Phoenix Zoo

Phoenix, AZ

Zoos & Wildlife
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Address: 455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008, USA How do we get there? Number: (602) 286-3800
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About this activity

You don't have to travel all around the world to experience the many species that we have on this planet. You just have to go to Phoenix Zoo!

This family friendly zoo in Arizona has around 1,400 animals, all ready and waiting for you to go and say hello to them! From fish, birds, reptiles, invertebrates, and of course mammals. It's a place where kids can enter a world of discovery, curiosity and imagination.

Did you know that Phoenix Zoo has been giving families amazing day out enjoyment for over 50 years? That's a lot of happy families! Each visit, you will always find animals that you had wanted to see, or new species that you never knew existed, and even species that surprised you!

Those little ones can also encounter 30 species which are engangered or threatened, so they can really begin to understand about conservation, and preserving our planet for future generations.

You can spend the day admiring the awe-inspiring Asian elephants, or get face to face with the great Sumatran tiger. Don't forget to look up, otherwise you might miss the towering giraffes that roam the Savanna!

Phoenix Zoo is more than just looking at animals. You can also enjoy attractions and experiences such as Stingray Bay, or riding the Safari Train. You can even get up close to those beautiful tall creatures during the Giraffe Encounter.

We're not done there! Phoenix Zoo also has 2.5 miles of walking trails. The zoo has divided into four different trails, each of them taking about an hour or 30 minutes. One of the 30 minutes trail is a Children's Trail - so there really is something for everyone!

Animals, lush gardens, shops, cafes, exciting experiences....it's all at Phoenix Zoo, so let's go! 

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Directions

From the North/Northwest
I-17 (Black Canyon Freeway) to I-10 East (downtown) to 202 East (Red Mountain Freeway). Alternate route: 51 South to 202 East. Exit at Priest Drive. Go north (left) on Priest, which becomes Galvin Parkway. Turn right at the first light north of Van Buren into the Phoenix Zoo parking lot.

From the Northeast
101 Loop South to 202 West (Red Mountain Freeway). Exit at Priest Drive. Go north (right) on Priest, which becomes Galvin Parkway. Turn right at the first light north of Van Buren into the Phoenix Zoo parking lot.

From the South
I-10 West to 143 North (Hohokam Expressway). Exit to 202 East, and exit immediately to Priest Drive. Go north (left) on Priest, which becomes Galvin Parkway. Turn right at the first light north of Van Buren into the Phoenix Zoo parking lot.

From the West
I-10 East (downtown) to 202 East (Red Mountain Freeway). Exit at Priest Drive. Go north (left) on Priest, which becomes Galvin Parkway. Turn right at the first light north of Van Buren into the Phoenix Zoo parking lot.

From the Airport
Exit to 202 East, and exit immediately to Priest Drive. Go north (left) on Priest, which becomes Galvin Parkway. Turn right at the first light north of Van Buren into the Phoenix Zoo parking lot.

Bus Route Number 3 comes directly to the Zoo. Please check the Valley Metro Transit Service to plan your route and for schedules.

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How much does it cost?

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Adults

$29.95

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Children

$19.95 (Ages 3 to 13)

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Free Under

2 years

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Last Updates

2023

Phoenix Zoo FAQ’s

The zoo participates in global and local conservation. They work with species in Arizona, as well as those threatened species across the globe.

You certainly won't be going hungry at Phoenix Zoo! There is the Savanna Grill for burgers, salads and grilled chicken. Harmony Farm has deli sandwiches. Crossroads cafe gives you all things Italian, and then there are cafes and stands for those sweet treats!

When you arrive, check out all the experiences that are happening that day, and plan your day around it

Trail's End Gift Shop has wildlife-oriented gifts and souvenirs for the whole family. These of course include those fun stuffed toy animals we all love!

They have activity guides and lesson plans available, and they love having students come and visit!

There are picnic tables throughout the zoo, so why not bring your own cooler, and food, and enjoy your own healthy lunch with all the favorites!

If you need accessibility, you can always call the zoo prior to check how they are set up

If you are a member you sometimes get early entry at 7am before the rest of the public enter!

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