Family ZooVenture

Hey, parents! Need something to keep your kids occupied? Our Family ZooVenture programs bring the Phoenix Zoo’s animals to you in a whole new way. Connect with a Zoo educator on Zoom as we have fun, while learning about the animals that call the Phoenix Zoo home. These 30 to 45 minute programs feature kid-friendly antics and activities including animals making music and getting squeaky clean, while kids help search for clues as zoo detectives and get the wiggles out. 

For children 3 – 8 years old. Each program covers a different topic with unique, kid-friendly activities. Virtual programs are held through Zoom. Join us!

This program is designed for households, not for larger groups. If you’re looking for programming for a larger group (child care centers, camps, etc.), we have something special just for you! Check out Distance Learning!

Program Details


3-8 years old

Program Date & Time:

June 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30 
July 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30
August 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29 
Starting at 9 a.m.

Program Fees:

$10 per household

Please call the Reservations Team at 602.914.4333 if you have any questions. 


Animals are found all over the world. Join us as we discover exactly how animals are able to live in different habitats.

Want to know what makes a bird a bird, and what makes each type of bird special? Join us, and together we will compare the body parts of birds and learn how they adapted to their environment, while meeting animal ambassadors along the way!

Sign on with the Phoenix Zoo for relaxing story times with a twist! In these half hour programs, we will read along with different animal story books in special locations around the Zoo. We’ll also get to spend a little time talking about any exhibit animals that might just be hanging out nearby…

  • August 4th – Seymour the Naughty Goat by Susan Stoltz
  • August 11th – Steve the Dung Beetle by Susan Stoltz
  • August 18th – The Three Little Javelinas by Susan Lowell
  • August 25th – Flamingo Sunset by Jonathan London

Calling all detectives and those who love mysteries! Something strange has happened at the Zoo. Put on your detective hats as we look for clues and find the animal culprit.

Need a way to get the wiggles out? Join us as we mimic animals and get moving! Make sure you have plenty of water and space to spread out for our wild animal aerobics!

Have you ever wondered what it takes to keep zoo animals clean? Come join us on our Elephant Edition of Squeaky Clean Animals to see what it takes to keep the Phoenix Zoo’s two Asian elephants clean and healthy! We will get a behind-the-scenes look at the ways keepers care for the Earth’s largest land mammal. Then we will the get a chance to meet ambassador animals from the Zoo to learn some of the special ways they stay clean!

Ever boogie with a bird? Ever sing with a siamang? Well now is your chance! Tune in to explore some of the Zoo’s more musical animals in Nature’s Rockstars.