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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 Tots (Ages 18 months-3 years)
Member - $20 per child/adult pair
  $15 each additional child/adult pair, $7 each additional adult
General - $27 per child/adult pair
  $20 each additional child/adult pair, $10 each additional adult

Positive interactions with animals and nature help lay a foundation for children to develop empathy and respect for the natural world. The Zoo Tots program introduces young children and their caregivers to some of the Zoo's friendliest animals and provides activity opportunities to help children learn and practice the basics of animal care. Vocabulary development, fine motor skill development, space for children to play independently and an up-close animal encounter are important and fun parts of this program.

Critter Keeper (Ages 6-9)

Member - $50 per child

General - $67 per child

Experience what it's like to be a zookeeper!  During this non-stop, fun-filled afternoon, young Critter Keepers participate in all aspects of animal care including cleaning, distributing diets and preparing enrichment items for our animal collection.  Small class sizes allow us to offer an exclusive and personalized adventure where children experience the excitement, hard work and patience required to be a keeper and care for Zoo animals.  All Critter Keepers are outfitted with a t-shirt and water bottle.

Lunch with a Keeper for Families (Ages 6-10)
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 an exclusive glimpse into the day-to-day experiences of our keeper staff through an animal experiences or behind-the-scenes tour.  This unique experience is one of the best at the Zoo; you'll truly understand the passion and dedication involved with being a zookeeper.

Nature at Night Walks

Experience and explore the desert at night through this guided walk on our level, half-mile Judith Tunnell Trail concrete path.

$4 per person

Fireside Chats

Join our Park Rangers for fun and learning about South Mountain around the campfire.

$4 per person.  All ages welcome.

Drop-In Desert Discoveries
Explore the Sonoran Desert through self-guided crafts, stories, and hands-on activities. Check our website for different topics each date!

$5 per youth participant (accompanying adults free). Designed for ages 3 to 10, but all ages welcome.
Junior Explorers

Looking for an opportunity to take a morning hike on your own? Kids love our Junior Explorers program, with fun outdoor adventures, learning, and nature crafts! Check our website for diiferent topics each date!

$18 per child

Limited spots - regsiter at least 48 hour prior. Program designed for ages 3-8. Please provide a water bottle and snacks for each participant.

Ranger Ride-Along Tour

With experienced Park Rangers and educators as your guide, learn more about the fascinating history that has shaped the South Mountain we know today.

$8 per participant. Recommended for ages 10+.

Limited spots - register at least 48 hour prior.

Bugs for Foodies - 03/28/2020 12:30 p.m.

Join us in learning about how bug protein can be healthy for not only us, but the planet. Participants will have the opportunity to try samples of a few tasty treats.

$10 per participant. Arizona Center for Nature Conservancy/South Mountain Members/Neighbors: $8  Recommended for ages 12+.

Limited spots - register at least 48 hour prior.

Teen Career Conference

Teen Career Conference at the Phoenix Zoo


The Phoenix Zoo is excited to once again host its annual Teen Career Conference! This is a unique opportunity for teens and their parents to explore many different careers in animal science.


Through specially selected speaker panels, attendees will hear from experts in zoology, conservation, animal husbandry and veterinary care working both within the Zoo and out in the natural world. Each speaker will offer insights into their career path and advice on breaking into their respective field.


Representatives from the Zoo and other scientific and educational institutions from around the Valley will be on hand to offer information about their programs and opportunities for teens to begin working toward their careers right now! Volunteer opportunities, camps and other programs will also be highlighted.

All teens and their parents are welcome to attend.


Date: February 22, 2020

Time: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

$20 per person

Check-in begins at 9:45a.m. at the Zoo’s main entrance.*


*All guests must pre-register online at phoenixzoo.org or by calling reservations at 602-914-4333

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