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.

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Savanna Gallery

Located inside the air-conditioned Savanna Grill

Current Exhibit:

Wild Side Gallery

Located beyond the turnstiles at the Zoo’s entrance

Current Exhibit:

Savanna Gallery

Kids in Focus Presents: Nature in Focus

May 16 – September 29

Monday – Sunday  |  7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Kids in Focus is a nonprofit organization mentoring youth to overcome adversity and build resilience through the art of photography.

Since 2012, Kids in Focus has been putting cameras in kids’ hands with the guidance and encouragement of adult mentors – many who are avid and professional photographers. These trained and skilled mentors use photography to connect, engage and encourage life-long creativity.

Kids in Focus provides over 700 unique experiences to over 350 students each year and creates opportunities for any child to express their unique perspective and voice with skills that foster confidence, resilience and joy.

This exhibit showcases more than 70 images taken by these amazing kids at Children First Leadership Academy, G Road at Emerson School, and Geneva Epps Mosley Middle School in 2023 – 24.


See the Kids In Focus profile on long-time Phoenix Zoo contributor and Kids in Focus mentor, Dave Siebert:

Wild Side Gallery

Vanishing Circles

From the Collection of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Art Museum

February 3 – August 25

8 – 11 a.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.

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