Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for a unique gift, that also makes a difference?
Give the gift of ZooLights or Zoo admission tickets, memberships, Backstage Adventures and much more!  


Backstage Adventures

Surprise your loved one with a unique behind-the-scenes look at the Zoo! Choose between our Ambassador Animal Resource Animals, Conservation Center, Elephant Adventure, Tortoise, Stingray Bay, Sloth and more!

Backstage Adventures are limited to same household groups only. Tours must be booked in advance by calling our Reservations Department at
602-914-4333. Reservations must be made two weeks in advance.

Discovery tours

Discovery Tours

Your loved ones will go wild for this personal guided tour through the
Phoenix Zoo! 

Discovery Tours only visit the guest viewing areas of exhibits and no behind-the-scenes areas. Discovery Tours are limited to same party groups only and can be booked day of at Guest Services or in advance by calling our Reservations Department at 602-914-4333. 


Phoenix Zoo Admission Tickets

Give the gift of wonder and discovery with Phoenix Zoo daytime admission tickets. Whether you are on the lookout for awe-inspiring Sumatran tigers, on safari to spot the great African lion or seeking the towering giraffes roaming the Savanna — a day at the Zoo offers adventures like no other place in the Valley of the Sun.

Members receive a discount on daytime admission tickets when purchased at the Zoo.

Girl with Monkey

Phoenix Zoo Memberships

This holiday season, give the gift of a Phoenix Zoo membership and let your family or friends feel the love with an entire year of amazing animal adventures and incredible perks.

With 12 months of free daytime admission to more than 3,000 animals and 125 acres of adventure, discounts and much more – a Zoo membership is the gift that keeps on giving all year long.

Phonex Zoo Volunteer Calendar

Phoenix Zoo Volunteer Calendar

Spend 2023 with the Phoenix Zoo!

Enjoy 12 months of incredible images featuring some of our amazing animals.

Only $5!

Get yours in the Savanna Grill Gift Shop today.

Zoo Moov & Groov 5K

Zoo Move & Groove 5K

Zoo Move & Groove, the Phoenix Zoo’s annual 5K run is back on Saturday, January 21, and this time it will be positively prehistoric!

Included with race registration* is a commemorative shirt, admission into exclusive ZooLights night immediately following the race, Dinosaurs in the Desert, raffle ticket(s), kettle corn & cocoa, and a “glow” necklace/bracelet.

ZooLights Tickets

ZooLights Tickets

You’ll find adventure EVERYWHERE at the Valley’s favorite holiday tradition, ZooLights! This season promises to be bigger and brighter than ever before, with all new animal lanterns and light displays, an enhanced Santa experience and our brand-new music and light show that will take you around the world! PLUS, guest entry to ZooLights includes admission to Dinosaurs in the Desert, the not-to-be-missed dino-mite experience!

Sensory Friendly Zoolights

Sensory Friendly ZooLights

During this special evening on January 9 you can expect the same great ZooLights experience with some modifications to make it more sensory friendly, including smaller crowds , quieter music, reduced flashing lights and more.


Phoenix Zoo Wishlist

Give a gift to your favorite Phoenix Zoo animal! Many Zoo departments have a wish list of items they need, to take care of our animals and/or guests.

You can donate items directly from our Wish List or make a monetary contribution and we’ll shop for you. For more information or to donate contact Niki Wilson 602.286.3830  |

You can also shop using AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible purchases to the Phoenix Zoo when you select our charitable organization — Arizona Center for Nature Conservation! 

Phoenix Zoo Honor and Tribute Gifts

Are you looking for the perfect gift for the person who already has everything? Consider honoring them by making a monetary donation in their name or purchasing a tribute gift including bricks, plaques, benches or tiles. 

We will inform the recipient of your gift and how it helps us care for the more than 3,000 animals that call the Zoo home.

For more information on donations and tribute gifts contact Niki Wilson 602.286.3830  |   

Art on the wild side

It’s been said that art is all in the details… and that’s precisely what “A Closer Look” aims to explore. The often-overlooked world of particulars, specifics and minutia is unmistakably found within Todd McGrain’s Lost Bird Project, Bree Deverill’s wall art and Eirini Pajak’s macro-photography.

The “little” things matter. We hope the artwork you see here in the Savanna Gallery inspires you to reconnect with the insatiable beauty in the details. 

Most of the photographs featured in this exhibit are available for purchase!

Happy Holidays!