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Whether you’re an Arizona resident or visiting from out of town, a Walk With Wildlife tour of our sanctuary is a unique opportunity to learn all about our magnificent native wildlife. Our two-hour guided tours allow you to get an up-close view of some of our permanent sanctuary animals as guides share their compelling stories. 

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center offers Walk with Wildlife guided group tours of our conservation center by reservation only, so you must purchase tickets online in advance. 

We recommend any parties of 10 or more book a private tour. Please call the education number to do so!

To register for a Walk with Wildlife tour, click the Book Now  button at the top of this page. We'd love to show you around! 

Tickets are $35 per person above age 13, $25 for kids 3-12, and $10 for kids under 3. 

The tour takes place completely outside. Although there is shade and places to sit, expect to be on your feet for the majority of the tour. Dress for the weather, bring water and wear close-toed shoes. We recommend guests arrive 5-10 minutes early and allow 2 hours for your experience. After you book your tour, we will send you a confirmation email along with our virtual liability waiver. Please save a tree and complete the waiver form prior to your arrival! 

Interested in bringing a gift or donation for the animals when you come for your tour? We accept both monetary donations as well as physical ones. Check out our Amazon Wishlist and Donation Wishlist! If the donation is perishable, please contact us prior to your tour at (480) 471-3621 so we can schedule someone to receive it.  

Mountain Lions at Southwest Wildlife in Scottsdale, AZ

Here are some of the animals you may see on your tour: 

  • Black Bears
  • Bobcats
  • Coatimundi
  • Coyotes
  • Coues Deer
  • Grey Fox
  • Javelina
  • Kit Fox
  • Mexican Grey Wolves
  • Mountain Lions
  • Mule Deer
  • Red Fox
  • Ringtail


Please note, this guided tour lasts up to 2 hours, and is not ideal for children under the age of 5. If you're looking for something geared toward little ones, check out our Southwest Wildlife Family Day

Looking for an evening experience? Check out our Full Moon Tour or our special Twilight Tour!  

If able, we always recommend you drive yourself and your guests to the tour. Uber, Lyft, and taxi services are not reliable in far North Scottsdale, especially for return trips.  

Looking for a private tour experience? 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. 

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.

Have any additional questions? Check out our FAQ page, contact the education department at (480) 471-3621, or email them at 

SWCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We receive no state or federal funding. Tour fees go to help feed and care for the animals at our center. 


Help save our wildlife, one life at a time.