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Philadelphia Zoo

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3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196
+1 215-243-1100
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Animals are on the move like never before at Philadelphia Zoo with Zoo360, a first-in-the-world system of trails passing through treetops, crossing over pathways & connecting habitats, giving animals like amazing big cats, majestic primates & marvelous meerkats the opportunities to travel & explore. Visit our baby western lowland gorillas, giraffes, hippos, polar bear, white rhino, zebras, red pandas, Amur tigers & more at America’s first Zoo. Explore a 42 acre Victorian garden & enjoy award-winning exhibits like KeyBank Big Cat Falls, PECO Primate Reserve, McNeil Avian Center & KidZooU, a wildlife academy that offers dynamic displays, rare breeds & hands-on experiences. The Zoo is one of the region's foremost conservation organizations & home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare & endangered. By connecting people with wildlife, Philadelphia Zoo creates joyful discovery & inspires action for animals & habitats. Philadelphia Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.
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  • Average11%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196
+1 215-243-1100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Zoo is great, I've been there several times and always enjoyed myself. The Summer Ale Festival was a Cute Festival, a bit expensive if you are there as a designated driver.

Thank Kerry R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Now I'm from San Diego and have been to that zoo many, many times so it's a little hard to beat that. The Philadelphia Zoo though is the oldest zoo in the country and I thought it was a nice zoo. It's smaller and the...More

Thank RocknRose83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this zoo in the fall and it was an enjoyable experience. It's not too large that it can't be done in one day, but not too small either. Beautiful fountains and foliage fill the landscape while the animal exhibits educate and entertain. It...More

1  Thank e_Williams191
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here many times - it's a great stop and has undergone a lot of renovations in the past few years to modernize.

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went specifically to see the hippos, as I’m an avid fan. We specifically told the parking attendant, ticket sellers, security and admissions we were only going to be here for a few minutes to see the hippos. Only after spending 60 bucks on parking...More

Thank Ccmenden123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great visit here - lots to see, there were a lot of volunteers as well as zoo staff and all were very knowledgeable and helpful, and their use of the space available to them is ingenious. Because it's an old zoo in...More

Thank travelmakesUrich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautifully laid out zoo with animals from all over the world. Not recommended during winter months as the full experience is left unseen. Animals traverse overhead scaffolding and they are a sight to see. Many activities to keep kids occupied and a beer garden...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its a zoo like many others but it still has its own flair.Specially with the "catwalk" and other new additions that have changed it up over the years. They are doing what they can to keep it fresh and fun for everyone.

Thank wanttotravelmore1975
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fabulous zoo! The animals seem content and well fed. The grounds are clean and the exhibits are interesting and informative.

Thank mwjsd3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This zoo is not super big, but the exhibitions are well kept and done well. We particularly enjoyed the big cats exhibit, the turtles and peacocks, but we were with a two year old. So, we spent more time on the little train ride in...More

Thank Aryun
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Jezz R
3 January 2018|
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Response from philadelphiazoo | Property representative |
We recommend that you give yourself at least 2-3 hours to get through the entire campus.
Felicia M
1 December 2017|
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Response from Rajesh S | Reviewed this property |
When i went with my family i did everything at the park. You cn pay ur parking ticket when u buy ur park entrance passes. It was a no hassle situation. Have tons of fun. Make sure u take ur camers with u.
Ashley J
13 November 2017|
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Response from TRIB2 | Reviewed this property |
The animals go inside and you can view inside the buildings. Depending on how cold it is.