Phoenix Zoo

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  • 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

About Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix

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.

How To reach Phoenix Zoo by Public Transport

  • Rented Car/Taxi

Restaurants Near Phoenix Zoo

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

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  • 78.52% of people who visit Phoenix include Phoenix Zoo in their plan

  • 61.81% of people start their Phoenix Zoo visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Phoenix Zoo

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93.94% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Phoenix Zoo

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Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix Reviews

  • This zoo is so much more than a place to stare at exotic animals. My children love their educational programs and camps. I love their volunteering opportunities and their interesting variety of family and adult-sized events. We have many fond memories at this zoo, and as a long time visitor from the 90s to now, I can definitely say that I love what they have done with the place. Staff is very helpful/friendly. The volunteer managers deserve an award for their treatment of volunteers. How many places send thank you notes to volunteers after events? Not many, I promise you. Great work, Phoenix Zoo! Thanks for being awesome.

  • I love zoos! This one is well set up & has tons of animals. We also got the extras: pet the sting rays, tram ride (20-30 min ride around the zoo), 4D movie (14min movie), and the dinosaurs. We got here pretty close to when they opened because we've found that the animals are more active than on the afternoon. For being in the desert I was impressed by all the shade around the zoo. We spent 6 hours here & were able to see everything, including the extras. I think it was really neat how the staff named the animals, in particular the sting rays. There was one male sting ray that loved attention & love to splash the water. The zoo was well kept, had plenty of bathrooms & was clean. Thank you for a great time! And the parking was free!

  • This zoo is not too good for the price you pay. There are twice as many animals at the Albuquerque zoo at half the price. And they force everyone who comes in to take a photo, so they can try and sell it to you when you leave. The borders on the pictures they sell have animals that their pathetic zoo doesn't even house. Also, the zoo has several areas within where you have to pay extra to see the animals. This is baloney! A lot of the animals were off of exhibit on the day I went. Save your money and go to Wildlife World.

  • The Phoenix Zoo is one of the few good zoos nationwide. Each year they take great strides in making the "homes" for the wildlife as close to that in which they can be found in nature. Things like this do not happen overnight so visiting this zoo is quite a pleasure for me as I get to see first hand how people who care about preserving wildlife worldwide do so in just one little corner of the world. The staff is always elpful and courteous. The Phoenix Zoo Lights during the late holiday season should not be missed, especially with families who have children.

  • This was only our third time here, but it seemed much improved from what I remembered. We enjoyed walking around the lagoon and especially seeing some of the many colored birds. The savanna area with giraffes and gazelles was very nice and we enjoyed the playful baby orangutan in its area. We were tired before we saw everything so we will definitely have to go again.

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