Phoenix Zoo

Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
  • Address: 455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008, United States, 85008
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-6022863800
  • Fax: +1-6022863886
  • Ticket Price: 20 USD
  • Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Wildlife Park, Zoo, Observatory, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Adventure, Neighborhoods , Nature, Social, Zoos, Aquariums And Wildlife Sanctuaries

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.

  • 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.

  • $14 (3 years- 13 years)
  • Free (children below 3 years)
  • Package tickets and discounts are available. Check the website for package prices and deductions.

  • Rented Car/Taxi

  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Cafe Boa
  • Oliveo Grill
  • House of Tricks

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  • Phoenix Zoo Address: 455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008, United States, 85008
  • Phoenix Zoo Contact Number: +1-6022863800
  • Phoenix Zoo Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Phoenix Zoo Price: 20 USD
  • Best time to visit Phoenix Zoo(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Phoenix Zoo: 05:00 Hrs
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  • Website: http://www.phoenixzoo.org
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  • 55.69% of people who visit Phoenix include Phoenix Zoo in their plan

  • 77.59% of people start their Phoenix Zoo visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Phoenix Zoo

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Phoenix Zoo

People normally club together Stand Up Scottsdale and South Mountain while planning their visit to Phoenix Zoo.

People also prefer to start their day with Phoenix Zoo.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • I had a lovely time. The facilities were clean and staff were so friendly and great at their jobs. My husband and I got in free for the veterans day promotion and paid to upgrade our tickets. We rode a camel! You can see by my face in the first picture that I was so excited! Definitely a cool experience and a wonderful day.

  • Been a while since we went last, but my daughter wanted to go for her 3rd birthday. We did the ride around the park which I've never done before. It's really cool. Gives you a synopsis of the whole Zoo in 30 minutes, so you know kind of where every exhibit is and like to see/go to while you're there. Also the zoo lights during the winter is fantastic. Highly recommend!

  • We went for my husband's birthday and the Veterans Day special, my dad is a retired Marine, and it was free to get in. We were NOT the only ones with that idea. But they did their best to get people parked and in as quickly as possible. I was impressed by how quickly they took care of the crowd. It was November so the weather was perfect. Most of the animals were out moving around and didn't disappoint. It was a lot of fun.

  • A fascinating, desert themed, zoo. We enjoyed the animal trails as well as the park ride and 4D movie. The main cafeteria had a varied menu with tasty selections. Enjoy the air conditioning! The staff was both knowledgeable and friendly

  • Love it!!! Interactive experiences available (feed giraffes, pet/feed stingrays, ride camel, pet goats). Beautiful exhibits with plenty of room for animals. Fun areas to decompress with kids like a playhouse by a stream where they can engage in creative play while you sit and take a break.

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