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Come Visit Us and Experience Our Wildlife Sanctuary

Welcome to Southwest Wildlife - Scottsdale, Arizona's primary wildlife sanctuary!

Here at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, we offer multiple tour options. From our everyday Walk With Wildlife Tours, to our Full Moon Experience, we have something for everyone. Whether you're an Arizona resident or visiting over the holidays, we offer year-round tours at many times throughout the day. These tours all offer a slightly different experience, all while learning about our amazing native Arizona wildlife. These guided tours offer you an up-close view of our permanent sanctuary residents along with a guided story of how they arrived at our center. 

Space is limited - plan ahead and book your tour today! If all dates are full, make sure to join our waitlist. If a cancellation occurs and a spot opens, you will be automatically notified and given the opportunity to sign up. 

These guided tours last up to two hours and are not ideal for children under the age of five. If you're looking for a family friendly Arizona activity with young children, we recommend checking out our Southwest Wildlife Family Day

Looking for an educational experience for school groups and kids clubs? School Programming may be a good fit! 

For groups of 10 or more, a private tour is required. This is a great option for large groups or those who prefer a more personal experience. Call the education department at (480) 471-3621 or email them at to inquire about booking a private tour of the sanctuary. 

Please be aware that Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) is not open to the public without an appointment or an event reservation. All tours, visits, and donation drop-offs must be scheduled in advance. In addition, we have a 24-hour cancellation policy.

We always recommend driving yourself to our tours as Uber, Lyft, and taxi services tend not to be reliable in far North Scottsdale. 

Questions about our tours? Check out our frequently asked questions page for more information. 

Learn more about our types of tours below:

To register for any of these tour, click the Book Now button on any of our experience pages linked above. Please note these programs are services provided by Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and therefore not considered tax deductible donations.

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center reserves the right to cancel programs at its discretion. Programs will run as scheduled, regardless of weather, unless participants are contacted directly by Southwest Wildlife staff. Southwest Wildlife Staff will give at least a 2-hour notice before the tour time if the tour is cancelled. Guests will be notified via email and text. For any questions about rain or weather, please contact us via the education phone number.

Cancellation or rescheduling must be requested at least 24 hours before the event. If given less than 24-hour notice, the registration fee will be kept as a donation to support the care of the animals at Southwest Wildlife. 

We look forward to seeing you!


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