PHOENIX ZOO INFORMATION
Voted one of the nation's top
Located at 455 North Galvin Parkway,
Phoenix, Arizona, there is 125 acres of land including exhibit,
non-exhibit and operations areas.
is approximately 2.5 miles of walking trails. The Zoo has been
divided into four different trails; usually the Africa and Tropics
Trails take about an hour each and the Arizona and Children's Trails
take about a half hour each. They recommend approximately 2 and a
half to 3 hours to see the Zoo, depending on the size and ages of
the group, and how fast you walk. Zoo hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
For more information visit [www.phoenixzoo.org].
They have approximately 1,200 animals
on exhibit at the Zoo, including the collections of mammals, fish,
invertebrates, birds, and reptiles.
DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN INFORMATION
Nestled amid the red buttes of Papago
Park, the Desert Botanical Garden hosts one of the world's finest
collections of desert plants. One of only 44 botanical gardens
accredited by the American Association of Museums, this
one-of-a-kind museum showcases 50 acres of beautiful outdoor
exhibits. Home to 139 rare, threatened, and endangered plant species
from around the world, the Garden offers interesting and inspiring
experiences to more than 250,000 visitors each year.
Desert Discovery Trail
Take the Garden's main trail, a brick
path, and learn the unique characteristics of desert plants from
around the world. Featuring the Garden's oldest plantings, this
1/3 mile trail features a rich variety of displays and exhibits,
and leads to all trailheads and facilities.
Plants & People of the Sonoran Desert Trail
- As desert dwellers, we interact with
our surroundings, and this trail
explores the many uses of desert plants for food, construction,
tools, basket-making, and more. Twist agave fibers into twine
and pound mesquite beans to make flour on this 1/3 mile trail.
Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower
- On this trail, you'll see how
wildflowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies (and people,
too). Discover the beauty, color, and diversity of wildflowers
in North America deserts, and how they play a role in the
Sonoran Desert Nature Trail
- Change your point of view on this 1/4
mile trail, which features dramatic vistas of distant mountains
and close-up looks at the surrounding desert. A variety of
fascinating exhibits focus on both the plants and animals of the
Center for Desert Living Trail
- Desert House
- How do you lie in harmony with the
desert? This 1/4 mile trail provides helpful tips about desert
landscaping, gardening, and conservation. Highlights include the
vegetable and herb demonstration garden, Desert House, and
Desert House exhibits.
Desert House research and demonstration project was designed to
provide reliable information on how to live comfortably and
economically in hot arid regions with modern amenities without
wasting natural resources. Data from the Desert House can help
homeowners determine the best ways to build and landscape a home
using readily available, cost effective materials and products.
DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN EXHIBITS
- Mariposa Monarca
September 30 - November 5, 2006
- Paul Stankard: A Floating World
40 Years of an American Master in Glass
October 1 - November 19, 2006
Botanical Garden hours are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. For more
information visit [www.desertbotanical.org].
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Adults (Ages 13 and above) $12.00
Children (Ages 3 - 12) $4.50
Botanical Garden (Includes Monarch Butterfly Exhibit)
Adults (Ages 13 and above) $9.00
Children (Ages 3 - 12) $4.50
transportation is provided from the hotel at 2:00 pm, returning at
5:30 pm. The last day to order tickets was September 18,
For more information,
contact HOP by e-mail at [firstname.lastname@example.org]
or call Pat Steven at 703-256-3506.
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