Raejean Roberts loves to spend time with her family celebrating life! She's always looking for a way to turn an everyday event into a party. You can read more of her adventures on her personal blog Easy as PIE.

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Phoenix Zoo

Spring Break is still trickling through Arizona and this is our prime time to head outside to enjoy those glorious Arizona attractions.  One great place to spend a day with the kiddos is the Phoenix Zoo!

Don’t all kids want to live at the zoo or be a veterinarian at some point? (Or was that just me?)  One of my children is especially focused on becoming a zookeeper when she grows up – not just any zookeeper; she wants to be a book-writing, orchestra-playing, store-owning zookeeper artist!  At least she will never be bored.  In the meantime, she’s cultivating her own stuffed animal zoo right here in our home.

While a trip to the zoo was the perfect day for her, the other kids enjoyed it too. Besides the various animals, the Phoenix Zoo offers other activities for those times when the kids need a change of pace.  There’s a train ride, petal boats, a carousel and several playground.  One of the playgrounds has a seasonal water feature that should open next month.

But let’s face it, it mostly about the animals.  Some of the first animals we saw were burrowing owls, which were even more interesting since our family book club read Hoot. I loved getting close to the Spider Monkeys in the Monkey Village.  Zookeepers allow you to enter the cage and be in the middle of the monkeys jumping, swinging and eating. Another one of my favorite exhibits is the Stingray Bay.  From October to April (for a small fee) guests may reach in the pool and pet the stingrays as they swim near the edge.  It’s a little freaky at first, but then it’s amazing.

We took a break from walking by sitting down and enjoying an animal show.  It was another cool way to see more animals up close and learn about them, although I was a little nervous being that close to a porcupine.

After such a great day, it’s easy to see why the Phoenix Zoo is one of the top zoos in the country.

Here’s some other great Arizona attractions!

Superstition Mountain Museum

Arizona Science Center

Superstition Farm

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  1. Vanessa 10/18/2015 at 5:23 am

    Ooh I like the new look of your website!! And its swinong! I love it!Those are some great photos of the different animals at the zoo you all went too! Some cute and some not so cute but still very interesting! ) I look forward to the day that our kids get to experience the zoo! Thanks for the post! Bless you all!

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