Temperatures are heating up, but the Phoenix Zoo is transforming into a winter wonderland on Saturday, July 16!

Chill out in more than 50 tons of snow, splash around at the wet and wild play areas, and watch our loveable animals enjoy icy treats. Don’t miss our Asian elephant, Reba, cool off with a shower from the Phoenix Fire Department!

All event activities are included with Zoo admission.



  • 35 tons of snow for guests
  • Chilly Activities:
    • Snow targets
    • 8 ft. snow slide
    • Toddler snow pile (ages 5 and under)
  • Live music and games with DJ Rockin’ Rob
  • Participate in a craft activity led by the authors of Zoology for Kids
  • Community Sponsors





Plaza de los Ninos:

  • Meet firefighters from the Phoenix Fire Department
    • Learn about water safety
    • Tour the fire truckzoology-for-kids-book-cover


  • Snow for select animals throughout the Zoo
  • Stay cool at our Leapin’ Lagoon and Yakulla Caverns water play areas
  • Book signing with the authors of Zoology for Kids
    • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Zoo Exit
      **Must show proof of purchase from the Zoo’s Desert Marketplace
  • “Chilly Creature Features”
    • Porcupine – 8:15 a.m. (Enchanted Forest Amphitheatre)
    • Tiger – 9 a.m. (Tropics Trail)
    • Orangutan – 9:15 a.m. (Inner Tropics Trail)
    • Cheetah – 9:45 a.m. (Africa Trail)
    • Hyacinth Macaw – 10:15 a.m. (Enchanted Forest Amphitheatre)
    • Warty Pig – 10:30 a.m. (Children’s Trail)
    • Elephant Shower by Phoenix Fire Department – 11 a.m. (Tropics Trail)


Winter in July 2015 Photos 

Winter in July 2013 Video

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