Make the Most of Your Zoo Visit
We'd like for every Zoo visit to be the best. So in this section we've provided tips for planning the best routes, a handy list of all the activities available at the Zoo, and a special guide to help start interesting Zoo conversations with your kids and family.
How to enjoy the Phoenix Zoo
By following these simple guidelines and using good manners, a great day at the Zoo can be had by all.
Helpful Tips for Planning Your Visit
Yakulla Caverns - Just across from Monkey Village you'll find a magical place to explore - a cave that looks so real you'll forget its not! Yakulla Caverns is open year-round with the splashpad and water slide active March - October.
Leapin Lagoon - Right next to the Endangered Species Carousel is a fun place to cool off. The Leapin' Lagoon spray-ground is open March - October. Be sure to bring a towel!
Discovery Farm - Down at Harmony Farm near the Red Barn you'll find a playground just for little ones (18 months - 5 years). This miniature farm is sure to keep them busy.
Safari Train - The train departs every 20 - 30 minutes from the main station near the African Savanna and provides a 25 minute narrated tour of the Zoo. $3 for Zoo members; $4 for Non-members.
- Every animal on this carousel is handcrafted and unique. Located just next to the main plaza near Leapin' Lagoon. $1 for Zoo members; $2 for Non-members.
- Right next to Harmony Farm in the old Mill House you'll find the docking area for our pedal boats. Take a 20-minute ride on the lake. $8 for Zoo-members; $10 for Non-members.