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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%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196
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+1 215-243-1100
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Reviewed today

Love this zoo so much that we resumed our membership for a second year! We like to walk and just do sections and not rush the whole zoo experience. We people watch and chill with one animal for one day. The zoo 360 is cool...More

Thank degrawm
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Reviewed yesterday

Overall a decent zoo but, it became unenjoyable when 25 bus loads of school kids packed in. You literally could not walk through the Reptile/Amphibian building. It was that congested. I understand the educational aspect, but there should be a limit on how many people...More

Thank maradamx3
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Reviewed 5 days ago

even though there were multiple buses in the parking lot the children here were well behaved and did not feel like they owned the place- animals were actually moving and really enjoyed the visit- wished the Panda and penguin exhibit were finished

Thank LI MASS
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the zoo! We spent 2.5 hours here, and definitely could have spent more time if our trip allowed for it. The zoo is very spacious and exhibits are spread out, compared to most other zoos I have visited. Our...More

2  Thank Emily M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo underwent a major renovation a couple of years ago. It is a beautiful and educational place to spend half day in. The primates area is one of the best for watching behavior of our close relatives from the animal kingdom.

Thank LovePlanAndTravel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 16 month old loved looking at all the animals. Pretty good food options and a good mix of indoor vs. outdoor exhibits.

Thank Danna C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good city centre zoo. Not too big and not too small. We covered everything in just over 3 hours. Nice selection of animals, some that you can see very close up. I like the idea of the overhead cages that the animals...More

Thank flashsam7267
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is only my second year walking the zoo for Sjrogrens. It was better this year, more animals were out, and their was more activity. I loved it. I also hope to come back for many years. However, I have one major compliant. While at...More

Thank Roe S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My stepson and I went to the Philadelphia Zoo, and it just wasn’t the same as in the past. He lost interest pretty quick, and it just seemed like a lot was missing. We spent $60 and felt as though it was a waste. It...More

3  Thank jerseygirl0186
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off, it is a little expensive.... Ok, a lot expensive. But, otherwise, it was a wonderful zoo. My kids loved it. It was just the right size and had just enough interactive features for my 2 young kids. The animals were all active. We...More

1  Thank reviewer0946
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Karen C
28 April 2018|
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yes you can
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Marty S
13 April 2018|
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Response from wanttotravelmore1975 | Reviewed this property |
They usually let the kids off near the gate and then get send to park in one of their parking lots a little down the street from the Zoo Gate. Pick up again is near the Gate
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Mares612
28 March 2018|
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yes, there are a couple. you could always carry your own food
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