Are you wild about art?
Join the Phoenix Zoo in celebrating the splendor of animals and nature with Art on the Wild Side, a program dedicated to inspiration, celebration and conservation through art. Exhibits in our Savanna Gallery and Wild Side Gallery rotate throughout the year, each featuring a selection of artists who share their unique vision of wildlife and conservation via photography, paint and mixed media, allowing new ways for guests to engage in the Zoo’s mission to care for the natural world while being inspired by nature and animals.
Located inside the air-conditioned Savanna Grill
Wild Side Gallery
Located beyond the turnstiles at the Zoo’s entrance
The bigger picture
October 6 – April 28
9 a.m. (8 a.m. for members) – 5 p.m.
The Bigger Picture, the Zoo’s fall Art on the Wild Side exhibition, shows that though separated by over 7,000 miles, Phoenix, Arizona and Ramat-Gan, Israel share a special bond. Not only are we Sister Cities but we are home to world-class zoos dedicated to our respective missions of animal and nature conservation and education. Playing a critical role in natural ecosystems, vultures are the most threatened raptors in the world and both the Phoenix Zoo and Safari Ramat Gan share the common goal of working on conservation programs to ensure their survival.
These gorgeous photographs were submitted by those in service to both Zoos – from veterinary staff, animal keepers and conservation technicians to volunteers, program facilitators and third-party vendors.
Photo by Assaf Cohen
Photo by Elad Hershkowiz
Photo by William Driver
Photo by Yam Siton
Wild Side Gallery
From the Collection of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Art Museum
February 3 – June 2
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Thursday – Sunday
The Phoenix Zoo is proud to partner with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum to showcase this fine art exhibition in the Zoo’s Wild Side Gallery. This collection of artwork depicts animals, plants and habitats that are endangered, threatened or otherwise compromised in the Sonoran Desert Region. It features a variety of well-known artists from around our beautiful state.