Phoenix, AZ 85008
- In Phoenix, Arizona, near the cities of Scottsdale and Tempe
- Zoos - Wildlife Sanctuaries
The Phoenix Zoo provides experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world. The Zoo has served more than 42 million people since opening in 1962 and more than 1.5 million people visit the Zoo annually. The Zoo is located on 125 acres in Phoenix's Papago Park, with 40 acres currently developed and is home to more than 1,400 animals including more than 30 different endangered or threatened species from around the world. The Zoo has approximately 100 viewing exhibits on four Zoo trails: Africa, Arizona, Children's and Tropics; more than 1,200 plant varieties that make up the botanical collection; and participates in 37 Species Survival Plans to breed and maintain endangered species in captivity.
The entrance to the Phoenix Zoo is off Galvin Parkway in the heart of Papago Park, between McDowell and Van Buren.
Voted one of the top 5 Zoos for kids!
Educational Programs for all ages.
Event spaces for both social and corporate purposes
Hours + Fees
September 1 – November 5: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (daily)
November 6 – January 12: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (daily)
January 13 – May 31: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (daily)
Members may enter 1 hour early!
Dates and rates are subject to change. Please contact the Phoenix Zoo for special discounts, event, and holiday hours.