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The Phoenix Zoo


Since 1962, the Phoenix Zoo has inspired and motivated guests from across the world to care for the natural world. Nestled on 125 acres within beautiful Papago Park the Zoo is a wondrous place of curiosity, imagination and discovery. Featuring over 3,000 animals, including Bornean orangutans, Asian elephants, Sumatran tigers, Komodo dragons, Masai giraffes and many more — it is like no other place in the Valley!

With outdoor cafés, shops, lush gardens, water landscapes and exciting up-close animal encounters like Stingray Bay, Giraffe Encounter and Monkey Village, your visit will be memorable for the entire family. Other not to be missed activities include the Safari Cruiser, 4-D Theater and Endangered Species Carousel.

As a non-profit, the Zoo relies solely on admissions, memberships, donations and sponsorships to continue conservation initiatives, educational programs and the care of our animals. So join us today and help support this unforgettable Valley gem!

Current Exhibit: Art on the Wild Side
Sept 10, 2021 – Jan 31, 2022
Are you wild about art?The Phoenix Zoo is proud to present The Glory of Nature’s Form featuring some of the stunning photography of Arizona Highways magazine. Since 1925, Arizona Highways has featured unique travel articles and breathtaking images of our great state.Starting this September, Arizona Highways will present the work of some of the magazine’s best contributors, including world-renowned photographers Jack Dykinga, Suzanne Mathia and Bruce Taubert. In addition to showcasing the diversity of wildlife in Arizona, the images will also feature the beautiful landscapes in which our native animals live.Awe-inspiring and thought-provoking, The Glory of Nature’s Form perfectly captures the conservation mission of the Phoenix Zoo.Join us in celebrating the stunning beauty of animals and nature at this very special Art on the Wild Side.  Included with Zoo admission.




  • 455 N Galvin Pkwy
  • Phoenix, Arizona 85008
  • Phone: (602) 286-3800
  • Fax: (602) 273-7078
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