The Guardian Conservation Society is the Phoenix Zoo’s premier philanthropic membership program.
Members are committed to animal conservation, education and a secure financial future for the Zoo. In recognition of their support, Guardian Conservation Society members receive a number of exclusive benefits, including behind-the-scenes experiences with our animals and experts, private events and conservation updates.
Guardian Conservation Society members enjoy elite benefits, including:
- Complimentary admission for members and guests (up to 12 guests), when accompanied by member
- Complimentary Safari Train, Endangered Species Carousel, Camel rides and Stingray Bay admission each visit
- Invitations to exclusive Guardian Conservation Society donor events throughout the year, including a private appreciation event at ZooLights
- Donor recognition on Zoo grounds
- Invitation/voting privileges at the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation Annual Meeting
- Nanny/caregiver option included*
- And more…
What They're Saying
“The Phoenix Zoo has always been a great fit for us. It is a place of peace and fun and education in a beautiful environment. I never fail to learn at least one new fun fact!”
– Gael Parks
“Our family has been long time visitors and members of the Phoenix Zoo. We also travel around the country where we have visited many zoos. We are always happy to claim the Phoenix Zoo as our home. Nothing has truly compared, which is why we have chosen to further the mission of the Phoenix Zoo by becoming Guardian members.”
– The Hoppal Family
“We believe the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (ACNC)/Phoenix Zoo is important to conserve and preserve nature for future generations. The Zoo plays a vital role in teaching families about their inherent relationship with nature. In our retirement, we enjoy visiting the Zoo and watching people interact – especially as they learn more about the work the ACNC does to save and protect many species across the world.”
– Cindy Eckert-Timm and Damon Timm
Guardian conservation society levels
All Guardian Conservation Society elite benefits, plus:
- Complimentary, annual carted behind-the-scenes animal experience and tour** for up to six guests
- Fair Market Value of annual benefits – $230
** Our Guardian Conservation Society behind-the-scenes experiences are unique donor appreciation tours. Donors receive a customized and exclusive experience not offered to the public as a way to highlight the impact of their donation. Arrangements must be made in advance through the Development Office to secure your private reservation for between six (6) to twelve (12) guests, depending on your membership level. Enjoy Exclusive Benefits. Impact the Community!
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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.