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At Southwest Wildlife, we put animals first. Due to a sensitive animal on the Small Animal side of the sanctuary, tours will be shortened by 15-20 minutes starting April 20, 2022 to give that animal the peace and quiet she needs. Please don't hesitate to reach out to with any concerns. Thank you for understanding.

Join us at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) for a unique guided tour of our conservation center by the light of a full moon.   

Each month a Full Moon Tour offers guests the chance to see what our native wildlife is up to in the mysterious hours of night. If you're lucky, you might even hear a serenade from the Mexican gray wolves or the tiny howl of the grasshopper mouse. You may see the courting dance of a tarantula or the climbing acrobatics of coati.

Light refreshments will be served.

Mexican gray wolf howl

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) offers Full Moon guided group tours of our conservation center by reservation only, so you must purchase tickets online in advance. These exclusive tours are only offered once a month, so be sure to book your spots before they're gone!

Tickets are $30/person, and free for kids under 3.

To register for a Full Moon tour, click the "Book Now" button at the top of this page. 

The tour takes place completely outside. Dress for the weather, bring water and wear close-toed shoes. The tour route is lit. This evening event features light snacks. We recommend guests arrive 5-10 minutes early and allow 2 hours for your experience.

Please note that we are located in far North Scottsdale. If you have access to a vehicle, we highly encourage you to drive yourself. If you must get a ride, note that rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft do not pick up in our zip code. If you need a ride home after your tour, you MUST book a taxi in advance from the only service in our zip code: Scottsdale Taxi (480) 994-4567.

If you need additional information please contact our Education Department at (480) 471-3621 or email

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.