CELEBRACIÓN!

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

It’s our annual Día del Niño festival.

This day-long street festival features DJs, mariachi bands, folkloric dancers, face painting, a piñata art show, cultural crafts and activities… all with a festive Latin flare!

Activities are included with Phoenix Zoo admission.
Value Ticket packages are not available on this event day.

DÍA DEL NIÑO SPONSOR FUN!
Music, DJs, activities and prizes provided by the folks at Univision, La Campesina and Telemundo.
   

LOCO FOR LUCHA LIBRE!
Unleash your inner animal with the Luchadors from P.O.R. Promotions!

C.W. & Modene Neely Education and Event Center
Lucha Libre Matches | 11 a.m. | Noon | 1 p.m.
Meet & Greets | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

BALLET FOLKLORICO!
Experience the beautiful, traditional folk dances of Mexico.

Stonehouse Pavilion
Tradiciones Dance Company | 10 a.m. | 1 p.m.
Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli | 11 a.m.
Ballet Folklorico Esperanza | Noon

LATIN CULTURE & ACTIVITIES!
Payaso Oliver / Oliver the Clown

Enchanted Forest Amphitheater
Performances | 10 a.m. | 11:30 a.m.
Meet & Greets | 9 a.m. – Noon

Reptiles of AZ | 10 a.m.
Get up close and personal with venomous rattlers and gila monsters! Our reptile keepers share fascinating facts and give a unique view of these incredible creatures.

⋆ Roaming Mariachis | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Enjoy the beautiful festive sounds of traditional Mexican mariachis

Free Face Painting | 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Piñata Art Show | 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Featuring works from the Bergamot Institute to be featured at Chartreuse Gallery Art Detour 2017.

PIÑATAS FOR THE CHILDREN!

Lakeside Tent
Ages 5 and under | 10:30 a.m. | 1 p.m.
Ages 6 and up | 11:30 a.m. | 2 p.m.

ASU @ THE ZOO!

Lemur Lane
The ASU Special Events class is back with more amazing games, activities and crafts to help celebrate Dia del Nino!

 

ANIMAL DISCOVERIES!

Zoo Wide
Our furry and feathered critters are getting into the festive spirit, too! Watch as they shake maracas, bash piñatas and enjoy some tasty Latin treats.

Some of our creatures who will join in the fun include:

• Jaguar
• Maned Wolf
• Andean Bears
• Galapagos Tortoise
• White-nosed Coati
• Squirrel Monkeys
• Birds and Prairie Dogs
• Collared Peccary
• Chilean Flamingo
• Rhea


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

 Valley Toyota Dealers       Sagicor Life Insurance    

          


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!