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Senior Celebration 2024

Friday, March 8, 2024
9:00 am — 6:00 pm

Guests ages 62 and greater will receive $5 admission at the gate during our annual Senior Celebration!

Spend a relaxing day outdoors at the Zoo.  Enjoy free sampling of bird-friendly coffee from Wood Warblers coffee (while supplies last), then pick up a bag for home in the Zoo Gift Shop. Learn how to protect habitats for wild birds, and spend some time with the Zoo’s avian residents in the two aviaries. Meet ambassador animals up-close, and don’t forget to join in on zoo keeper habitat chats and animal enrichment demonstrations throughout the day to see how the Zoo cares for animals of all ages. Meet Gwen, the new two-toed sloth and Moyo, the adorable new giraffe calf, whom you may see out on habitat with mom Penny.

Interested in desert-friendly gardening and plants? Nicci Radhe of Horny Toad Horticulture will be sharing her knowledge of gardening and giving out succulents, cuttings and seeds. Horny Toad Horticulture grows 100% organically and promotes gardening without use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, focusing on building soil and vermiculture composting. Tucson Organic Gardeners will also be providing information.

At noon, join us in the Event Garden for a concert by Arizona Opera who will be performing songs from popular operas — including some with animal themes.

Schedule of Activities:

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. – $5 admission for guests ages 62 and greater (at gate only; proof of ID required)

Zoo Keeper Habitat Chats:

9:30 a.m. at Lar gibbon habitat

10:30 a.m.  at the rhino habitat

10:30 a.m. at macaque habitat

11 a.m. at the elephant habitat

Noon at the Andean bear habitat

2 p.m. at the Lar gibbon habitat

9 a.m. – Noon:

Free sampling of bird friendly coffee from Wood Warblers Coffee in the Welcome Plaza

Gardening Clinic with Nicci Radhe of Horny Toad Horticulture and Tucson Organic Gardeners – Pollinator Garden

Meet Animal Ambassador Animals


Lunchtime concert by Arizona Opera Outdoors – Event Garden