It’s a party for the planet!

Earth Day

‘Spring into action’ at the Phoenix Zoo as we explore ways to connect with nature, clean our environment and create a better world for all creatures great and small.

Themed Stations:
CONNECT with Nature
CLEAN our Environment
CREATE New Habitats

Other Activities:
DJ Dance Party for the Planet
Lost Bird Project Sculptures 
Lost Birds and the Art of Conservation

Event Details


April 16, 2022


Phoenix Zoo


9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Members –           

  • All activities included with membership

 STANDARD PRICING –                  

  • All activities included with general admission

Check out the Zoocademy Award Show at 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. at the Doornbos Discovery Amphitheater!

9:30 a.m.                           AZ Aviary: Birds/Prairie Dog     

9:45 a.m.                           Arizona Trail: California Condor

10:00 a.m.                         Arizona Trail: White-nosed Coati

10:30 a.m.                         Africa Trail: Aldabra Tortoise                         

11:00 a.m.                         Tropics Trail: Greater Rhea                               

11:15 a.m.                          Tropics Trail: Chilean Flamingo

11:30 a.m.                         Tropics Trail: Galapagos Tortoise                     

12:00 p.m.                        Tropics Trail: American Alligator     

12:30 p.m.                        Tropics Trail: Asian Elephant                       

1:30 p.m.                          Children’s Trail: Two-toed Sloth  

Bike to the Zoo on Saturday, April 16!

Riding your bike, instead of driving in a car, is a great way to cut down on pollution and create a cleaner environment for all creatures great and small. 

Learn more!

  • Phoenix Artists Guild
    • Watch local artists demonstrate their medium of art. 
    • Take part in activities that connect you with nature.
  • iNaturalist Bird Watching Station
    • Learn more about bird watching and how to use iNaturalist on your cell phone. 

These activities will be taking place at Lemur Lane and Zebra Overlook

  • Citizen’s Climate Lobby
    • Take part in an activity that teaches you about climate change.
  • Maricopa County Air Quality
    • Take part in an activity that teaches you about pollution.
  • Zero Waste – City of Phoenix
    • Take part in an activity that teaches you how to sort materials, and learning what is recyclable.

These activities will be taking place at Lakeside.

  • Flood Control District of Maricopa County
    • Learn about sustainability, low impact design and green infrastructure. 
    • Play with a interactive flood control, which simulates a rainstorm under three conditions. 
  • Bee Activities
    • Make a bee habitat and learn all about these special creatures.
  • Fish & Wildlife and Phoenix Zoo
    • Learn how to make your home wildlife-friendly.
  • Plant Station
    • Learn how to use items you have at home to plant flowers, veggies and more.

These activities will be taking place at Savanna Park. 

  • Sheep Shearing Demonstration at Harmony Farm on the Children’s Trail at 1 p.m.

  • DJ Dance Party for the Planet at Lakeside

  • Bag-Making at the pavers next to Leapin’ Lagoon
  • Earth Day Hand Prints at the old amphitheater
  • Lost Bird Project Sculptures throughout the Zoo
  • Lost Birds and the Art of Conservation inside Savanna Grill
  • Lost Birds Project film at 1:15 p.m. at the Discovery Doornbos Amphitheater
  • Hug a Tree Photo Op at Big Blue near the old amphitheater



Interested in having a booth at Earth Day?

Contact Sponsorship Manager Valerie Burgad at

Earth Day Sponsors