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, Rhino 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.

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!

Zoo Moov & Groov 5K

Zoo Move & Groove 5K

Zoo Move & Groove, the Phoenix Zoo’s annual 5K run is back on Saturday, January 20, and this time it will be paw-sitively roar-some!

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

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 Katie Sechrist 602.286.3855 |

Adopt an Animal

Give your favorite person the gift of their favorite Zoo animal; including our newest residents on Predator Passage! 

The Phoenix Zoo offers a unique program designed to help offer the best support for the more than 3,000 animals that call the Zoo home, with nearly 400 species represented, including many threatened or endangered species. 

Happy Holidays!