Reid Park Zoo – Tucson

Reid Park Zoo
In 1965 Reid Park Zoo opened its doors with farm animals; birds; squirrel monkeys; and prairie dogs. This collection has since grown to more than 500 animals. The zoo, which attracts more than 550,000 visitors every year, features habitats such as the Adaptation Zone, Asia, Africa, South America, and Expedition Tanzania. Once you’re through exploring the habitats, there are many other attractions around the zoo in which you can partake. Take your kids to the Kenya Get Wet Play Area; Giraffe Encounters; or the Zoo Train.

The zoo also offers programs for individuals and families such as Behind the Scenes Tours; Zookeeper in Training; Little Critters; Guided Tour in the Zoo; Flashlight Safari; Live Animal Encounters; and Evening Safari.


Reid Park Zoo Coupons

Zoo members can take advantage of Reid Park Zoo discounts. There are four memberships levels available. These include family, gold, single, and senior.

As a member of the military you’ll receive a 20% discount on annual zoo membership once you present your military ID. Some of the benefits you’ll receive as a zoo member include free admission to the zoo; discounts on gift shop purchases, zoo programs, camps, and classes; invitations to member only events; a subscription to the Zoo & You Magazine; and an opportunity to vote for candidates for positions on the board of directors at Reid Park Zoo.

There are some other coupons and discounts that come available to regular visitors. Be sure to check back here or with Reid Park Zoo site to see what is being offered.


Hotels Near the Reid Park Zoo:

There are number of hotels near Reid Park Zoo for under $100 per night. Some of these hotels include Randolph Park Hotel and Suites; Viscount Suite Hotel; and Red Roof Inn Tucson South. From time to time, you can find reasonably priced hotel rates at or

Zoo Hours

Reid Park Zoo Hours:

Reid Park Zoo opens everyday except on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. It’s opening hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the months of September to May and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the months of June to August.

Zoo Info

Reid Park Zoo Prices:

June to November

Adults (15-61): $8
Seniors (62+): $6
Kids (2-14): $4
Kids (0-1): Free
Reid Park Zoo Members: Free

December to May

Adults (15-61): $9
Seniors (62+): $7
Kids (2-14): $5
School Groups with reservation: $2 per person

Parking: Free

Groups: Non-school groups of 15 or more persons will receive a 10% discount off general admission rates. Such groups include after-school programs, summer camps, adult care facilities, and YMCAs.


Phone Number: 520-791-4022

Directions: For driving directions to the zoo use a map service like mapquest or google. Find the address and type it in from your current location. That is the easiest way to find your way to the zoo if you do not know how to get there. If you’re using public transportation, take bus #7 to Reid Park.


Reid Park Zoo Jobs:

Reid Park Zoo jobs feature volunteer positions such as docents and teen volunteer educators. Docents must be 18 years or older and complete an eight-week training course. Teen volunteer educators must be 13 to 17 years old and are required to partake in an intensive training course. More information on the docents and teen volunteer educators programs is available on the volunteer section of the zoo’s website.

Don’t know where to go after your adventurous day at the zoo? If you’re an art lover, visit the Chris Bubany Studio or David Dominguez Gallery. If you’re looking to take your adventure beyond the zoo, you can go horseback riding or rock climbing.

There is tons of great things to do in the area so head out and give it a try.