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.
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.
Experience the beautiful, traditional folk dances of Mexico.
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!
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!
The ASU Special Events class is back with more amazing games, activities and crafts to help celebrate Dia del Nino!
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:
• Maned Wolf
• Andean Bears
• Galapagos Tortoise
• White-nosed Coati
• Squirrel Monkeys
• Birds and Prairie Dogs
• Collared Peccary
• Chilean Flamingo
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