The Phoenix Zoo’s summer evening event, Prowl & Play, is back! With six different evenings to choose from throughout the summer there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy unique activities and animal encounters as you explore, see and hear the Zoo differently than during a daytime visit. Kids can beat the summer heat by cooling off at Leapin’ Lagoon or Yakulla Caverns water play areas, with squirt gun fun, or on the ever popular inflatable water slides!

While only designated areas of the Zoo are open during Prowl & Play there are still lots of animal viewing opportunities available until dark. See the Bornean orangutans, visit Monkey Village and the squirrel monkeys and spot the animals along the Africa Trail. You can also watch the tigers receive enrichment and help toss carrots to an elephant.

Enjoy fun activities throughout the evening lakeside and at the C.W. & Modene Neely Education and Event Center including music, dancing, games and up-close animal encounters. Adults (21 years old and older, ID required) may also enjoy a cold beer or a glass of wine on the terrace.Prowl & Play is fun for the entire family!

Activities may vary depending on the date. Visit our Prowl & Play event page and pick your date to see full event details and purchase your tickets online ahead of time. Want to attend multiple nights? Be sure to check out the Prowl & Play Pass and save! The Prowl & Play pass is valid for any three nights of Prowl & Play.

Prowl & Play is from 6 – 9:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Friday, June 13
Saturday, June 14
Friday, July 11
Saturday, July 12
Friday, August 8
Saturday, August 9