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.

DIA DEL NINO SPONSOR FUN!

Music, DJs, crafts, activities and prizes can be found all throughout the Zoo!

  • SRP – Our presenting sponsor
  • Univision
  • La Campesina
  • Entravision
  • AZ Milk Producers
  • Valley Toyota Dealers
  • Risas Dental and Braces
  • KIND
  • Swedish Fish
  • TreeTop
  • Arizona Oncology
  • Phoenix Suns
  • WSS
  • Somos Dental
  • Pawn 1st
  • Metro PCS

FREE CAROUSEL RIDES

Enjoy free rides on the Endangered Species Carousel courtesy of Valley Toyota Dealers!

LOCO FOR LUCHA LIBRE!

Unleash your inner animal with the Luchadors from P.O.R. Promotions!

Stonehouse Pavilion

Meet and Greets |10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Lucha Libre Matches | 11:30 – 1 p.m. 

FOLKLORICO DANCE SCHEDULE

C.W. & Modene Neely Education and Event Center

9:30 a.m. | Ballet Folklorico Amistad

10:30 a.m. | Tradiciones Dance Co.

11:30 a.m. | Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli

12:30 p.m. | Ballet Folklorico Esperanza

1:30 p.m. | Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli

Plaza de los Ninos

10:30 a.m. | Ballet Folklorico Esperanza

11:30 a.m. | Ballet Folklorico Amistad

12:30 p.m. | Tradiciones Dance Co.

ADDITIONAL ENTERTAINMENT

  • Payaso Oliver / Oliver the Mime | 9 a.m. – Noon (roaming Plaza and Lakeside)
  • Mariachis | 9 – 11 a.m. (Bridge and Plaza)
  • Free Face Painting | 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Plaza de los Ninos)
  • Dora and Diego Roaming | 9 – 11 a.m. (roaming Plaza and Lakeside)

ANIMAL DISCOVERIES

Desert Grove on the AZ Trail

9 a.m. – Noon

Join us at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. for some surprise Animal Encounters!

Piñatas FOR THE CHILDREN!

Plaza de los Ninos

Ages 5 and under | 10 a.m. | Noon | 2 p.m.

Ages 6 and up | 11 a.m. | 1 p.m.| 3 p.m.

ASU @ THE ZOO

Podd Ramada and Lemur Lane

The ASU Special Events class is back with more amazing games,  

activities and crafts to help celebrate Dia del Nino!

CREATURE FEATURES

9:30 a.m. – AZ Aviary: Birds

9:45 a.m. – AZ Aviary: Prairie Dogs

10:00 a.m. – California Condor / Condor de California

10:20 a.m. – White-nosed Coati / Coati de nariz blanca

11:00 a.m. – Mandrill

11:20 a.m. – Spotted-necked Otter

Noon – Andean Bear / Oso Andino

12:30 p.m. – Galapagos Tortoise / Tortuga de Tierra

1:00 p.m. – Jaguar / Jaguar

1:30 p.m. – Asian Elephant/

2:00 p.m. – Komodo Dragon

2:20 p.m. – Monkey Village / Mono ardilla

2:45 p.m. – Chilean Flamingo / Flamingo (chileno)

3:00 p.m. – Rhea / Ñandú

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!