Join us for a FREE Community Event!

Live Animal Ambassadors | Fun Activities | Guided Hikes | And More!

Help us celebrate by donating a new or gently used book
to the Dottie Gilbert Reading Room.

South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC)
10409 S. Central Ave. | Phoenix, AZ 85042

 Join us rain or shine!
We’ve got plenty of indoor activities!


The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (ACNC) operates the Phoenix Zoo and
the South Mountain Environmental Education Center.

The South Mountain Environmental Education Center is a hub for guests exploring the park/preserve
that it calls home as well as a gathering place for the community to learn about plants, animals, natural history
and the conservation needs of the Sonoran Desert. It also is a popular destination for school field trips.

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