Inspiration and Motivation Through Art

Art on the Wild Side is a rotating art exhibit program at the Phoenix Zoo dedicated to inspiration, celebration and conservation through art.

Our program embraces the mission of the Phoenix Zoo, “to advance the stewardship and conservation of animals and their habitats while providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.”

The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo has been a point of pride for Arizona for over 50 years. As the state’s most visited attraction second only to the Grand Canyon, the Phoenix Zoo hosts over 1.4 million guests each year. With more than 37,000-member households, it has the largest membership base of any cultural institution in the Valley.  

“The Phoenix Zoo is always looking for new ways to inspire people and motivate them to care about the natural world,” says Bert Castro, President/CEO of the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo. “The work that the Art Committee has done to highlight the art from our permanent collection that is spread throughout Zoo grounds has uncovered some real treasures with histories we’re happy to revisit. But their work creating the Art on the Wild Side exhibits in the Savanna Grill has led to some pretty incredible art exhibits that, in a relatively short amount of time, have brought some very inspiring art to our Zoo guests. We’re very excited about the future of art at the Phoenix Zoo.”

The Savanna Gallery

Current Exhibits