Phoenix Zoo
Phoenix Zoo

Phoenix Zoo

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455 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona, 85008

The basics

The Phoenix Zoo ranks as one of the city’s top family attractions, as well as one of the best zoological parks in the country. The zoo offers a variety of tour options, from eco-shuttle tours of the entire zoo to "backstage" tours that offer closer glimpses into different animal habitats.

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Phoenix Zoo Admission Ticket
Phoenix Zoo Admission Ticket
$37.95 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Peaceful and Enjoyable
The zoo was large, there was a lot of nature... a lot of flora and fauna; however, some animal exhibits were closed or the animals were hiding (monkeys, elephants, hyenas, giraffes, and more). There was classical guitar playing across the large pond (live? Streamed in?), but it added an overall sense of peace and joy. I also enjoyed the sanctuary side of the zoo. I almost missed it. If you're looking for peace, quiet, and an escape from the chaos of life, the Phoenix Zoo is a great place to escape. :)
Amy_H, Apr 2024

Things to know before you go

  • The Phoenix Zoo is a must-visit for families and animal lovers.
  • Don’t forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water.
  • Pack a swimsuit for kids who might want to cool off at Yakulla Caverns or Leapin’ Lagoon (open March to October).
  • The zoo is both wheelchair accessible and sensory inclusive.
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How to get there

The entrance to the Phoenix Zoo is located on Galvin Parkway in the heart of Papago Park. The easiest way to get there is by car, but you can also ride the light rail to Washington/Priest station and connect to bus 1.

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When to get there

The zoo is open daily throughout the year, with shorter hours in the summer months (June to August) to account for the heat. The best time to visit for both good weather and sparser crowds is on a weekday between September and October or January and May.

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The Endangered Species Carousel

Unique to the Phoenix Zoo is the Endangered Species Carousel. This ride might look like a classic carousel, but upon closer inspection, you’ll notice that each animal is different. Instead of the usual horses, you’ll find a lion, elephant, rhino, zebra, and sea dragon, each handcrafted to look like its animal inspiration.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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