Temperatures are heating up, but the Phoenix Zoo is transforming into a winter wonderland on Saturday, July 16! Chill out in more than 30 tons of snow, splash around at the wet and wild play areas, and watch our loveable animals enjoy icy treats. Don’t miss our Asian elephant, Reba, cool off with a shower from the Phoenix Fire Department!

All event activities are included with Zoo admission.



  • 30 tons of snow for guests
  • Chilly Activities:
    • Snow targets
    • Snow slide
    • Toddler snow pile (ages 5 and under)
  • Live music and games with DJ Rockin’ Rob
  • Stay cool at our Leapin’ Lagoon and Yakulla Caverns water play areas
  • Meet firefighters from the Phoenix Fire Department
    • Learn about water safety
    • Tour the fire truck
  • Participate in a craft activity led by the authors of Zoology for Kids
  • Community Sponsors
    • Coming Soon


  • Snow for select animals throughout the Zoo
  • “Chilly Creature Features”
    • Schedule coming soon
    • Elephant Shower – 11 a.m. (Tropics Trail)

Winter in July 2014 Photos 

Winter in July 2013 Video

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