Frequently Asked Questions


6:30-8:30 am    Registration at Phoenix Municipal Stadium Parking Lot (FOR 2020 WE WILL BE HAVING A VIRTUAL WALK)

6:30-8:30 am    Walk Starts

9:00 am            Walk Ends

11:00 am          Resource Fair Ends

Walkers can stay at the zoo the entire day! Come visit the exhibitors and sponsors pavilion!

Have a fun time strolling around the zoo with your family and friends, seeing lions, tigers, giraffes, elephants, monkeys, bears, tortoises, and more!

Registration Fees

Covers cost of admittance to the Phoenix Zoo and T-shirts. (if applicable) If you are waking with a team, your registration will count towards your overall pledge goals.

Adults: registration$ 25*, includes all day admittance to the Phoenix Zoo and  Official Zoowalk T-Shirt..

Please Note: Adult registration fee is $30 day of event.

Teens (ages 13-17 years): Registration $15, includes all day day admittance to the Phoenix Zoo (no Zoowalk T-shirt)

Children under 12 and people on the spectrum are free.

There's no minimum pledge, but a typical team pledges $200-$1,000, and teams that pledge $1000 or more have their team names listed on the Official Zoowalk T-shirt. Teams are encouraged to set their pledge goal above the $1,000 level.

Pledges are strongly recommend to help support the mission of the Autism Research Institute and the Arizona State University Autism/Asperger's Research program. Every dollar you raise will move us closer to finding effective treatment for Autism/Asperger's.


Does my registration fee count towards my fundraising goal?

If you have registered to walk with a team, your registration will count towards your overall fundraising goals.

If I've already registered do I need to check-in the morning of the walk?

Yes, all walkers must check-in on Saturday morning. At check-in, participants have the opportunity to turn in any additional donations, sign waivers, and register (if necessary). If you are already registered, you will need to pick up your official Zoowalk T-shirt (if applicable) and a wristband that designates you as a Zoowalk Participant.

People have asked me for a receipt. What should I do?

For donations over $500, as long as a name and address accompany the donation (such as on the donor's check), the donor will get a letter from the Autism Research Institute that will serve as a receipt. You can also download a receipt as part of the fundraising tools available on this website.

What if it rains?

The walk goes on rain or shine.

Are pets allowed to accompany walkers along the route?

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at the Zoowalk because the path winds through the Phoenix Zoo.

Billing Information:

Your credit card will be charged by Autism Research Institute. The descriptor "Autism Research" will appear by the charge on your credit card statement.

Privacy Policy:

We take the privacy of your information seriously. We will not disclose personal information without your permission. To process your order, certain service providers have access to your address, email and phone, but only for the purpose of completing the order and for internal tracking purposes. You will not be contacted by these service providers except in the case of questions or issues with your registration or donation.

Security Policy:

This website is PCI compliant and follows the stringent data security standards required by Visa and MasterCard, along with other payment card companies.



Zoowalk for Autism Research
1340 E Vinedo Lane
Tempe AZ 85226
(480) 831-2047