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Reindeer-schmeindeer. Santa’s pets aren’t nearly as popular in the Valley this time of year as the scaley, slithering creatures at Phoenix Herpetological Society. The non-profit throws open its doors for holiday tours, which often sell out.
It’s easy to let Christmastime slip by without ever taking time to pause and enjoy purposeful activities with our closest friends and family. Here are several ways to make special memories this holiday season, whether you’re catering to kids, out of towners or a tight budget.
Immerse yourself in a wilderness aglow with 3.7 million lights, including more than 700 light sculptures of lions, tigers, spiders, monkeys and a host of other critters. This light show is one of the largest in the state and is an annual holiday destination for many. Adult beverages will be available for purchase Fridays and Saturdays.
There are some new faces at Phoenix Zoo.
When the ninth-annual Zoowalk for Autism Research kicks off next Saturday at the Phoenix Zoo, the participants will sport a T-shirt featuring the design of a Mesa resident who has worked to rise above the disorder.
The Arizona State University Art Museum will host an annual T-shirt design contest on Aug. 24 to support the Zoowalk for Autism Research.
Do the zoo by day, and roast alive. Venture to the park after dark, and you'll save money and get in on numerous special activities rolled out just for Prowl and Play.
Animals take center stage this summer at Tempe Center for the Arts’ “Animal Crackers” exhibit. Featuring works from national and local artists, the Gallery exhibit explores animal-related themes ranging from weighty to whimsical.
It’s safe to say I never realized just how cool Phoenix Zoo’s Winter in July is until I got a peek at the zoo’s kitchen for animals. That’s where dedicated “chefs” craft frozen treats for zoo creatures with care, a sense of humor, and some pretty grisly animal parts.
Gene and Carole Andres of Tempe are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this week alongside with friends and family Saturday, July 6.
Local favorites Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers are among the bands slated to play the Red, White & Rawhide Independence Day event Thursday, July 4, at Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse in Chandler.
Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa will offer a free asthma support event featuring animals from the Phoenix Zoo at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, in the center’s Forever Young Zone, 1400 S. Dobson Road.
Bring the kids to the Phoenix Zoo for an evening of music, games and prizes from Radio Disney and water play at the Leapin’ Lagoon and Yakulla Caverns. In the meantime, adults can enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine on the Neely Terrace. There will also be safari train rides, an astronomy open house, camel rides, and face painting.
Zaharis Elementary's Lemonade Club presented $414 to Academy Award winner, author and musician Jeff Bridges, international spokesperson for Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry, last week. Principal Mike Oliver shared this story:
Hoping to short-circuit future lawsuits, Attorney General Tom Horne wants to tell attorneys from cities around the state exactly what he thinks their communities can -- and cannot -- offer to domestic partners of their residents.
Phoenix Zoo has a new addition to its animal family: Andean mother bear Rio recently gave birth to a male cub.
The Phoenix Symphony gives a concert for kids, performing selections from “The Lion King,” “Carnival of the Animals,” and “Flight of the Bumble Bee,” among others. Arrive an hour early and participate in face painting, a zoo craft and the “instrument petting zoo.” Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite animal or bring their favorite stuffed animal.
Easter offers an ideal opportunity to enjoy family, faith and our beautiful spring weather, especially with the plethora of activities going on around town this weekend. Events ranging from a dino egg hunt to an Easter brunch “down on the farm” provide locations and price points to suit almost everyone.
A new addition to the animal family at Phoenix Zoo has been named.
If ever there was a time to spread a little love, it’s Valentine’s Day and, so, Phoenix Zoo will dote that day on some of its most unloveable residents — at least, as far as looks go.