Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix, Arizona
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Jessica Anne Repp and 1 other parent have been here
The Phoenix Zoo opened in 1962 and is the largest nonprofit zoo in the United States. The zoo has over 1,300 animals on display and contains 2.5 miles of walking trails.
Recent User ReviewsView All
A Great Zoo for KidsFlag review
One of the top 5 zoos in the US for kids, you could easily spend a day here. Feed stingray, or just pet them, at Stingray Bay. Ride a beautiful carousel. Or try feeding the giraffe! Big Horn Sheep roam the nearby mountains. This is a warm weather zoo, so no penguins or polar bears.
Tips for Families
You can bring coolers of food into the zoo- a great $$ saver!
Suggestions for nearby family-friendly accommodations
Suggestions for nearby family-friendly restaurants
My Kid's Review
Was this review helpful to you?Yes
A Great Zoo That Continues to Grow
Growing up in Phoenix, the Phoenix Zoo was a regular destination for family outings and school field trips. I recall numerous field trips to the zoo as well is going there with my parents and grandparents and fondly using my special plastic Zebra key, in the information boxes at various animal exhibits which when turned, played an audio recording of detailed information about the animals within. The Phoenix Zoo was founded nearly 50 years ago by the head of the Maytag Appliance Corporation, Robert Maytag. Originally named Maytag Zoo, it is America’s most successful, privately-owned, non-profit zoological park. The zoo is fairly young, but has grown to become a highly respected zoo and their new orangutan exh...
Great Walking Zoo
We go quite regulalry to Phoenix zoo and have done so for the past 8 years. In that time we have seen it grow and blossom with many new features including a fab habitat for the Orangutans - one of whom has been at the zoo for half a century, a stingray exhibit and a spider monkey garden. The things that we love the best about the zoo are all the great (and relatively cheep) activities for the children - you could spend the whole day doing things other than seeing the animals. There are a number of toddler lots which have in ground fountains for the kids to play in for free, play grounds - one with a stream where the kids can play and build dams. A carousel, a train two tree houses a boating lake and so many ...
A great zoo full of adventure!!!
This zoo is great they have all kinds of animals that you and your family will love. My family's favorite activity at the zoo was riding a camel it was very cool. They also have a petting zoo with goats and not only can the kids pet them, but they can also brush them too. They also rent row boa...