Tucson Zoo
Reid Park Zoo Temporarily Closed
As a public health precaution to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19, Reid Park Zoo is closed to the public. Read more here.

Open Daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Adopt an Animal

Become a “Parent” to your favorite Zoo animal. It’s easy, fun and most importantly, your adoption fee supports the Zoo. Anyone can become a Reid Park Zoo Parent—individuals, families, school groups or classes, service organizations, businesses, or groups of employees.

These adoptions make great gifts too…unique, different, meaningful and fun. Pick the occasion and pick the animal. Your gift will be much appreciated!

Adoptions are typically mailed out in 2-4 business days to the “Gift Recipient Address.” Want to give your gift at a later date or in person? Put in your address in the “Gift Recipient Address” section and we will send the adoption to you!


Zoo Parents

Visit “Meet the Animals” to view the Zoo animals and their parents.


Parent Partner: $30 a year

  • Certificate of adoption
  • Information sheet about your animal
  • Your name on our website ReidParkZoo.org*

Keeper’s Korner: $60 a year

  • All of the above PLUS….
  • Mini-plush animal**
  • 2 Admit One passes to come visit your animal on exhibit (does not include behind-the-scenes activities)

Wildlife Associate: $150 a year

  • All of the above PLUS
  • Family Membership Gift Certificate to Reid Park Zoo
  • 2 Giraffe Feeding tickets

Conservation Advocate: $300 a year

  • All of the above PLUS
  • An exclusive experience about your adoptive animal for 10 people. Reservation required.

*Education Animal Ambassador parent names will not be listed on the website. Please contact us with questions.

**You will receive a voucher for the plush animal to be picked up at the Zoo Gift Shop. This voucher is ONLY good for Conservation Critters, beanie baby size, valued at $10.99, or Eco Pals valued at $11.99. 

To have your plush animal mailed to you, please call the office at (520) 881-4753. Please note that there will be a $5 shipping fee per plush animal.