The Phoenix Zoo is bracing for an epic winter storm on Saturday, July 18. More than 40 tons of snow is forecast to fall in several animal exhibits and in areas for guests to enjoy! Watch as select animals enjoy tasty ice treats, such as fishsicles for the otters, bloodsicles for the tiger and 55 gallon drums full of flavored ice and frozen fruit for the elephants.

A must-see experience at Winter in July is Reba the Asian elephant’s fire hose shower, provided by the Phoenix Fire Department. She looks forward to it every year, so don’t miss out!

All event activities are included with Zoo admission.


  • Lakeside
    • 20 tons of snow for guests to enjoy
    • Separate toddler snow pile
    • Snowball target area
    • DJ
  • Lakeside Tent
    • Community Sponsors
    • Phoenix Fire Department
    • Winter-themed games
    • Behavioral Enrichment crafts
    • And more!
  • Upper Lakeside
    • Goat agility course
  • Stone House Pavilion
    • Magic Shows at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • Zoo-wide
    • 40 tons of snow and icy treats inside select animal exhibits
    • Educational talks with trail guide staff
    • Elephant shower with the Phoenix Fire Department, time TBD
  • Arizona Trail
    • Winter photo opportunity at the trail entrance near Stingray Bay

Educational signage throughout the Zoo about how animals adapt to warm environments.

Winter in July 2014 Photos 

Winter in July 2013 Video

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