Get a Unique Glimpse of the Zoo
with our New Tours Program!


Discovery Tours

Price: $49 per person
A Discovery Tour is a 90-minute guided tour through the Zoo in one of our eco-shuttles. You’ll be able to hop on and off the cart for closer viewing and for photo opportunities throughout the tour. Discovery Tours only visit the guest viewing areas of exhibits and no behind-the-scenes areas.


Book your tour at the Ticket Center located just inside the Zoo across from Stingray Bay.

*Each tour has a maximum capacity of 12 guests. Children 2 and under are free. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paid person 16 years of age or older.


Backstage Adventures
Price: $99 per person
If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, join us for a 60-minute Backstage Adventure and get an insider’s glimpse of some of our animal habitats.
*Each tour has a maximum capacity of 10 guests. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paid person 16 years of age or older. Certain age restrictions apply. All Backstage Adventure and Premium Tours must be scheduled at least one week in advance.

Reptile Adventure
What’s a tortoise’s favorite treat? Find out in this ultimate reptile adventure. Your adventure includes a visit to the Galapagos or Aldabra tortoise enclosure where you’ll have a chance to meet and touch some of these friendly giants!

Cheetah and Painted Dog Adventure
Are you a cat person or a dog person? Get a closer look with this special adventure in the night houses of the cheetahs and painted dogs.

Ambassador Animal Adventure
Tour the homes of the animal stars of the Phoenix Zoo and get a behind-the-scenes look into the training and care of these amazing Animal Ambassadors.

Johnson Conservation Center Adventure
Go behind the scenes at the Arthur L. and Elaine V. Johnson Foundation Conservation Center and learn about the science that supports the Zoo’s native species conservation efforts. Minimum age: 10 years old*
*An age limit is in effect as the subject matter is more suitable to older children.

Animal Care Center Adventure
Have you ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes at our animal hospital? Find out in this adventure that takes you inside the Joyce Corrigan Animal Care Center. Minimum age: 13 years old*  
*An age limit is in effect as this is an operational animal hospital and medical procedures of many different kinds could happen at any point. 

Premium Adventures
Price: $300 per person
Looking for the ultimate Zoo experience? A Premium Adventure is a fully custom experience for you and your party. Your adventure includes a 90-minute personalized tour of the Zoo and one Backstage Adventure. Each guest will also take home a souvenir photo and water bottle. Premium Adventures can be booked on your schedule (some restrictions may apply) and can be booked for groups of 1 – 10.
*Each tour has a maximum capacity of 10 guests.  All Backstage Adventure and Premium Tours must be scheduled at least one week in advance.