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Reid Park Zoo, Tucson

(4.4/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
Observe animals big and small from various corners of the world at Reid Park Zoo. At just under 10 hectares (24 acres), the zoo doesn't cover a lot of ground, but it makes up for this with the diverse animal life it presents. Tour the four zones here: the adaptation zone with its grizzly bear and giant tortoise, the South America zone with a resident jaguar, the Asian zone with its tiger, and the African animals zone with its lion and giraffe. The zoo caters to children by offering rides on its miniature train and a play zone with water-spraying structures. For a deeper educational experience, check the schedule for zookeeper chats and training demonstrations. By using our Tucson travel itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Reid Park Zoo and other attractions in Tucson.
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  • We took our 3 yr old to Reid for an afternoon and loved this zoo. Not too big but they have a terrific variety of animals to enjoy...not just for kids!  more »
  • It's a great zoo. If you have a young child the extra pass for unlimited carousel rides is worth it. It also comes with a pass for a train ride and a camel ride. The catch being an adult has to pay to...  more »
  • We loved our visit here. We loved the park that surrounds the zoo, the whole experience at the zoo was so fun. It was HOT though so that kind of sucked. Other than the heat we had a blast. This zoo is...  more »
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  • The Reid Park zoo is the best. It is a smaller zoo but they carry such a great variety of creatures. They are always trying to educate children by providing so many different programs to help them understand and learn. It's always seems very well kept and cleaned regularly. You can tell the animals are happy and taken care of.
  • One of the smallest Zoos I have been too but this is one of the features in my mind. Each exhibit meets the needs of display / privacy to give a sense your seeing something you should not. The kids love it and one of the best features is feeding the giraffes. When I was a kid they did not have that but since it is so small the trees near the edge of the enclosure were in reach so you could get real close to them. Now you can have one eat out of your hand for a small fee. I recommend that you buy the feeding ticket at the start so you don't have to worry about it later. Again this a great zoo and the kids had a great time.
  • This zoo is surprising for how small Tucson is. Born in Tucson, I have memories of going to the zoo for field trips and on weekend stay-cations, but i was shocked when I came back to Reid Park Zoo 10 years later. They have updated a lot of the enclosures and have a real passion for the animals they keep. All the staff members I have encountered are willing to help and have a reserve knowledge of the animals even calling them by their first names. They seem to always be looking to add new attractions to the zoo and with the recent release of Pokemon Go, they are embracing and welcoming the community in scores. Definitely worth the price of admission and not too overwhelming for the little ones.
  • I love this zoo! I am from New York and it is tough to beat the Bronx Zoo but this zoo does. It's small but well maintained and always fun to go to. I took my father there when he visited and he was amazed at the grounds, the exhibits and how many donations the new elephant exhibit relied on. The prices are totally worth it. They even had a stroller for my infant. They have a bunch of events for members and non-members and the staff are super friendly. I recommend this to any animal lover!
  • All the animals were active and not just hiding in the corners of their cage. Clean zoo it is small but worth the money my two and four year old ha a great time Beats the Phoenix zoo and the wildlife world zoo in Goodyear