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Breakfasts
Member - $30 per child/adult pair
  $23 each additional child/adult pair, $11 each additional adult
   
General - $40 per child/adult pair
 

$30 each additional child/adult pair, $14 each additional adult

 

Join us for a continental breakfast of "people food" and activity stations that include a variety of movement, art, songs and learning exploration, followed by an amazing animal encounter. The activities in this program focus on promoting curiosity, fostering empathy, encouraging discovery and introducting/reinforcing age appropriate learning about numbers, letters, words, shapes, colors, textures and more!

Zoo Play Date (Ages 6-18 months)
Member - $15 per child/adult pair
  $11 each additional child/adult pair, $5 each additional adult
   
General - $20 per child/adult pair
  $15 each additional child/adult pair, $7 each additional adult

Social interactions are an important part of learning and engaging - for children and adults!  The Zoo Play Date program provides an environment for your child to interact with others through play and exploration of the natural world with you by their side.

Littlest Critters (Ages 0-6 months)
Member - $15 per child/adult pair
  $11 each additional child/adult pair, $5 each additional adult
   
General - $20 per child/adult pair
  $15 each additional child/adult pair, $7 each additional adult

Bond with your baby through nature and make connections with other parents/caregivers in this relationship-building focused program.  Through music, movement, touch and talk, you'll create opportunities for your Littlest Critter to experience the unique natural setting and elements of the Zoo.

Lunch with a Keeper for Families (Ages 6-9)
Member - $54 first child/adult pair
  $40 additional child/adult pair, $20 each additional adult
   
General - $72 first child/adult pair
  $54 additional child/adult pair, $25 each additional adult

Lunch with a Keeper is like a coveted backstage pass to meet the band. Enjoy a pizza lunch while you make friends with (and learn from) animal experts – our zookeepers! Ask questions that only a keeper can answer and listen to stories that only a keeper can tell. After lunch, be treated to a behind-the-scenes tour and awesome animal experience led by the person who knows the animals best.  This unique experience is one of the best at the Zoo; you'll truly understand the passion and dedication involved with being a zookeeper.

Moonlight Walks

$3 per person, recommended for ages 10 and up.

Enjoy a family-friendly stroll along our half-mile Judith Tunnell Trail by the light of the full moon, featuring our South Mountain Storytellers and fun facts about the desert night!  Come over starting at 6 p.m. for chats with our Park Rangers about a variety of South Mountain topics before the walk begins.

*Please note this program takes place at the South Mountain Enviornmental Education Center.

Explore the Night Sky

$6 per person, $15 groups up to seven. recommended for ages 8+
1 - 2 p.m.

Learn about the universe through an interactive educational session, focusing each month on new astronomical topics.

Sunday, April 28th, 2019 | Tour of the Universe

Saturday, May 18th, 2018 | Pluto: Planet or Not?

*Please note this program takes place at the South Mountain Enviornmental Education Center.

Nature at Night Walks

$3 per person, recommended for ages 10 and up.
6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

Experience and explore the desert at night, guided by all your senses and a Park Ranger! Track down scorpions and lichen with ultraviolet lights, take notice of all of nature's sounds, savor the beautiful evening with a half mile hike on a paved trail.  Come over starting at 6 p.m. for chats with our Park Rangers about a variety of South Mountain topics before the walk begins.

*Please note this program takes place at the South Mountain Enviornmental Education Center.

South Mountain Petrogylphs: Art of Observation
Sunday, April 7, 2019:  Primer to Petroglyphs
Saturday, May 11, 2019:  Hieroglyphic Canyon: A Virtual Tour

Recommended for ages 10 and up.

*Please note this program takes place at the South Mountain Enviornmental Education Center (10409 S. Central Ave, Phoenix AZ 82042), located just inside the Central Avenue entrance to South Mountain Park.
South Mountain Jr. Explorers

Outdoor adventures, crafts and desert stories await youth ages 3 - 8, allowing adults to explore the 60+ miles of trails at South Mountain on their own or through a Discovery Hike!

Registration recommended to ensure space.

 

Recommended for ages 3-8.

$15 per child, please provide a water bottle and snacks for each participant.
Bugs are Everywhere!

Did you know that Arizona has more native pollinators than any other state?  Or the Palo Verde bettle never eats once it emerges from the soil?  Learn more about the incredible diversity of bugs of all shapes and sizes from our experienced Phoenix Zoo zookeepers, and meet a few live bugs up-close!

Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Nocturnal Myths and Legends

$3 per person, all agest welcome.

Enjoy tall tales and mysteries of the desert night on a fun guided walk!

*Please note this program takes place at the South Mountain Enviornmental Education Center.