Get a Unique Glimpse of the Zoo!

Each tour has a maximum capacity of 10 guests. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paid person 16 years of age or older.

Certain age restrictions apply. Zoo admission not included in tour price.

Book your tour by calling our Reservations Department at 602.914.4333. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance.

General Adult: $74 per person 
General Child (ages 3-13): $64 per person
Member: $49 per person

A Discovery Tour is a 75-minute guided tour through the Zoo in one of our eco-shuttles. 

Each day that we are open for foot traffic we will offer Discovery Tours 3 times a day. The tours will be approximately 75 minutes in length to allow for proper sanitation before and after tours. Tours will meet at the Ticket Center located across from Stingray Bay. 

You’ll be able to hop on and off the cart for closer viewing and for photo opportunities throughout the tour.

Discovery Tours only visit the guest viewing areas of exhibits and no behind-the-scenes areas. Discovery Tours are limited to same household groups only and must be booked in advance by calling our Reservations Department at 602-914-4333. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance.

General Adult: $124 per person
General Child (ages 3-13): $114 per person
Member: $99 per person

If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, join us for a 60-minute Backstage Adventure and get an insider’s glimpse of some of our animal habitats. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays that we are open for foot traffic we will offer one Backstage Adventure Tour a day. Backstage Adventure are limited to same household groups only. All tour participants are required to wear a mask during the tour. 
Tours must be booked in advance by calling our Reservations Department at 602-914-4333. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance.

Flamingo Flamingle Tour

Begin your Flamingle adventure as you “Walk with the Flock” of flamingos and their caretakers around the Zoo’s main lake. Continue to their habitat where you will enjoy an exclusive opportunity inside of their exhibit to get up close and feed these magnificent birds. Talk with their keepers and learn all about their unique and quirky personalities.

  • Sundays at 7:45 a.m. 
  • Ages 5 and up

Elephant Adventure

Go behind-the-scenes and learn what it takes to care for the Zoo’s largest animals – the Asian elephants. Your adventure includes a tour of the elephant barn and up-close viewing opportunities. 

  • Fridays at 10 a.m.

Reptile Rendezvous

What is a rattlesnake’s favorite snack? Find out in this ultimate reptile adventure along our Arizona Trail. Your tour also includes a visit to the Aldabra or Galápagos tortoise enclosure where you will have a chance to meet and touch some of these friendly giants! 

  • Saturdays at 11 a.m. 
General Adult: $325
General Child (ages 3-13): $315 per person
Member: $300 per person

Looking for the ultimate Zoo experience? A Premium Adventure is a fully custom experience for you and your party. Your adventure includes a 90-minute personalized tour of the Zoo and one Backstage Adventure. Each guest will also take home a souvenir photo and water bottle. Premium Adventures can be booked on your schedule (some restrictions may apply) and can be booked for groups of 1 – 10.

*Each tour has a maximum capacity of 10 guests.  Premium Adventures are limited to same household groups only. All Premium Tours must be scheduled at least one week in advance by calling our Reservations Department at 602-914-4333. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance.

Price: $2 per person

Guided tours are predetermined guide-led walking tours through one of our Zoo trails. You have the flexibility to choose from several different topics, each covering a wide span of animal and conservation sciences. Each guided tour is 45 – 60 minutes in length (depending on the chosen topic).

Subject to availability. Does not include behind the scenes viewing areas.  

  • Minimum 10 guests. Groups larger than 25 may be divided into multiple groups.
  • No age restrictions
  • Zoo admission not included in tour price. However, youth-oriented groups receive an educational rate of $8 per person. Discounted rates for groups of 25 or more are available.
  • Available on a daily basis; excludes holidays and special event days
  • Must be scheduled two weeks in advance

Price: $5 per person

Custom Guided Tours are directed towards your specific wants and needs. Our trained Zoo staff works with you to create a completely customizable 60-minute educational walking tour of one of our Zoo trails – covering the exhibits and topics you are interested in.

Subject to availability. Does not include behind the scenes viewing areas.  

  • Minimum 10 guests. Groups larger than 25 may be divided into multiple groups.
  • No age restrictions
  • Zoo admission not included in tour price. However, youth-oriented groups receive an educational rate of $8 per person. Discounted rates for groups of 25 or more are available.
  • Available on a daily basis; excludes holidays and special event days
  • Must be scheduled three weeks in advance

  All tours occur in any weather condition.

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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.

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