Enter the Phoenix Zoo and explore a wondrous world of curiosity, imagination and discovery. Featuring over 1,400 animals, including Sumatran tigers, Bornean orangutans, Asian elephants, Komodo dragons, Andean bears, American alligators and many more — the Zoo is like no other place in the Valley!
With outdoor cafés, shops, lush gardens, water landscapes and exciting up-close animal experiences like Stingray Bay, Giraffe Encounter, 4-D Theater and Monkey Village, along with the Safari Train, Endangered Species Carousel and 125 acres of natural habitats within beautiful Papago Park, your visit will be memorable for the entire family.
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The Zoo also offers a variety of unique, hands-on camps and programs to enhance your conservation awareness and understanding of the natural world. Experiences include programs for kids, teens, adults, families, those with special needs, as well as programs for schools and teachers.
And if that isn’t enough, the Zoo is a great place for fun seasonal events. Revel in rich Hispanic culture at Día del Niño, cool down during Winter in July, have a hauntingly good time at Howl-O-Ween. This year, journey through a labyrinth of colorful lights during the 25th Anniversary of ZooLights. As one of the largest light shows in the southwest, ZooLights shines bright with millions of lights, a three-story-high holiday tree, hundreds of glimmering light displays and lakeside music-in-motion shows. ZooLights is open to the public Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, January 8, 2017. Also currently at the Zoo is Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks. This award-winning, record-breaking exhibition is currently touring across the country and the Zoo is lucky enough to have it here until January 2, 2017. Created with over 1 million LEGO® pieces, the show features 27 animal and flora sculptures spread throughout the Zoo. These amazing sculptures are built with LEGO bricks thanks to the vision of esteemed artist Sean Kenney. There is truly always something going on at the Zoo!
For over half a century, the Zoo has been welcoming people from across the world, providing experiences that inspire and motivate them to care for the natural world. The non-profit Zoo relies solely on admissions, memberships, donations and sponsorships to continue conservation initiatives, educational programs and the care of our animals.