Each tour has a maximum capacity of 10 guests unless stated otherwise.
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 is included in tour price.
Visitas con guía turístico disponible en español de forma limitada. Llame a nuestro centro de llamadas al 602.914.4333 para consultar.
Equine experience backstage adventure
Spend some time with the horses at the Thunderbirds Charities Equine Facility. Come see the barn and meet the horses up close and personal.
greater one-horned rhino Backstage Adventure
Meet Chutti the Greater One-horned rhinoceros and his caregivers. Enter his barn to meet and help with his daily care routine.
Visit with one of the most unusual animals at the Zoo. Learn about all the fascinating adaptations and what it takes to care for this special animal.
Ambassador Animal resources Backstage Adventure
Travel behind-the-scenes to our newly remodeled Ambassador Animal Resources area to see what it takes to care for the many unique species of animals that participate in our Zoo shows and make media appearances.
Mingle with our flamingos in this 30-minute adventure as you join the keepers right in the flamingo habitat! Enjoy this exclusive opportunity to go inside the habitat and feed these magnificent birds.
Go behind-the-scenes and learn what it takes to care for the Zoo’s largest animal – the Asian elephant. Your adventure includes a tour of the elephant barn and up-close viewing opportunities with Indu our resident Asian elephant.
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Your adventure includes a visit to the Galapagos or Aldabra tortoise enclosure where you’ll have a chance to meet and touch some of these friendly giants! You’ll also meet a reptile keeper and get up-close with other reptiles in our collection.
galapagos tortoise Backstage adventure
On this 30-minute adventure, you’ll enter the Galápagos habitat and meet, touch and feed some of these amazing giant reptiles! You’ll have the opportunity to learn all about them alongside one of our keepers.
Arthur L. and Elaine V. Johnson Native Species Conservation Center
Join us on this exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour and see how the Phoenix Zoo cares for species of conservation concern in Arizona and around the world. Discover the challenges animal and plant species are facing and what the Zoo is doing to help.
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General Adult: $89 per person (Includes Zoo Admission)
General Child (ages 3-13): $79 per person (Includes Zoo Admission)
Member: $49 per person
A Discovery Tour is a 90-minute guided tour through the Zoo in one of our eco-shuttles.
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.
Please Note: Discovery Tours are limited to same household groups only and can be booked day-of at our Guest Services lobby, or in advance by calling our Reservations Department at 602.914.4333.
that's zoo we are
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.