Purchase Tickets

Individual night tickets (adult and child):
$6 members, $8 general
Children Ages 2 and under are free

The Phoenix Zoo’s summer evening event, Prowl & Play, lets you experience the Zoo in a whole new light … or dark! This event offers unique and exciting activities, allowing you to explore, see and hear the Zoo differently than during a daytime visit. Let the kids cool off at Leapin’ Lagoon or Yakulla Caverns and slip and slide down the ever popular inflatable water slide! Throughout the evening you’ll also enjoy animal encounters, activities, music and more. Adults (21 years old and older) may also enjoy a cold beer or a glass of wine. Prowl & Play is fun for the entire family!

Activities may vary depending on date.

Animal Viewing:

Please note – Only designated areas of the Zoo are open during Prowl & Play. Animal viewing is limited.

  • Bornean Orangutans – Viewable until 7 p.m.
  • Monkey Village – Open until 7:30 p.m.; squirrel monkeys will be viewable from outside the exhibit after 7:30 p.m.
  • Africa Trail – Viewable until 7:30 p.m.
  • African Savanna – Large animals viewable until 7:30 p.m.
  • Komodo Dragons – Juvenile dragons may be visible in day room
  • Grevy’s Zebra
  • Greater Flamingos

Animal Encounters:

  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Giraffe Encounter (additional fee required)
  • 6:45 p.m. – Tiger Behavior Enrichment
  • 7 p.m. – Elephant Carrot Toss, lower elephant viewing area

Note: Stingray Bay will be closed during the summer for scheduled maintenance, and will not be open during Prowl & Play. The bay will open again in the Fall once work has been completed.

Water Play Areas: (available all evening)

  • Leapin’ Lagoon Splash Pad - Perfect for babies and toddlers. Shaded benches and a changing area are available.
  • Yakulla Cavern - Great for children 5 and over. Shaded benches and a changing area are available.
  • Waters slides (Lakeside)
  • Squirt Gun Fun (Lakeside)

Note: Please make sure your child is dry and sand free if they would like to enjoy a ride on our Endangered Species Carousel.

Lakeside Activities:

  • Join the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in a hands-on activity.
  • Music with DJ Mars
  • Foam Fanatics AZ – Play hide and seek in this high volume, non-toxic foam.

C.W. & Modene Neely Education and Event Center Activities:

  • LEGO-based fun presented by Bonanza Educational
    • Free Build Activity – Build your very own animal creation and create your own mini safari scene!
    • Community Build Activity – Assist a Master Creator in a community model build project to create a giant LEGO animal!
  • Beer and Wine Bar – Enjoy a cold beer or a glass of wine while the kids enjoy other activities nearby. Person must be 21 years old or over and ID is required.
  • Animal Encounters – From 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. enjoy an up-close encounter with a variety of animals and chat with the keepers that care for them.

Fee-based Activities:

Giraffe Encounter
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
$4 members, $5 general

Endangered Species Carousel
$2 members, $3 general
Note: Please make sure your child is dry and sand free if they would like to enjoy a ride on our Endangered Species Carousel.

Camel Rides
$4 members, $5 general
$5 per photo

Safari Train
$3 members, $4 general
Last train leaves the station at 7:30 p.m.