Phoenix Zoo

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Facility:Phoenix Zoo
Description:With 125 acres of land including exhibit, non-exhibit and operations areas and approximately 1,200 animals on exhibit including collections of mammals, fish, invertebrates, birds, and reptiles, the Phoenix Zoo is a must-see!

There are approximately 2.5 miles of walking trails. The Zoo has been divided into four different trails; usually the Africa and Tropics Trails take about an hour each and the Arizona and Children's Trails take about a half hour each. They recommend approximately 2 and a half to 3 hours to see the Zoo, depending on the size and ages of your group, and how fast you walk. Because they create exhibits that replicate the natural habitats of their collection, some animals can be difficult to see and visitors may be required to spend more time in observation.

Also be sure to check out their Family Programs! Exciting programs for all ages are available! Explore early childhood programming, youth camps and clubs, outreach opportunities, and adult workshops. Programs are hands-on, interactive, age-appropriate, and fun!
Address 1:455 N Galvin Pkwy
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Zip Code:85008-3431
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Hours:See website for seasonal hours.
Admission:Adults (ages 13-59): $14
Seniors (ages 60+): $9
Children (ages 3-12): $6
Ages 2 and under: Free
Telephone:(602) 273-1341
Website:Visit Website
Lisa M, Co-op Member
It is a wonderful zoo that they continually are improving. Since this is Arizona, they have added fun spray pads and water fun for the family. A magnificent idea to continue to enjoy the zoo all year long. They have some misting stations along the way too. They have a great assortment of animals on display; and at different times of the year they will have a sting ray bay area. It does cost extra, but if you want to touch a sting ray in Arizona, this is the place. They are not on display in the summer as it is too hot. Bring water and sunscreen!
Jill, Co-op Member
Great zoo but hot!
K. West, Co-op Member
Worth getting a membership to it if you are able. The best time to see the animals is early in the morning, the earlier the better. The spray splash pad is fun. They give a AAA discount and there are other discounts if you check before you purchase. They have an app for tablets that is nice. Bring a backpack and picnic lunch snacks and drinks if you want to avoid the high snack bar costs. You can picnic in a few designated areas and it is fun. I bring animal crackers, sandwiches cut with animal shape cookie cutters and whale cheese crackers and some fruits that our studied animals might eat (i.e. banana to act like a monkey, nuts act like a ground squirrel). Have fun!
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