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455 N. Galvin Parkway Papago Park
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Phone: 602 286-3800
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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.

The Zoo is one of the nation's largest non-profit zoos, committed to conservation and providing experiences that motivate people to care for the natural world.

In addition to great adventures, the Zoo also offers unique indoor and outdoor event venues.

Visit our website for hours and more information.

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  • Distance from Downtown Phoenix (in miles): 8
  • Distance from Sky Harbor International Airport (in miles): 4


  1. Prowl and Play at the Phoenix Zoo


    On June 13, the Phoenix Zoo will be freezing over! Enter an icy world and experience the Phoenix Zoo like never before. Meet some of your favorite characters during a Snow Queen and Ice Princess meet and greet! There will be icy photo opportunities, a craft station - make your own snowflake, corn hole toss game, icy science experiments, and ice block "seats." Show off your dance moves while enjoying live music, cool off with inflatable water slides, get wet and wild at leapin' lagoon and Yakulla Caverns water play areas, watch some of the zoo's animals enjoy icy enrichment treats (Please note: Not all areas of the Zoo and animals will be available for viewing during this event.). Meet some of our animals up close and learn about them from their keepers. Find out how animals keep cool in the hot summer, learn more about penguins and other animals that live in cold climates, and enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine on the Neely Terrace. There will also be giraffe encounters, safari train rides 'til dusk, and camel and carousel rides for an additional fee.

  2. 4th of Zooly at Phoenix Zoo


    Join us for a special 4th of July celebration at the Phoenix Zoo with 4th of Zooly! There will be plenty of family fun and exclusive access to the Zoo with fun activities for everyone. We will be serving up a classic summer BBQ and topping off the evening with a very special viewing of the Tempe Town Lake Fireworks Spectacular show at a "VIP" seating area in the back of the Zoo!

  3. Winter in July at the Phoenix Zoo


    The Phoenix Zoo celebrates winter in July with tons of snow, icy treats for the animals, snowball targets, water play areas and more!

  4. Prowl and Play at the Phoenix Zoo


    BOOM! POW! WHAM! Experience an amazing night of super power fun at the Phoenix Zoo. Superhero meet and greet, crafts, live music, water slides, conservation activities and more!

  5. ZooLights

    Date: -

    A magical event guaranteed to illuminate your holiday season. ZooLights features 3.8 million lights and 700 sparkling displays throughout the zoo.

  6. Noon Year's Eve at the Phoenix Zoo


    Celebrate the New Year with tons of snow, snowball target practice area, prize drawings and giveaways, live music and games. The event comes to a close at noon with a special cider toast for the kids to ring in the New Year!