The Phoenix Zoo is located in Papago Park, not far from downtown Phoenix and about 10 minutes from the airport. It is north of Van Buren on Galvin Parkway. Here is a map and directions to the Phoenix Zoo. Parking is free at the Phoenix Zoo.
The Phoenix Zoo is open 364 days per year, rain or shine. It is closed on Christmas Day (except in the evening for ZooLights). During the summer (June through August), the Phoenix Zoo opens early at 7 a.m. and closes earlier in the afternoon so that visitors have a better opportunity to see animals out and about before it gets too hot. During other times of the year the Zoo opens at 9 a.m. September through January there are several special events at the Phoenix Zoo, so you'll want to check online or by phone to determine the hours they are open.
Admission prices (January 2014):
$20 per adult
$10 for children ages 3 - 12
Children 2 and under are admitted free.
You can buy tickets to the Phoenix Zoo in advance online and skip the lines.
There aren't many coupons or discounts offered for Phoenix Zoo admissions, but you can check for tips on discounts to the Phoenix Zoo here and find out about how you and your family can have free daytime access to the Zoo all year long by purchasing a membership.
Phoenix Zoo Tip: From time to time some exhibits and rides are closed for maintenance or repair. If you are going to the Zoo because you want to see or do something very specific, you might call first to make sure that that exhibit or adventure is available on that day. The phone number to get information about the Phoenix Zoo is 602-273-1341.
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.