“Party for the Planet”
Earth Day Celebration
Presented by SRP
Saturday, April 13
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
All activities are included with general Zoo admission.


American Textile Recycling Service is paying the Phoenix Zoo for each pound of recycled material received. To help, simply bring your used clothing, bedding, shoes, etc. Money raised will go towards the Zoo’s effort to protect endangered species!

Items accepted by American Textile Recycling Service:

  • All clothing and clothing accessories, including purses, belts, shoes, hats and jackets.
  • Towels, bed-sheets, and pillow cases (no pillows)

Themed Stations

Think Before You “Eek”

  • ASU Life of Science- Party Planet Outpost
    • They will have a booth talking about bugs and how they are careful critters
    • Talk to real life scientists about the conservation of nature
  • ZooTeens “Think Before You Eek” booth
  • Animal Discoveries with Bugs
  • Bug Feed Making Station
  • Matching Tile Bug Game

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

  • “Recycled City”
  • American Textile Recycling Service
    • Curbside at the entrance of the Zoo
  • Bag Making Station
  • Zero Waste Specialist
    • Game where kids are tasked with sorting different material into landfill, recycling and compost bins!

Water Wise

  • Sustainable Seafood / Ocean Conservation
  • SRP Water Wise game
    • How much water can you save?

Non-Toxic Living

  • Earth Day Face Painting
  • Touch and Feel Plant Booth
  • Volcano/Bombardier Beetle Activity
    • Use non-toxic substances to make a volcanic reaction
  • Bubble Making Station

Green the Ground

  • AZ Community Tree Council
    • Tree Identification Game
    • Edible Tree Matching Game
    • “Ask an Arborist” station
  • Trees Matter
    • Displays and games for kids and families
  • Hug-A-Tree station
  • Newspaper Pots and Seeds presented by Wright in the Garden
  • Horticulture Booth

Energy Conservation

  • Sidewalk Chalk Artist
  • Citizen’s Climate Lobby
  • Solar Oven Demonstration
  • Solar Crickets

Other Activities


Shakti Drum Circle Dancers

  • Using recycled material to make music and dance! 
  • Lakeside Performances
  • 10:30 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m.



  • All things eggs!
    • Learn how we can raise eggs and use less products for packaging


  • Learn how to sheer sheep!
  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Earth Day Passport

  • Get at least three stamps from designated areas throughout the Zoo and win a prize!

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Here at the Phoenix Zoo, we celebrate Earth Day all year long thanks to our Green Team, a group of employees and volunteers dedicated to ensuring that the Zoo is as eco-friendly as possible while conserving resources.  

Our events rely on dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers for success. A variety of positions are available that are perfect for individual or group service opportunities. Volunteer today!