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Help Build Our Entry Oasis!
The Phoenix Zoo’s new $3.4 million Entry Oasis supported by
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust will expedite the entrance process and through interpretive theme it will transport guests from the urban setting of the Valley to a world of natural wonder.
Beginning as guests step onto the sidewalk in front of the Phoenix Zoo, the new entry will expedite the entrance transaction and spark curiosity and excitement. After strolling across a renovated bridge, stealing glimpses of the resident turtles and waterfowl in the pond below, guests will be greeted by an exhibit featuring animals unique to the Sonoran Desert. As anticipation builds, guests will be encompassed by a video presentation celebrating and honoring this beautiful environment, with a soundtrack featuring traditional singers from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
Guests are then able to either move through improved turnstiles or enter through a new Members Entrance, avoiding any potential lines and receiving a personal greeting from a Member Services Specialist. A redesigned rotunda in that area will house service areas for membership, reservations, guest services, group events and security staff. In addition, this area will include a guest relations service area, which will greatly enhance the guest experience. Both members and daily guests will then emerge onto a redefined pathway, ready to enjoy the textures of our Arizona Trail and unencumbered views of the giraffes and other species on the African Savanna.
With this new Entry Oasis supported by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, every guest arriving will immediately recognize they are in for a vibrant, fascinating and World Class experience at the Phoenix Zoo.
Along with a generous donation to this project, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has agreed to match any gift in support of the Entry Project up to $250,000 with a dollar for dollar match. This project is not fully funded so we can use your help. If you have ever considered supporting our Campaign efforts, now is the perfect time. Click here to double your donation by making a tax-deductible gift to our Entry Oasis project. Gifts of $1,000 and above will be recognized on a permanent donor board located at the entrance of the Zoo!
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