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Winter in July at the Phoenix Zoo

Temperatures are heating up, but the Phoenix Zoo is transforming into a winter wonderland
on Saturday, July 14!

Chill out in nearly 50 tons of snow, splash around at the wet and wild play areas, and watch our lovable animals enjoy icy treats.

All activities are included with general Zoo admission.

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Lakeside: “The Winter Games”
48 tons of snow for guests
Arizona Ice Wagon
Snow Targets
Cornhole Snow Toss
Toddler Snow Pile (ages 5 and under)
Snow “Paint”
WEATHER ADVISORY: Watch out for the snowy “blizzard” every hour!
Live music and games with DJ Jason
Photo-Op: Take a picture with a Winter Games backdrop!
Pedestal 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place
Skiing

Community Sponsors
APS
The Goddard School
Metro PCS
Walmart

Komodo Grass
First Aid
Cool Zone

Plaza de los Nińos
Meet firefighters from the Phoenix Fire Department
Learn about water safety
Tour the fire truck

Zoo-wide
Tons of snow for elephants and orangutans
Stay cool at our Leapin’ Lagoon and Yakulla Caverns water play areas.

FEE-BASED ACTIVITIES
Endangered Species Carousel | $2 Member, $3 General
Camel Rides | $5 Member, $6 General
Stingray Bay I $3 Member, $4 General
4-D Theater | $4 Member, $5 General
Safari Cruiser | $5 Member, $6 General ~ Train runs all day along alternate Africa Trail route.

“CHILLY” CREATURE FEATURES
8:15 a.m.: AAR Creature Feature (Enchanted Forest Amphitheater)
8:30 a.m.: Komodo dragon mini shower
9 a.m.: Elephant
9:30 a.m.: Monkey Village icy treats
10 a.m.: Emu mini shower
10:30 a.m.: AAR Creature Feature (Enchanted Forest Amphitheater)
10:45 a.m.: Cheetah/painted dog

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4th of Zooly at Phoenix Zoo

There will be plenty of family fun for everyone. We will be serving up a classic summer BBQ and topping off the evening with a very special viewing of the Tempe Town Lake Fireworks Spectacular show at a “VIP” seating area in the back of the Zoo!

Refreshments

7 – 8:30 p.m. | Catered BBQ dinner at the Lakeside lawn
Enjoy an all-American dinner by Andrew’s BBQ. Feast on BBQ chopped chicken sandwiches, pulled pork, baked beans, potato salad, potato chips, fruit salad, cookies, soda and bottled water. Veggie burgers will also be available.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the BBQ dinner and the fireworks show.
Cool treats for everyone during the fireworks show.

Entertainment
7 – 8:30 p.m. | Free carousel rides and access to Stingray Bay!

Animals!
Special animal encounters

Fun!
Music and entertainment provided by VOXDJs
Inflatable bounce house & slide available for the kids during dinner

9 p.m. | Fireworks!
Gather at the back of the Zoo for a special view of the Tempe Town Lake Fireworks Spectacular show. Seating will be available in the back of the Zoo. Guests do not need to bring chairs.

Please note this event takes place at our main lake event area and not all Zoo trails will be accessible. Animal viewing will be limited. As this is a catered event, member discounts are not available.

High chairs and booster seats will not be provided.
Limited Zoo access and animal viewing.

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SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events for July 2018

July has more than just fireworks to entertain the family. Here’s our guide of family friendly events happening in Scottsdale this month. What does being voted Best Kids Indoor Entertainment mean? For our partners at OdySea, it means exploring penguins and otters and sharks!  You can even touch Sting Rays. All indoors! Go and check it […]

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Father’s Day Member Breakfast

Phoenix Zoo Members – Celebrate Dad at the Zoo!

Phoenix Zoo Members – Celebrate Father’s Day at the Zoo! Treat dad to a hearty breakfast buffet inside the Zoo’s scenic Stonehouse Pavilion. Breakfast will include exclusive meet and greets with some of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors and a cider toast to dad!

