There are many splash pads around the zoo, which is really great for the little ones on really hot days. The giraffe encounter is a lot better than most places, as the lines are a lot shorter, they are more patient and will even take pictures for you so the whole group can be in them. The have the kids feeding lettuce while the adults get a pellet. After, you can ask questions and they tell you all kinds of interesting information about the giraffes.
Posted: 6/12/2013 • Link to this review
This is a great place to get outside and enjoy what Phoenix has to offer! I take my kids and we set out to find the lions, tigers, and bears! They always have a great time, and I must admit I do too! Great for family outings!
Posted: 11/09/2010 • Link to this review
Always a fun experience ~ I have taken many visitors to our zoo and it's been a big hit every time. Plenty of activities, such as the petting zoo, to keep the little ones occupied. The Sting Ray Bay exhibit is a unique highlight (who would think we'd enjoy these critters here in the desert)? Zoo Lights is an awesome experience; they seem to outdo themselves every year. Best to avoid Zoo Lights on the weekends since it's become so popular (and crowded). Visits in the summer are tolerable if you go early (they open at 7AM). My favorite exhibit is the Spectacled Bears.
Posted: 10/15/2008 • Link to this review
I've been going to the Phoenix Zoo since I was a kid and I still love to go. The animals are everywhere. Just don't go when it's 120 degrees outside! Zoo lights is amazing during the winter and is a great place to bring out of town family during the holidays.
Posted: 6/19/2008 • Link to this review
This zoo shows a whole different side to f olks from another part of the country and it was good to get acquainted with the animals in their own habitat. We really enjoyed several hours here.
Posted: 6/07/2008 • Last edited: 6/11/2008 • Link to this review
I love this Zoo! I kept my membership even when I moved out of the state. There is always something new to see. It is great exercise. Even when it is crowded, you don't feel it. I love the 'hidden' rose garden. Orangutans rule!
Posted: 6/04/2008 • Link to this review
The Phoenix Zoo does a great job housing all the animals here. While I like walking, I find this to be an exhausting trip with kids, and we aren't very close to the animals. Often, we will miss seeing many of them becuase they are hiding.