When was the last time you went to the Zoo? If you're looking for things to do in Phoenix that will be fun for the entire family, it's time to take a trip to the Phoenix Zoo. Besides being able to experience animals up close and personal, you’ll also learn lots of interesting animal fun-facts, as well as how you can help the Zoo in their conservation efforts! Think this is just your ordinary zoo? Think again!
The zoo is more than just a place to see the animals, you'll also have plenty of opportunities to learn about the critters hands-on and up close. One of our favorite events is deigned for the kids and that's Camp Zoo. This is more than just a summer camp. Kids will get a chance to get close-up with animals and learn about them through activities and games.
If the adults of the family are getting jealous of all the fun the kids are having, the entire family is welcome to join in Night Camp, a unique way to experience the zoo at night, which will sure to be an unforgettable experience!
Why look at animals from afar when you can step into the exhibits? Learn about the different animal encounters you can experience like the only walk-through squirrel monkey exhibit in the United States. You’re sure to walk away with memories that will last a lifetime!
Or maybe you’ve always wanted to meet the tallest mammals on Earth. Get up-close and personal with the giraffes where they’ll eat from your hand! While you're feeding them, you'll notice how their tongue has a blue and black color!
Two words: Baby. Animals. From wolf pups to baby orangutans, you’re bound to fall in love with the newest members of the Zoo! In fact, the Zoo has 11 greater flamingo chicks that enjoy daily walks at 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. around the Children’s Trail (weather permitting). They came all the way to Arizona from San Diego Zoo Safari Park as eggs. After less than twenty-four hours the eggs began to hatch and now you can find them milling about the zoo!
Want to plan your visit to the Phoenix Zoo? Zoo hours vary depending on the season, so make sure to do check the website to know when they open! Also, if you become a member of the zoo, not only do you get discounted rates throughout the zoo, but you also get to enter the park a lot earlier than everyone else.
If you’re ready to experience everything the Phoenix Zoo has to offer, visit their website and Facebook page!
Phoenix Zoo Address: 455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008
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