Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix
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Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008, United States
Ticket Price: 20 USD
Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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This is the largest private, Non- Profit zoo of the United States and conserves around 1500 variety of flora and fauna species divided into sections. Apart from this there are also a number of lovely walking trails in this very large campus.
The Phoenix Zoo was opened in 1962 by Robert Maytag who was also the founder of the Arizona Zoological Society. The main attractions here are as follows-
- Arizona Trail- This place solely conserves the wildlife and plant life of the state of Arizona. The species include native plants of the Sonoran Desert including saguaro cactus. The animals include coyote, collared peccary, mountain lion, bobcat, bald eagle, raven, turkey, coati, thick billed parrot, Sonoran Pronghorn and Mexican Grey Wolf.
- Africa Trail- As the name suggests, this area is reserved for the gorgeous African species such as African wild dogs, Hamadryas Baboons, mandrill, ostrich, gazelles, white rhino, meerkats, giraffes, African lions, Cheetahs, Sumatran tigers, bighorn Sheep, Arabian Oryx, etc.
- Children’s Trail- This section mostly consists of small and cute mammals from around the world. This includes emus, ocelot, caracal, siamong gibbons, Golden Mantled Tamarins, etc.
- The other attractions include the Stingray Bay, the Endangered Species’ Area, carousel, camel rides, 4D theatres, toy train rides and the other programs and events organized here regularly.
Phoenix Zoo Information
- The staff is very friendly out here.
- Please do not throw any food at animals or tease them.
- Do follow the rules and regulations of the zoo. Do not climb on any of the fences and boundaries.
- You can buy your own food but please eat them alone and do not share with the animals of the zoo.
- In case of any suspicious objects or people, immediately report to the zoo officials.
- Check website and news channels for any weather changes. In that case the timings of exhibits may vary.
- Bring plenty of sunscreen, shades, umbrellas or hats.
- Do carry cold water along with you. You can also buy water in the concession stands here.
- If you are coming with children, it is good if you carry their swimsuits so that they can enjoy the water in the ‘Leaping Lagoon’. It is opened from March to October.
- Do not bring any glass containers or alcoholic drinks.
- Balloons, balls, Frisbees, radios, whistles, skateboards, scooters, roller blades, bikes, roller skates, rip-sticks, wheeled shoes, knee scooters, firearms, weapons, knives and toy weapons are prohibited in the zoo.
- Photography is allowed in the zoo.
- Smoking is not allowed.
- Pets only the trained and vaccinated ones are allowed in here.
- Picnic tables and areas are available here.
Phoenix Zoo Ticket Prices
- $14 (3 years- 13 years)
- Free (children below 3 years)
- Package tickets and discounts are available. Check the website for package prices and deductions.
Restaurants Near Phoenix Zoo
- Chipotle Mexican Grill
- Cafe Boa
- Oliveo Grill
- House of Tricks
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Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix Reviews - Write a Review
They are working to improve the zoo for the animals and people. The animals are very well cared for and this zoo does a lot for conservation!! A lot of interactive exhibits for the kids. They cost extra but there is a package deal and it is worth it. I would like to see the audio signs working and longer with more information (More education of the public.). Also having docent volunteers on Sat to talk more About the animals they are seeing.
The Phoenix Zoo is a great destination for families! There's a petting zoo in addition to normal displays. This year they feature a dinosaurs in the desert exhibit with animatronic dinosaurs and a nice trail. The food available is oftentimes of decent quality, and some things are unique and very enjoyable. The prices are neither good nor terrible, but end up somewhere in the middle. There are a number of bathrooms, to include family bathrooms, but one should beware of the terrible tasting water fountains. Be sure not to miss the numerous playground opportunities for kids that are not necessarily animal displays. There are play areas that allow kids to climb to observation points and generally climb and romp around. Annually the zoo offers Zoo Lights, an opportunity to view and enjoy the zoo under the lights. This is one of the most popular activities offered by the zoo. Our is not practical to list all of the animals, but some are particular favorites. The mountain lions/cougars/pumas are usually very difficult to see in the wild, even though they are present across the US. The zoo cougars are much more active than the other cats and enjoyable. There are a few pay attractions such as petting rays and the carousel, but these are not necessary to really appreciate the zoo. Firearms are not permitted in the zoo, but food and drink are.
My husband, baby and I came to the zoo today from Iowa. After we waited in line to buy our tickets for 15 mins. We finally got to the window to buy our tickets. After we bought them the lady at the gate told us the zoo is closing early today..... We asked why and she said so they can have time to put up zoo lights. An hour and half is not enough time to go through the zoo. Why are they putting up lights on the busiest day of the week? Why didn't they update their website? Never coming back.
This zoo's an amazing place full of outdoor fun and educational experiences for the children! Food is pretty pricy but that's common in this kind of setting. Giving four stars because the ticket booth lady said they would honor a student discount but still charged me full price after I handed them my card. Other than that, my experience was great.
There is so much for kids and adults to do. And if you receive food stamps and show your card you can get up to 4 people in for only $3! I couldn't believe the savings!? I couldn't have afforded to take my kids any other way. Especially it be right after Christmas.
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