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Phoenix Zoo

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455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3431
+1 602-286-3800
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Nice zoo

Go early in the day, it's very hot. Lots to see. It's pricey for a zoo, but is fun for the kids and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sheryl C
United States
Always a pleasure...

We have visited Phoenix Zoo many times and have enjoyed every one. Usual recommendations for this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alan D
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Visit the Phoenix Zoo and explore a wondrous world of curiosity, imagination and discovery. For more than half a century, the Zoo and its animals have amazed guests from across Phoenix and around the globe. Whether you are on the lookout for awe-inspiring Asian elephants, on safari to spot the great Sumatran tiger or seeking towering giraffes roaming the savanna - a day at the Zoo offers adventures like no other place in the Valley. With cafes, shops, lush gardens and exciting experiences like Stingray Bay, Giraffe Encounter, Monkey Village, Safari Train, 4-D Theater and many more, your visit to the Zoo will be memorable for the entire family. The Phoenix Zoo is one of the nation's largest non-profit zoos, committed to conservation and providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.
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455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3431
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+1 602-286-3800
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Go early in the day, it's very hot. Lots to see. It's pricey for a zoo, but is fun for the kids and the kid in an adult.

Thank Sheryl C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have visited Phoenix Zoo many times and have enjoyed every one. Usual recommendations for this kind of day out; avoid weekends and overly hot days. Also consider taking your own food and drink, (especially with kids in tow) as zoo bought refreshments can be...More

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice zoo, we were not expecting a lot and we got to see more animals than we thought. The actual cages or spots are good size and allow you to see from various angles. Be careful with the hot weather in PHX, be sure to...More

Thank chalex2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You only need to go twice to make it worth buying a membership for the year. The benefit of the membership is you can use the zoo as a getaway even in the hot summer days as members get in an hour earlier. It opens...More

Thank montiong
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have both visited and worked at many Zoo's, and Phoenix Zoo is one of the absolute best. I truly love it and can't wait to visit again. Sooner rather than later.

Thank Shelly Angeliqu... N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the zoo it's amazing I have a membership! It's amazing such a winter go to activity and date! Will forever be a favorite

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was so excited to visit here but was very disappointed. Construction is going on and a lot of animals are not in their exhibits. I get that but the place isn't even worth the 20 bucks I paid to get in. The only friendly...More

Thank mgayman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love visiting the Zoo at least two times a year...It's a place of fun. Since we are retired we love to see the families having fun, love to see the animals and take lots of pictures...Specially at night during Christmas time...The Phoenix ZooLights!!!

Thank Ofelia U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time at the zoo! Animals I had never seen before .. loved the Columbia section. Wasn't able to see the giraffes due to construction. Was a little disappointed about that but other than that it was a beautiful zoo..

Thank marizon211
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the Phoenix zoo in the early morning because of the heat. Almost all of the animals were out and how the monkey and cheetah exhibits were open and not caged off was amazing! Never been to a zoo like that before. The...More

Thank D'Anya D
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27 July 2017|
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Response from titus a | Reviewed this property |
yes but it will be a hike and I would recommend driving
25 May 2017|
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Response from Cynthia F | Reviewed this property |
$24.95 for adults and & $14.95 for kids. However we purchased a membership to our local zoo which has a reciprocal agreement with other zoos of which the Phoenix Zoo was one. That allowed us half-price admission. I think... More
Kathy J
30 April 2017|
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Response from PhoenixZoo | Property representative |
We are currently running a Groupon for $14.95. Unfortunately unable to post a link here.