AZAALAS Summer Fun Event at Bearizona

We're excited to announce the 2018 AZAALAS Summer Fun Event June 24th at  Bearizona Wildlife Park - print and post the flyer 

Register by 5pm on June 18th to be included - Sign me and my family/guests up to attend

Bearizona is approximately 160 acres. Visitors drive through more than three miles of Ponderosa Pine Forest viewing North American animals in natural habitats when they visit. More animals are exhibited in Fort Bearizona, a beautiful 20 acre walk-thru area, along winding paths which is more of a "zoo" type setting.  Visitors are allowed to enjoy the park at their own pace and should allow approximately three hours for the entire Bearizona adventure. Many of our guests stay even longer.

Conveniently located in the heart of Northern Arizona, and nestled amongst the beautiful Kaibab National Forest, Williams is considered the gateway to the Grand Canyon. Williams’ central location allows visitors to stay and experience Northern Arizona’s beautiful sights and activities. Bearizona is one hour south of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, 30 minutes west of Flagstaff, and three hours southeast of Las Vegas, NV.

AZAALAS will have a special Jaguar presentation and our own Wild Ride Bus Tour (1pm) included in our group rate

Dont Miss the Keeper ChatsSee an animal up-close and talk to an animal keeper about how that species lives in the wild, what it eats, how it fits in the ecosystem, and more.

Although in most cases only the keeper touches the animals, this is an opportunity to see individual animals up close. Visitors can also watch as keepers provide enrichment and work one on one with Bearizona animals in training sessions at set times throughout the day.

Current Keeper Chat & Shows Schedule:

  • 9:40 a.m. -   Bear Aware: Learn a little more about black bears and how to safely live and recreate in bear country.
  • 10:00 a.m. - Ambassador Animal Show: Watch keepers as they train our program animals.
  • 10:40 a.m. - Bobcat Chat: Learn about bobcats and how our keepers care for them at Bearizona.
  • 11:40 a.m. - Otter Feeding: Help keepers feed our otters.
  • 1:40 p.m. -  Program Animal Meet-n-Greet: Get up-close and learn more about one of our many program animals.
  • 2:00 p.m. -  Ambassador Animal Show: Watch keepers as they train our program animals.
  • 2:30 p.m. -  Training/Enrichment Session: Watch keepers as they provide enrichment and work on training one of the animals in Fort Bearizona.

Bird of Prey Shows: Come face to face with hawks, owls, falcons and other raptors.  Programs include "on the fist", training demonstrations and dramatic "free flight" shows, all with a narrative on natural history, conservation and interesting facts while entertaining audiences of all ages. Times: 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Bearizona is sensitive to the needs of the animals involved, so we cannot guarantee a particular animal will be presented on a given day at a set time. If the animal being presented gives signs of stress, the presentation may be ended.

Most vehicles can drive through Bearizona’s well-maintained gravel roads. Each vehicle must be completely enclosed and have operational windows. Guests arriving by motorcycle or bicycle can take the Wild Ride Bus Tour that departs from Fort Bearizona multiple times throughout the day.

Visitors will be asked to remove any items that may protrude from their vehicle including bicycles, motorized scooters, luggage, coolers, wheel covers, etc. Bearizona provides a spot at the entrance for you to leave these items during your visit, or will have you park your vehicle and hop on the Wild Ride Bus Tour.

Directions to Bearizona: Bearizona is located at the intersection of I-40 and US Hwy 64 (Historic Route 66) in Williams, AZ. - 58 miles south of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon – 25 miles West of Flagstaff, AZ.

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Register by 5pm on June 18th to be included - AZAALAS member entrance fee and boxed lunch are FREE - Let us know you are attending

        Guests (AZAALAS group rate)

Adults = $15.50 per person

Kids (4-12) = $5.50 per person - If you bring guests you will need to prepay for them. Sign me and my family/guests up to attend! - you will be invoiced through Paypal (there is a 2.9% + .40 fee for credit cards)

Box lunch (add $10 regardless of age) - Box lunch includes: Sandwich (turkey or ham), piece of fruit, bag of Lays Potato Chips, bag of Chocolate Chip Cookies, and a bottled water.  Vegetarian option substitutes a salad in place of sandwich.

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Join us for the conclusion of the  Homes for Animal Heroes Virtual 5K - we will be gathering to celebrate and distribute swag to participants and contributors.  Join the team by June 12 to be included!

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Bearizona is Handicapped Accessible - Bearizona is fully accessible for those with mobility challenges. Wheelchairs are available upon request in Fort Bearizona. Note: The Wild Ride Bus is not handicapped accessible.

Outside Food/Drink Restrictions - Bearizona allows guests to bring in a picnic lunch in our designated picnic areas or any grassy area. We ask that you leave the umbrella tables for those purchasing food or beverages from the Bearizona Grille. No alcohol may be brought onto the premises. The only time food and drinks are not permitted are during Bearizona events including but not limited to the Bearizona After Dark and Wild Wonderland.

Park Rules

  • Enter at your own risk - AZAALAS and Bearizona are NOT responsible for any damages
  • Windows up, doors closed and stay in your vehicle.
  • Speed limit is 15mph.
  • Feeding or touching of the animals is strictly prohibited.
  • Do not stop when animals are near.
  • Stay to the right side of the road so others can pass.
  • No smoking on the premise.
  • Drive through as many times as you would like before leaving the park.
  • The drive-thru portion of the park will close at the same time as the posted last admittance.
  • Call if you experience trouble or to report a problem 928-635-2289.
  • No animals are permitted in the walk-thru portion of the park. This includes all pets AND service animals.
  • This facility is under constant video surveillance.

Pet Guidelines

  • Visitors can travel through the park with domestic pets enclosed in their vehicle with the windows up.
  • In Fort Bearizona walk-thru area, leashed domestic pets and service animals can be walked in the parking lot and up to the fort wall, but may not continue towards the animal exhibits.
  • Pet owners are expected to clean up after their animal and are completely liable for their behavior.

We reserve the right to refuse service to those that do not follow park rules or pet guidelines.

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If you're making a trip of it why not check out local accomodations in the area: 

There is plenty to see and do in the cooler climes of northern arizona