The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo is extending hours through the month of March, Monday through Thursday.
Zoo hours will be 9 a.m.–7 p.m., with early access for members beginning at 8 a.m.
“The evenings in the Valley are so beautiful right now and we want our guests to be able to enjoy the zoo longer,” said Linda Hardwick, director of communications for the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo.
“Extended hours are something new for our animals,” she said. Due to animal feeding schedules and welfare issues, there may be some animals off exhibit throughout the evening.
Several of the zoo’s activities such as Stingray Bay, splash pads, 4-D Theatre, carousel and more will be open to the public as well (fees apply).
The Phoenix Zoo is the only zoo in the Valley accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is a non-profit zoological park, serving 1.4 million guests annually.
Home to more than 1,400 animals and many endangered and threatened species, the zoo provides experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world.
For information on upcoming events, exhibits and activities at the Phoenix Zoo, visit: www.phoenixzoo.org.