Celebrate children, animals and culture at Día del Niño! Join the Phoenix Zoo on Sunday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and enjoy music, folkloric dancers, games, piñata bashing by some of our animals and other fun activities.

Activities included with Zoo admission.

Activities:

Free Carousel rides all day, compliments of the Valley Toyota Dealers!

ASU at the Zoo!

  • ASUBe sure to stop by Lemur Lane for fun games, crafts and other activities with the ASU Special Events class!
  • Puzzle Mosaics: Decorate your own puzzle piece and help color in eight large animal puzzles!
  • Animal Imitation Theater: Put on an “animal costume” and act out parts in a short story read in both English and Spanish.
  • Come on a Safari: Hop into your own little jeep and make your way along the Safari Path as your tour guide shares information about the animals hidden in the bushes!
  • Photo Opportunities: Watch for the mobile picture frames and snap family photos! There will also be a photo op booth with a WILD backdrop!
  • Scavenger Hunt: Make your first stop just inside the Zoo’s entrance and pick up your Zoo passport. Solve riddles and visit the animals before returning to the booth to get a prize!
  • Learning Chain: Once you have finished your Zoo visit, stop by the Learn, Discover and Share booth near the exit to write down your reflections on a banner!
  • Be an Animal for the Day: Create your very own animal mask with feathers and colors!
  • Find the Bear Hearts: Search for the bear heart … answer a trivia question … receive a neat prize!
  • Social Media: Watch for the mobile Instagram frame and send your photos to the special ASU at the Zoo Dίa del Niño social media pages!

Maraca craftArts & Crafts

  • Join us in the C.W. & Modene Neely Event Center to create your own festive maraca!

Creature Features:

10:00 a.m. – Jaguar
10:15 a.m. – AZ Aviary: Birds
10:30 a.m. – AZ Aviary: Prairie dog
11:30 a.m. – Warthog
11:45 a.m. – Coati
12:30 p.m. – Squirrel monkey
12:45 p.m. – Caracal
1 p.m. – Magpie jay
1:30 p.m. – Chilean flamingo
2 p.m. – Emerald tree boa
2:15 p.m. – Komodo dragon
2:30 p.m. – Elephant

Piñatas for the Children (Lakeside Tent)

10 a.m. – Ages 5 and under
11:30 a.m. – Ages 6 and up
1 p.m. – Ages 5 and under
2:30 p.m. – Ages 6 and up

Entertainment Schedule:

C.W. & Modene Neely Event Center:

10 – 10:45 a.m. – Ballet Folklorico Esperanza
11 – 11:45 a.m. – Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli
12 – 12:45 p.m. – Ballet Folklorico Espiritu
1 – 1:45 p.m. – Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli
2 – 2:45 p.m. – Ballet Folklorico Nueva Ilusion
3 – 3:45 p.m. – Tradiciones Dance Company

Plaza:

9 – 9:45 a.m. – Mariachi Orgullo De Mexico
10 – 10:30 a.m. – Animals of the Southwest Show
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. – Mariachi Espiritu
12 – 12:30 p.m. – Animals of the Southwest Show
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. – Fiesta Mexicana Dance Company
2 – 4 p.m. – Mariachi Pasion

Ticket Booths/Bridge:

9 – 11 a.m. – Mariachi Espiritu

Día del Niño 2014 Photos

Thank you to our Sponsors

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