Visit the beautiful Phoenix Zoo, home to over 1,000 animals. Centrally located in the Phoenix metro area, the Phoenix Zoo offers an exciting array of animal exhibits, unique special events, educational programs and outdoor recreational activities for people of all ages. Our spectacular surroundings make it an ideal setting for professional meetings, memorable dinner/receptions, weddings and more. The Phoenix Zoo is open everyday, rain or shine, except December 25.
Run seasonally, check there website for details.
Children: Ages 3–12, $10.00
Children Ages 2 and under are free
Visit there website for full details, http://phoenixzoo.org
The Zoo, founded in 1965 with a collection of birds, prairie dogs, farm animals, and a few squirrel monkeys, has expanded to a 24-acre campus that houses hundreds of animals in naturalistic exhibits and annually hosts over 600,000 visitors. Reid Park Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
To be accredited, zoos must undergo a thorough investigation to ensure that they have met, and will continue to meet, ever-rising standards. These standards encompass animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education, and safety. AZA requires zoos and aquariums to successfully complete this rigorous accreditation process every five years.
October – May, 9am – 4pm
June – September, 8am – 3pm
Visit there site here. www.reidparkzoo.org/
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
The 98 acre Desert Museum is a fusion experience: zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium. The Museum is regularly listed as one of the top ten zoological parks in the world because of its unique approach in interpreting the complete natural history of a single region. The zoo consists of 2,744 animals.
October – February
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
March – September
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
June – August
Sunday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays – 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
General Admission: (ages 13-64) $20.50
Seniors: (ages 65+) $18.50
Youth: (ages 3-12) $8.00
Children: (ages 3 and under) FREE
Visit there website here for full details. www.desertmuseum.org
Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Camp Verde, AZ
Out of Africa Wildlife Park is a completely different view of wildlife. That’s because this isn’t a zoo, the exotic animals displayed are from all over the world and roam in spacious habitats, giving you a chance to see the beautiful creatures and their natural behavior up-close. And, with exciting shows like Tiger Splash, Wonders of Wildlife and Predator Feed, Out of Africa is like nothing you’ve ever seen.
Mon – Fri: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sat – Sun: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Adult (ages 13+) $29.95 plus $3.00 sales tax
Senior (ages 65+) $27.95 plus $2.80 sales tax
Military (with valid ID) (Active Duty & Veteran) $22.95 plus $2.30 sales tax
Child (ages 3-12) $14.95 plus $1.50 sales tax
Visit there website here for full details. www.outofafricapark.com
Keepers of the Wild, Valentine, AZ
Keepers of the Wild is currently home to over 140 exotic and indigenous wild animals that were rescued, surrendered by an owner, or placed with us by other animal welfare agencies. Animals placed at Keepers of the Wild can depend on a safe and life-long home. Keepers of the Wild has a strict “No Breeding” policy with a special focus on advocacy, education and protection.
Adults: (ages 13 – up): $18.00
Seniors: (age 65 and up): $15.00
Children: (ages 3 to 12): $12.00
Children: (2 & under): FREE
Wednesday – Monday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit there website here for full details. www.keepersofthewild.org