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

Phoenix Zoo - Review

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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  • 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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  • 95% of people who visit Phoenix include Phoenix Zoo in their plan

  • 61.61% 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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Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix Reviews

  • It's very nice, the entrance has a bit of a theme park feel that will make you feel like a kid on vacation again. I would not recommend it in the summer, however. That seems to be when they do construction and many animals, such as the coyotes, are removed. The heat is too much unless you come early in the morning. By noon, many of the animals will have returned to their air conditioned dens to escape the heat so you won't see many of them. There are, however, plenty of splash pads and water areas to keep the kids entertained so pack a bathing suite.

  • The exhibits are pretty big, which is great for the animals but makes it hard to always see them. Especially when it starts warming up in the high 80’s or above, because the animals hide in the shade and sleep (because it is so hot.) So if it’s in the high 80’s or above I’d advise not going. However, they do have a splash pad there that kids can play in. But there are better free ones around, so I wouldn’t pay just for the splash pad. But in the winter it is awesome! The animals are more active and you can see them a lot and it’s not super hot out!

  • Even though I decided to go on one of the hottest days so far, I wanted to do something different for my birthday. It was nice because there was no crowds anywhere which I love, but many of the animals were staying covered to be cool, but still saw many animals. A ton of birds, like everywhere, but the monkey exhibit was and always is the best. The youngest was doing some crazy things that I won't mention and her facial expressions were hysterical! Definitely recommend going, just be prepared to spend some money on food and water or bring a lot of your own water. I enjoyed it and the staff was always helpful if you had any questions.

  • When it's not hot outside, this is a great place to go in Phoenix. Central location but it's in the middle of desert and mountain preserve so it's a great setting. Plenty of free parking. Entrance fee is very reasonable. There is a tram that you can ride around the zoo if you don't want to walk. Starbucks coffee served inside and plenty of places to eat. Splash pad for the kids. Covers lots of ground with many animals, but they can be hidden away on some of the hot and sunny days by later in the morning.

  • One of the best zoos I’ve ever been to! It was very clean and had so many animals to look at. One of the best parts was that you could get so close to the habitats that way you could see the animals up close. I would recommend going when the zoo opens because there is a lot to see and it closes sooner than I’m used to. There are plenty of signs to tell you where each animal is so you don’t miss your favorites. I would also recommend getting the all access pass because you get a train ride to take you throughout the zoo, you get to see a 4D movie, pet stingrays and also ride a camel. The train and movie will be at certain times so make sure you’re at the designated spot 5 minutes or more before they start. Since Arizona is so hot, it was nice to have stations throughout the zoo that had mist and fans to cool you down.

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