Prowl & Play 2016

June 11| Hit the Beach!

August 6| Pirates and Princesses

5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Member Tickets

General Tickets

$6 – Members | $8 – General
Children 2 and under are free.

Prowl & Play | Saturday, June 11, 2016 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

It’s time to hit the beach, dudes and dudettes!
Put on your board shorts, grab your flip-flops and make waves to Prowl & Play.

Come out of your shell to enjoy musical entertainment, animal encounters, water slides and more adventures to keep your summer cool.

EntertainmentJUN -Moon mermaid

  • Storytelling and photo ops with the enchanting Moon Mermaid
  • Tame a great white on our mechanical shark ride
  • Shake those hips with hula lessons  and performances
  • Be mesmerized by an LED  hula hoop dance show
  • Character meet & greets at the Neely Center
  • Boogie down at Lakeside Lawn with DJ Rockin’ Rob

Sponsor Fun at Lakeside Tent

  • Visit the Port of Subs booth for coupons, giveaways and crafts for the kids
  • Just keep swimming with Disney/Pixar’s “Finding Dory.” Celebrate Dory’s unforgettable spirit and her can-do attitude. Speak like a whale to win prizes from the film! Plus, enter for a chance to win a family four-pack of VIP seats to the advance 3-D screening on June 14! “Finding Dory” swims into theaters June 17.

“Keep it Cool” Fun

  • Slip on down to our Lakeside Lawn waterslides
  • Get wet and wild at Yakulla Caverns and Leapin’ Lagoon
  • Don’t miss Splash Zone with sponge toss and squirt guns for the kids


  • Stroll our “Hit the Beach” Arcade for game play and prizes
  • Enjoy our “Animal Beach Party” and view some of our animals up close and personal
  • Check out the Phoenix Zoo Auxiliary selling Charity Charms and “Handprints in Glass” tiles
  • Visit our World Oceans Day booth and learn about ocean conservation through fun games and crafts
  • Grab a pail and shovel and build “sand animals” at our lakeside sandpits
  • Get creative at our beach-themed craft stations
  • Blow bubbles and hula hoop your heart out at our Bubble Stop

Hit our Tiki bar and chill with a cool beer or glass of wine*
* photo ID’s required

Creature Features
Enjoy informative talks and beach themed-treats for the animals

6 p.m. | Monkey Village

6:15 p.m. | Coati

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Giraffe Encounter

6:45 p.m. | Elephant

7:30 p.m. | Otter

Animal Experience Extended Hours

5:30 – 7 p.m. | Orang-Hutan: “People of the Forest”

5:30 – 7:15 p.m. | Safari Train

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Tiger

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Monkey Village

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Africa Trail and Savanna

The zebras and stingrays are getting renovated homes and are currently off exhibit during construction. Thank you for your understanding!


Giraffe Encounter | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
$4 Member, $5 General

Endangered Species Carousel
$2 Member, $3 General

Camel Rides
$5 Member, $6 General

Safari Train | Last train departs at 7:15 p.m.
$4 Member, $5 General

4-D Theater
$4 Member, $5 General

Photo Safari
Various Packages Available

Select eateries and Desert Marketplace gift shop are open all evening

Activities subject to change without notice. Not all areas of the Zoo and animals will be available for viewing during this event.

Prowl & Play Photo Gallery

Thank You to Our Sponsors