The Valley’s WILDEST family adventure!
Benefiting the animals at the Phoenix Zoo

Party Safari

Get ready to enjoy exclusive animal encounters, family-friendly food and beverage sampling, live music and entertainment,  green activities and much more, all while supporting the animals at the non-profit Phoenix Zoo!

*Animal viewing will be limited.

Space is limited.  Purchase your tickets today!

Purchase Tickets

  • Tickets
  • Food & Beverage
  • Activity Destinations
  • Safari Packages
  • Sponsorship
  • Volunteer
  • Photo Gallery


VIP Admission
VIP Adult – $70
VIP Child (ages 3 – 13) – $40
Ages 2 and under – Free

General Admission
General Adult – $30
General Child (Ages 3 – 13) – $20
Ages 2 and under – Free

Party Safari tickets

VIP ticket holders receive:

  • All General admission access and activities
  • Admittance into the 4D theater showing Rio*
  • Access to VIP Den including:
    • Exclusive animal encounters*
    • Meet & Greet with your child’s favorite princesses and super heroes*
    • Dessert bar
    • Two (2) beverage tickets per adult (beer and wine)
  • Everything included with General Admission

*Timed activities

General Admission ticket holders receive:

  • Animal encounters
  • Family-friendly food/beverage sampling
  • Live entertainment
  • Hands-on activities

Food & Beverage

Party Safari guests will be able to enjoy kid-friendly fare and tasty beverages throughout the event!

Party Safari Food

  • Food and non-alcoholic beverage samples will be provided from several local food and beverage purveyors.
  • Full meals will also be available for sale.
  • Complimentary soda and water will be available throughout the event.
  • A cash bar will be available for beer and wine. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to purchase/consume alcoholic beverages. VIP ticket-holders receive two complimentary beverages (beer or wine).

Become a Culinary or Beverage Sponsor today!

The Phoenix Zoo is looking for additional restaurants and beverage purveyors to support the event.  Please contact Amy Sutherland, Special Events Manager at for additional information.

Party Safari food & beverage sponsor

Activity Destinations

Fun activities, animal encounters, games, learning opportunities and more will be found at multiple destinations located throughout the event!

Party Safari Activities

Bloomin’ Zoo
Did you know that plants, herbs and flowers are important to caring for the animals at the Zoo? Meet with members of the Zoo’s Horticulture team and have an exciting hands-on experience learning about bugs and “browse.”

Jumpin’ Jungle
Have a jumpin’ good time with animal and jungle-themed bounce houses.

Keepin’ It Green
Go green and learn how conservation can be fun through composting, recycling and species preservation.

Kids Dance Party
Dance the night away to kid-friendly music, while enjoying musical fun and games.

Movin’ and Groovin’ with Live Animals!
Learn about how some of nature’s most unusual creatures are movin’ and groovin’. With up-close and interactive animal experiences, guests will see how some animals move, adapt to their environments and even play!

Night Camp
A wolf’s howl, a lion’s roar and the pitter patter of little feet are all noises you will hear when you are at the Zoo at night.  Our Night Camp team will host interactive activities that will make you show you what really goes “bump” in the night at the Zoo.

PARTY Like An Animal!
Join us for an old fashioned good time with a super sweet cupcake walk.

Wild and Crafty Adventures
Get those creative juices flowing with fun crafts that provide an important educational message.

WILD Science!
Enjoy an interactive science experience and learn about the techniques and tools used by scientists at the Zoo and in the wild.

Wild Smiles
Remember this special evening forever with a complimentary commemorative photo.

Additional Activities:

  • Character Meet and Greets with princesses, super heroes and more!
  • Animal Meet and Greets with our Zoo ambassadors
  • Animal Mascots
  • Games
  • Magic Show (show times to come)
  • Those Animals Safari Ride – enjoy a ride on these unique (and soft!) motorized animal scooters
  • And more!

Party Safari 2015 activities

Safari Packages

Serengeti Safari Host $1,000 | Kruger Safari Host $500

Become an individual Safari Host by calling Shannon Kinsman at 602.914.4346.

Serengeti Safari Hosts receive:

  • Ten (10) VIP tickets to include all VIP ticket access and activities
  • Early admittance to attend an up close meet and greet with one of our Zoo exhibit animals*
  • Reserved seating for up to ten (10) in the VIP Den
  • Ten (10) Raffle tickets
  • Animal plush toy for each child
  • Recognition on Party Safari web page, email blasts and program*
  • Recognition in the Zoo’s Wild Times magazine post Party Safari*

Kruger Safari Hosts receive:

  • Four (4) VIP tickets to include all VIP ticket access and activities
  • Early admittance to attend an up close meet and greet with one of our Zoo exhibit animals*
  • Four (4) Raffle tickets
  • Animal plush toy for each child
  • Recognition in the Zoo’s Wild Times magazine post Party Safari


There are more ways to be a part of Party Safari and support the Phoenix Zoo.  For information on how you can become a sponsor of Party Safari, please contact Amanda Crossland at or 602.286.3851.

Party Safari sponsorship


Show your support for the Phoenix Zoo and help sustain our world class conservation initiatives, contribute to the well-being and care of our animals and provide excellence in educational programs for generations to come. The Zoo is in need of at least 150 volunteers to make this event a success.

Please check back again soon for the volunteer sign- up link. All positions are first-come, first-served and volunteers must be at least 18 years old to participate.

Party Safari volunteers

Photos from previous Party Safari events

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