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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 about our magnificent native wildlife. Guided tours allow you to get an up-close view of some of our permanent sanctuary animals as guides share their compelling stories.

Looking for an evening experience? Check out our Full Moon Tour or our special Twilight Tour
Looking for an experienced geared toward kids under 5? Check out Southwest Wildlife Family Day!

Black bears sanctuary Southwest Wildlife

Tahoe and Griz, two of our resident black bears

On the tour you may see:

  • Mountain lions
  • Mexican gray wolves
  • Bobcats
  • Coyotes
  • Coatimundi
  • Mule deer
  • Black bears
  • Foxes
  • Great horned owls
  • Red-tailed and Harris’s hawks

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 for a casual, open-house style event at your own pace! One Saturday per month from October to April, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM.

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) offers Walk with Wildlife guided group tours of our conservation center by reservation only, so you must purchase tickets online in advance. Get your preferred date and time while there's still room!

Tickets are $25 ages 13+, $15 for kids ages 3 to 12, and free for kids under 3.

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!

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.

Looking for a more intimate experience? Call the Education Department at (480) 471-3621 to inquire about scheduling a Private Tour of our sanctuary.

Want to gift a tour to your friends and loved ones? Click the button at the top of the page to purchase tour tickets to give as a gift!

The tour takes place completely outside. Dress for the weather, bring water and wear close-toed shoes. There are no food options offered onsite and picnicking is not available without an appointment. Guests (especially little ones) are welcome to have snacks and drinks during the tour. We recommend guests arrive 5-10 minutes early and allow 2 hours for your experience.

If you need additional information please contact us via our online form.

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.