It’s a party for the planet!

Spring into action at the Phoenix Zoo as we explore ways to battle plastic pollution while creating a better world for all creatures great and small.

Event Details


Saturday, April 27, 2024


Phoenix Zoo


9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


All activities included with general admission


Homeless MATters

  • Learn about reusing plastic grocery bags to crochet sleeping mats for the homeless

Roots and Shoots

  • Getting kids involved in the community and working together to establish change

Zero Waste

  • Interactive sorting game to help residents properly sort household waste materials into correct waste streams. The booth will highlight recycling, composting, and donation options to divert waste away from the landfill

Worm Station

  • Get to know our friends, the worms!

Plant Activity

  • Plant seeds to take home to grown on your own

T-Shirt Bags

  • Repurpose t-shirts into fun bags that you can use everyday

Renewal by Andersen

Citizen’s Climate Lobby

AZ Milk Producers

DJ Mars

GEM Corps

Urban Farming Education

Dr. T-rex Science Experiments

  • Science experiments for the whole family

Maricopa County Air Quality

  • Explore air pollution through hands-on activities which will include solving a particle pollution mystery

Maricopa County Vector Control

US Fish & Wildlife Service

Flood Control District of Maricopa County

  • Families will work together to build a dam and see if it holds the water back

Maricopa County Stormwater Quality

  • Check out this interactive demonstration showing how storm drains lead to our lakes, rivers and basins

Yard Games

Face Painting

iNaturalist Bird Watching Station

  • Learn to bird watch! Binoculars & telescope will be available for use

L&E California Condor Activity

  • Participants will learn about microplastics and proper waste sorting/management

Check out the Phoenix Zoo Airlines Animal Show at 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. at the Doornbos Discovery Amphitheater!

And a special third Animal Show at 1:30 p.m.!

9:15 a.m.  |  Arizona Aviary

9:30 a.m.  |  Greater flamingo

9:45 a.m.  |  Predator Passage

10:15 a.m.  |  Aldabra tortoise

11 a.m.  |  Farm Chat

11 a.m.  |  Conservation Center

11:30 a.m.  |  Otter

Noon  |  Squirrel monkey

12:30 p.m.  |  Andean bear

12:30 p.m.  |  Rhea

12:45 p.m.  |  Chilean flamingo

1 p.m.  |  Tagua (Chacoan peccary)

1:30 p.m.  |  Greater one-horned rhino

2 p.m.  |  Orangutan

2 p.m.  |  Buff-cheeked gibbon

Sheep Sheering Demonstration

Noon at Harmony Farm

Family Nature Walk

10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and Noon on the Arizona Trail

Worm Release

10 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon and 1 p.m. at Wiggly Worm’s Bed on Harmony Farm



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