Navajo Zoo & Botanical Park

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The Navajo Zoo & Botanical Park is open. Masks are required. Please adhere to the mask mandate for both residents and visitors to the Navajo Nation. We are limited to a 50% capacity at this time.


Established as a zoo on July 4th, 1977 – The Navajo Nation Zoo and Botanical Park is “a Sanctuary for Nature and the Spirit.” The zoo offers the visitor a quiet place to reflect, and a unique opportunity to connect with over 50 animal species native to the Navajo Nation. Here, you can learn about the biology, as well as the traditional importance of animals to the Navajo People. One of the zoos’ goals is to help the Navajo People maintain their link to the natural world – through the native plants and animals. The Navajo Nation Zoo is the only Native American owned-and-operated zoo in the U.S and located in the capital city of the Navajo Nation, Window Rock, Arizona within a Tribally-designated park.

The Navajo Zoo has free admission for everyone, although donations are encouraged, and truly do help to meet our daily needs. The Navajo Zoo is not only a sanctuary for people, but also for the animals. Nearly all of the animals come here because they were injured or orphaned in the wild. These issues prevent them from being able to exist in nature as free-living animals; therefore the zoo provides them with expert daily food, care and medical attention when needed.

A new eagle aviary has been designed and construction will begin to expand the area for more room for the eagles to fly and to include a drinking pond, storage, exam room, office space, an observation area and gallery for the injured non-releasable golden eagles.

OPEN from 10am to 4:30pm Monday-Saturday.
Closed on Sundays and major holidays.
FREE Admission. Donations are greatly appreciated.

For more information contact: 928-871-6574

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Places Nearby

WINDOW ROCK NAVAJO TRIBAL PARK & VETERAN’S MEMORIAL PARKWINDOW ROCK NAVAJO TRIBAL PARK & VETERAN'S MEMORIAL PARK

Located approx.3.5 miles north of the Navajo Nation Zoo near the Navajo Nation President and Vice-President’s Office and various other administrative offices.

CHIHOOTSO MARKETPLACE & FLEA MARKET

Approx. 1 mile west of the Navajo Nation Zoo. Drop by to check out the Navajo silversmith’s displaying their beautiful silver and turquiose jewelry. In the plaza building, you can find various food stands offering traditional Navajo foods, such as the Navajo Taco, Mutton Ribs, Lamb meat on frybread or flour tortilla and all the way to a hair salon!

NAVAJO NATION MUSEUM & LIBRARY

This gem is right next to the zoo! Tour the hogan outside or browse the museum to get a taste of Navajo history and culture. You might even get to see Miss Navajo in the building conducting business as an ambassador of the Navajo Nation. If you want quiet time by yourself or if you have family, drop by the library and check out a book or two.

NAVAJO ARTS AND CRAFTS ENTERPRISE – WINDOW ROCK STORENAVAJO ARTS AND CRAFTS ENTERPRISE - WINDOW ROCK STORE

1/2 mile west of the Navajo Nation Zoo. Interested in looking at (and purchasing) some authentic Navajo jewerly or some Pendleton items while in Window Rock? This is one of 5 enterprise locations on the Navajo reservation. They’re sure to have something for you to purchase and take home.

Hotels Nearby

QUALITY INN & SUITES ReserveOnlineButton

48 West Highway 264, Window Rock, Arizona 86515
Check-In: 3pm  Check-Out: 11am
Direct Ph. (928) 871-4108

NAVAJOLAND INN – ST. MICHAELS ReserveOnlineButton

392 Highway 264, Saint Michaels, Arizona 86511
(3 miles west of Window Rock, Arizona)
Check-In: 3pm  Check-Out: 11am
Direct Ph. (928) 871-5690

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Upcoming Events:

Apr
10
Sat
Crossing Between Worlds: Two Navajo Weddings – One Navajo Bride and Groom with Charles Winters @ ONLINE
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Crossing Between Worlds: Two Navajo Weddings – One Navajo Bride and Groom with Charles Winters
Saturday, April 10, 2021, 11:00 am – Arizona Time
Join Amerind for the free online lecture, Crossing Between Worlds: Two Navajo Weddings – One Navajo Bride and Groom with photographer Charles Winters. Winters will share the photographs he captured and discuss relationships he formed during a six-year project he undertook in the Canyon de Chelly community on the Navajo Nation.
Charles D. Winters, a photographer and cinematographer, photographed and taught photography at State University of New York in Oneonta, NY. His work has been exhibited widely most recently at the Amerind Museum and 3 books of his documentary photography have been published: “Too Wet to Plow: The Family Farm in Transition,” “The Catskills: Land in the Sky” and “Crossing Between Worlds: The Navajos of Canyon de Chelly.” Now retired, he lives in Bisbee, AZ.
This online program is free, but space is limited. To register visit: https://bit.ly/AmerindOnline041021
Apr
26
Mon
Navajo Nation Sovereignty Day @ Navajo Nation Reservation
Apr 26 all-day

Navajo Sovereignty Day

Many people would be surprised to discover that the United States has many nations within its borders. One of those nations is the Navajo Nation, a sovereign tribe of indigenous people whose nation is located in the southwestern part of the country. Navajo Sovereignty Day, which is on the fourth Monday in April, celebrates the day the Navajo Nation gained its independence from the U.S. government. READ MORE

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Memorial Day
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Father’s Day
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