Reid Park Zoo
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  • Hours

    Sept-May, 9:00AM – 4:00PM June–Aug, 8:00AM – 3:00PM The Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

  • Cost

    $7.00 adults ages 15-61
    $5.00 seniors ages 62+
    $3.00 children ages 2-14;
    FREE for children under 2 years
    $1.00 per child for school groups with a reservation

  • Children Ages

    Newborn to Adult

Reid Park Zoo

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Travel from South America to the Asian rainforest, and then to the African savannah in one day! Explore beautiful habitats housing hundreds of exotic animals from around the world. Reid Park Zoo is a hidden gem, nestled in the center of Tucson, and is the perfect place to enjoy time outside while discovering the wonders of wildlife.

The Zoo, founded in 1965 with a collection of birds, prairie dogs, farm animals, and a few squirrel monkeys, has expanded to a 17-acre campus that houses hundreds of animals in naturalistic exhibits and annually hosts nearly 500,000 visitors. Reid Park Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

To be accredited, zoos must undergo a thorough investigation to ensure that they have met, and will continue to meet, ever-rising standards. These standards encompass animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education, and safety. AZA requires zoos and aquariums to successfully complete this rigorous accreditation process every five years.

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Small and manageable


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"We visited Tucson and stopped by the zoo. For small kids it works pretty well. It is small so you can comfortably do the loop in an hour and a half. The down side is that a small zoo means small space for the animals. They are building a new elephant enclosure so perhaps it will get better."