 million people visit annually. Located on 125 acres in Phoenix’s Papago Park, with 40 acres currently developed, the Zoo is home to more than 1,400 animals including more than 30 different endangered or threatened species from around the world.
We are not always able to immediately respond to questions posted to our Facebook wall or sent through Facebook. If you have a question that needs an immediate response or would like to speak with someone directly please call us at 602.273.1341 during normal business hours. Our Guest Services Lobby is also available during normal Zoo hours to the right before entering the Zoo.
Visit the Phoenix Zoo and explore a wondrous world of curiosity and discovery. For over 50 years, the Zoo and its animals have amazed guests from around the globe. Whether on safari to spot the great Sumatran tiger or seeking towering giraffes roaming the Savanna – a day at the Zoo offers adventures like no other place in the Valley.
With exciting experiences like Stingray Bay, Monkey Village and 4-D Theater, your visit to the Zoo will be memorable for the entire family.
Join the Phoenix Zoo for an exciting holiday season featuring ZooLights, the Valley’s brightest holiday tradition — Powered By SRP EarthWise Energy™. ZooLights shines with 4 million lights, more than 700 glimmering light displays and dazzling music and light shows with 15 thousand synchronized lights. ZooLights is open to the public Monday, November 23 through Sunday, January 10, 2016. All evening events during this time frame allow your guests to experience the magic and excitement of ZooLights.
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- Working Hours: Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.mTuesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.mWednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.mThursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.mFriday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.mSaturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.mSunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m
If you are in Arizona during Christmas time Zoolights at the Zoo is well worth the money. You’ll spend hours looking at all the lights the phoenix zoo puts up, I go back every year.