Reid Park Zoo Admission Prices Increase by 75 cents Starting July 1, 2024

Reid Park Zoo admission prices are increasing slightly in response to inflation and the rising costs of supplies such as animal food, veterinary supplies, and grounds and maintenance resources.

In December, the Tucson City Council approved a four-year pricing schedule that begins with a 75 cent increase for adults and 50 cent increase for children in Reid Park Zoo admission prices starting July 1. 

Starting Monday, general admission pricing will be:

Adults (ages 15-61): $11.25

Seniors (ages 62 and up): $9.25

Children (ages 2-14): $7.00

Children under 2: Free


Admission prices at the Zoo have been steady for 8 years, thanks in large part to public support through the Future of Your Zoo tax initiative.

“Reid Park Zoo is committed to remaining an accessible resource for our community. We’re proud to have one of the lowest ticket prices among local attractions, and to offer a variety of discount and accessibility programs to help guests visit the Zoo for free or at a reduced price,” said Nancy Kluge, Reid Park Zoo’s President and CEO. 

Among the Zoo’s accessibility programs are free daytime admission passes through Pima County Public Library’s Culture Pass program. The Zoo will also be increasing its discount for EBT cardholders in conjunction with the ticket price increase, so guests who participate in the Arizona nutrition assistance program will not experience a price increase.

The Zoo offers free admission for K-12 school field trips, $3 Ticket Tuesdays in June and July, an annual “dollar day” in the Fall, and special discount days for military and other groups. Details about the Zoo’s accessibility programs can be found online at

“Last year, these programs helped more than 50,000 people visit the Zoo,” said Kluge.