*Must be a current member to purchase tickets for this event.

Tickets
9 – 10 a.m.
$18 – Adults
$14 – Children ages 3-13
2 and younger are free.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$18 – Adults
$14 – Children ages 3-13
2 and younger are free.

Father’s Day Menu:
French Toast Breakfast – Sticky Bun French Toast with Pecans and Maple Syrup, Fluffy Scrambled Eggs topped with Snipped Fresh Chives, Golden Brown Breakfast Potatoes,
Crispy Applewood Smoked Thick Cut Bacon, Large Smoked Breakfast Sausage Links and Fresh Cantaloupe Wedges, Coffee and OJ

Seating is limited!

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Prowl & Play | Superheroes Unite!

It’s a bird… it’s a plane…
it’s Superhero Prowl & Play!

Get ready to unleash your superpowers for an epic night of character meet & greets, DJ dance party, games, crafts and wild water slides.

June 9, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Members – $8 / Guests – $10
Children 2 and under are free

ENTERTAINMENT & ACTIVITIES

Bridge/Plaza
Be a Superhero for the Sea and help us celebrate World Ocean’s Day!
Cownose Stingray Phoenix Zoo
Cownose Stingray
Author Susan Stoltz will be on hand to promote her book, “Edie Goes the Wrong Way!” (50 copies will be signed by our very own stingrays!)
Visit Stingray Bay to watch our stingray signing demos at 6p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.!
Rubio’s Sponsor Booth
Ocean Conservation Games and Activities

Lakeside Lawn
Metro PCS Sponsor Booth
Water Slides
Music and Games with DJ Rockin’ Rob

Lakeside Tent
Superhero Training Academy – Get a crash course in being a masked crusader!
Spidey Jump Wall
Lava Pit Escape
Pow! Bam! Photo Op
Hulk Smash
Astro Orbitron
Kaboom Slingshot

Leapin’ Lagoon
Arch Enemy Water targets
Blast-a-Bad-Guy Crafts

C.W. & Modene Neely Education and Event Center
Superhero Meet & Greets!
Super Critters Unite! Animal Discoveries
Phone Booth Quick Change Challenge

Neely Center Terrace
Mask-making Craft Station
Superhero Tattoos

Creature Features
6 p.m. | Monkey Village
6:15 p.m. | Coati
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Giraffe Encounter
6:45 p.m. | Elephant
7:15 p.m. | Otter

Animal Experience Extended Hours
5:30 – 7 p.m. | Orang-Hutan: “People of the Forest”
5:30 – 7:15 p.m. | Safari Cruiser
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Tiger
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Monkey Village
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Africa Trail and Savanna

Fee-based Activities

Giraffe Encounter | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
$5 Member, $6 General
Endangered Species Carousel
$2 Member, $3 General
Stingray Bay
$3 Member, $4 General
Camel Rides
$5 Member, $6 General
Safari Cruiser | Last train departs at 7:15 p.m.
$5 Member, $6 General
4-D Theater
$4 Member, $5 General
Photogenic
Various Packages Available
Select eateries and Desert Marketplace Gift Shop are open all evening.

Activities subject to change without notice. Not all areas of the Zoo and animals will be available for viewing during this event.

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Día del Niño

CELEBRACIÓN!

Celebrate children, animals and Hispanic culture
at one of our biggest events!

Día del Niño is back featuring a variety of family-friendly entertainment and activities all with a festive Latin flare!

Activities are included with Phoenix Zoo admission.
DJs
Folklorico Dancers
Lucha Libre
Piñatas
Mariachis
Cultural Crafts
Storytelling/ Puppet Shows
Face Painting
Animal Discoveries and Creature Features

*Our events rely on dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers for success. A variety of positions are available that are perfect for individual or group service opportunities. Volunteer today!

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It’s a Party for the Planet!

