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Free Time at Zoo

Are you 'hanging' in there this summer? (photo courtesy of my husband)

"For the first time in its history, the Phoenix Zoo is offering free daytime admission to kids 12 and under for an entire summer. Valley youngsters will be able to enjoy a summer full of wild water play at Yakulla Caverns and Leapin' Lagoon, great experiences at Monkey Village and the Forest of Uco, plus all of the other wild fun at the Zoo – for free.

Zoo guests can also enjoy earlier operating hours to take advantage of cooler morning temperatures. The Zoo is open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays."

The zoo is striving to keep us cool during summer months by opening a little earlier, turning on the misting systems throughout the Zoo, and they now have 2 great water play areas.

This special offer runs now through August 31st.

***Kids 12 and under are free this summer, however, 13 and up still have to pay the usual admission which is $16. Or you can go here to check out zoo membership costs. Basic memberships for one adult start at $55 and you can add children for $10. So, as an example, if you go with the year membership and the ones that are attending are one mom, a teenager and two children, that would make the cost of attending the zoo all summer long $65 ($55 for the mom and $10 for the 13-18 year old).

Also at the zoo this summer:

"Yakulla Caverns will also be open during Starry Safari, the Zoo's successful summer nighttime event that is expanding to include both Friday and Saturday nights this year. Starting June 5 through August 8, the Zoo will host Starry Safari every Friday and Saturday night from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Incorporating animal experiences like Money Village, the African Savanna and special animal encounters along with plenty of fun activities with water play, inflatables and other experiences, Starry Safari is an affordable night of cool fun for the whole family. Admission to Starry Safari is only $5 per person, $4 for Zoo members. Children 2 and under are free."

Thanks Sandy for letting me in on this summer special. All information is directly from the zoo website.

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