Explore the Children's Trail

The Nina Mason Pulliam Children’s Trail lets children get close to many small animals from around the world, including emus, an ocelot, a caracal, siamang gibbons and golden lion tamarins.

Continuing on the trail will take you through Harmony Farm, featuring many farm animals, a petting zoo, and demonstrations on farming and agriculture oriented toward children.

Last but certainly not least, guests will find the ever-popular Fernando – a two-toed sloth!


9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 31

7 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1 – August 31

The Zoo will be closed to foot traffic on Sundays June 13-July 25 for Cruise the Zoo.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept 1 – Oct 31

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov 1 – Jan 19


Entrance is a paved, downhill path

Pathway is paved with two short, steep hills

Wheelchair Accessible 

Sensory Inclusion Information

Headphone zone near Red Barn, emu and golden-lion tamarins

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The Phoenix Zoo is one of the largest non-profit zoos in the U.S., caring for over 3,000 animals, with nearly 400 species represented, including many threatened/endangered species.