“Party for the Planet”
Earth Day Celebration
Presented by SRP
Saturday, April 14
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
All activities are included with general Zoo admission.
Visit Zoo’s website for a list of events and activities offered this day.

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:: GIVEAWAY :: Tickets to Wild About Mom

Have you heard about our next family event, Wild About Mom?! We are so excited, that we decided to giveaway a family four pack of ticket (2 adults and 2 kids)  Why enter?? Because your tickets include…. ::Entry into the zoo for the day:: ::Entry to Sting Ray Bay:: ::Carousel Ride (for children)::  ::Mimosa (for […]

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Roars & Pours at Phoenix Zoo

Swing by for a happy hour with a wild side –
Roars & Pours at the Phoenix Zoo!

Guests 21 and older can sip and stroll select Zoo trails while enjoying craft brews, wine and food. Plus, animal encounters, yard games, live music, entertainment and more!

*Tickets also available for purchase at the gate. Admission includes entrance into the Phoenix Zoo and access to games and entertainment. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable. The number of tickets available is limited. Events often sell out early. Tickets are valid only during specific event dates and hours. Prices, entertainment, attractions, experiences, ticket types, entitlements and other event elements subject to change without notice.

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Spring & Summer Play Date Series

Spring and Summer play dates are here! As always, we want to bring local moms together for in person meet ups and ways to connect beyond our website. We have talked with some local businesses and picked some of our favorite locations to plan play dates that will help us stay cool and entertained during […]

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Dinosaurs in the Desert

Going extinct this month!

As you embark on this self-guided expedition into the land of the lost, we hope the dinosaurs awaken your curiosity to the limitless beauty of nature that surrounds us all. The gorgeous colors and patterns of animals native to Arizona served as our inspiration for the design of some of the creatures in this breathtaking exhibit.

This will be an unforgettable self-guided expedition back in time you won’t want to miss.

This event runs daily during normal Zoo operating hours through April 30.

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Dinos After Dark!

March 2, 15, 22 & 30 | 6 – 8:30 p.m. | $10 per person (ages 3 and above)
2 and under are FREE | Dino Pass Holders are FREE

Come experience Dinosaurs in the Desert after the sun goes down!

Admission includes unlimited access to Dinosaurs in the Desert, plus dino-themed:

Games
Music
Activities
Animal Encounters
And much MAAAAWR!
Additional “Dino-Mite” things to do:

$2 – Stingray Bay
$2 – Endangered Species Carousel Powered by SRP Earthwise Energy
$3 – 4-D Theater Presented by SRP

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Dinos After Dark!

March 2, 15, 22 & 30 | 6 – 8:30 p.m. | $10 per person (ages 3 and above)
2 and under are FREE | Dino Pass Holders are FREE

Come experience Dinosaurs in the Desert after the sun goes down!

Admission includes unlimited access to Dinosaurs in the Desert, plus dino-themed:

Games
Music
Activities
Animal Encounters
And much MAAAAWR!
Additional “Dino-Mite” things to do:

$2 – Stingray Bay
$2 – Endangered Species Carousel Powered by SRP Earthwise Energy
$3 – 4-D Theater Presented by SRP

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Zoo Move & Groove 5K & Fitness Festival

Saturday, March 10 – Join the Phoenix Zoo for a day of moving and grooving with the animals!
5K run/walk 7 – 9:30 a.m. Register here: https://raceroster.com/events/2018/14984/zoo-move-groovebr-phoenix-zoo

Fitness Festival 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Our second annual Zoo Move & Groove Festival is a celebration of getting healthy and staying fit… with an animal twist! This all-day general admission event, immediately following our Zoo Move & Groove 5K Run/Walk, will host an array of vendors as well as featuring diverse forms of exercise for guests to experience and enjoy including DJ dance fitness classes, Zoo ninja warrior, sports inflatables, climbing wall, mascot meet & greets, Zoo zoom and animal discoveries! All classes are 20 minutes or less.

All Zoo Move & Groove Festival activities are included with 5K Run/Walk registration or regular Zoo admission.

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