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

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 Travel Tips

  • 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.

Entrance Ticket Details For Phoenix Zoo

  • $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

  • Rented Car/Taxi

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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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  • 43.9% 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.

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Phoenix Zoo Reviews & Ratings

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  • does the zoo have electric scooters or chairs for handicapped to rent?

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    • Yes, wheelchair and stroller rental is available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis at Phoenix Zoo. 

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  • Do you have camel rides and if so how much are they?

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    • Yes, the zoo has camel rides. The prices are USD 5 per person for members and USD 6 per person for non-members. 

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  • Is the train available for seniors to ride on and is there a cost?

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    • Senior citizens have to pay the ride fee at Phoenix Zoo. However, you will get the senior citizen discount at the admission window. Generally, seniors get $2 off on the train ride. 

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