It’s a party for the planet!
Pollinators edition

Earth Day

“Spring into action” at the Phoenix Zoo as we explore ways to connect with nature and our pollinator friends while creating a better world for all creatures great and small.

Themed Stations:
CONNECT with Nature
CARE for our Environment
CREATE New Habitats

Other Activities:
DJ Dance Party for the Planet
Creature Features
Animal Shows

Event Details


Saturday, April 15, 2023


Phoenix Zoo


9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Members –           

  • All activities included with membership

 STANDARD PRICING –                  

  • All activities included with general admission


  • Party for the Planet with Rockin’ Rob
    • Music, games & activities
  • Arizona Monarch Collaborative and Desert Botanical Gardens
    • Flower matching activity
    • Pipe-cleaner caterpillar
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service – Homes for Wildlife
  • Get to know our friends, the worms!
  • Plant Station
    • Plant seeds to take home and grow on your own!
  • Trex Science Experiments
    • Science experiments for the whole family!
  • Flood Control District of Maricopa County
  • Zero Waste
  • Green Living Magazine
  • Semper Fi Heating & Cooling
  • Beechnut
  • Renewal by Andersen
  • AZ Milk Producers
  • Citizen’s Climate Lobby
    • Earth Day trivia & games
  • Maricopa County Air Quality
    • Activity to educate students about particle pollution in the air by asking them to identify four “mystery particles.” 
  • Maricopa County Public Health 
  • T-Shirt Bags
    • Repurpose t-shirts into fun bags that you can use every day!
  • Make a bee habitat!
    • Make a bee habitat to take home and learn all about these special creatures
  • Butterfly Wonderland
  • FrescaZona
    • Community gardens & pollinators
    • Seed packet giveaways
  • Phoenix Children’s Bike Rodeo
  • Magnum Electric Bikes
  • iNaturalist Bird Watching Station
    • Learn to bird watch! Binoculars & telescope will be available for use.
  • Hug a Tree (Selfie) Photo Op
  • Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar Craft
    • Kids will use sticks and fabric to make their very own hungry, hungry caterpillar to take home!

Check out the Zoocademy Award 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.!

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

9:45 a.m. | Arizona Trail: Javelina

10:00 a.m. | Arizona Trail: California Condor

10:45 a.m. | Tropics Trail: Andean Bear                               

11:10 a.m. | Tropics Trail: Galapagos Tortoise                     

11:30 a.m. | Tropics Trail: American Alligator     

Noon | Tropics Trail: Greater One-horned Rhino                       

12:30 p.m. | Tropics Trail: Bornean Orangutan

  • Sheep Sheering Demonstration | Noon | Harmony Farm, Children’s Trail
  • Family Nature Walk | Arizona Trail
    • 10:30 a.m. | 11:15 a.m. | Noon
  • Worm Release | Wiggly Worm’s Bed on Harmony Farm
    • 10 a.m. | 11 a.m. | Noon | 1 p.m.
  • Dino Dig Sponsored by Beech-Nut – Stop by the Dinosaurs in the Desert interactive fossil dig and unearth dino-mite Beech-Nut goodies!
  • Cheetah Conservation Fund Arizona Chapter Booth
  • Wild Side Art Gallery
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital will be running a bike safety course for those children 8 years and under.  The children will learn: helmet safety, riding skills and rules of the road. Bikes and scooters will be provided for the children to borrow, while on the course.  Bike helmets will be given-a-way, while supplies last.



Interested in having a booth at Earth Day?

Contact Sponsorship Manager Christine Boisen at  

Earth Day Sponsors