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Address: 3400 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196
Phone Number: +1 215-243-1100
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Situated on 42 acres of beautiful gardens, the Philadelphia Zoo, America's...

Situated on 42 acres of beautiful gardens, the Philadelphia Zoo, America's first zoo, is home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered. Polar bears, African lions, Amur tigers, a white rhino, giraffes and more call this oasis home. As Philadelphia's leading cultural destination the Zoo boasts award-winning exhibits such as First Niagara Big Cats Falls, McNeil Avian Center, and PECO Primate Reserve.

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For all ages and a great place to see animals

I had a great time every time I go here ever since I've been little. The Philadelphia Zoo is talked about a lot at many different places and is a great tourist attraction as well.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a great time every time I go here ever since I've been little. The Philadelphia Zoo is talked about a lot at many different places and is a great tourist attraction as well.

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Sand Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful Saturday following Thanksgiving was spent at America's first zoo - Philadelphia Zoo. Easy to find and park, and clean, but so late in this surprisingly warm wether we were able to see many of the animals. The giraffes went in and out of their homes at will, as did the hippo. The only animals were didn't see were... More 

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PHILADELPHIA,PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Phila.Zoo opened over 142 years ago and is a must see attraction when you are in the Philly area. Allow at least 4 hours and enjoy a luncheon in the park. Kids love the Kidzoou.All for the youngsters and more so for the parents to watch the excitement and smiles on their faces.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very clean! It was a nice day trip - our group was 3 adults. The zoo is laid out very well. It is easy to navigate and see all of the animals up close and personal. The baby gorilla was precious. The Beer Garden was the icing on the cake.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to visiting this zoo as our friends have an annual pass and visit regularly. I must start with the positive and say the whole area is clean disabled accessible, the staff are polite and have much information to give you. Unfortunately I was shocked at the size and condition of the enclosures for the large... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A gem. Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful groybds and take in animals from every corner of the earth...I especially enjoyed the big cat exhibit. Safe parking. We took ferry across from Camden waterfront and got a cab in and it was fun. Public transport available in area as well. Loved this place I will return.

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very excited to visit the Philadelphia zoo but was pretty disappointed with how the animals were getting taken care of. The habitat's didn't look good for the animals and it made me very sad. Not much to see at this zoo beside the huge turtles I've never seen before and the tiger walking over me..everything else was average... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo has totally reinvented itself. Yes it still holds animals against their will as all zoos do. However, they make a huge effort at educating visitors and actively engage anyone to participate in after hours programs. Where else can you sleep overnight, with your kids, in yur tent, listening to lions roar and hyenas laugh as you rest? Besides... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful visit on a beautiful fall day. The zoo is small enough to see it all in 3-4 hours, but large enough to see a broad range of animals and exhibits. There are a few parking lots by the zoo, but I can imagine them being full fairly quick in the summer time. The price of parking and entry gets... More 

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Nescopeck, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Parking was simple (right off highway), membership fee was very reasonable (and assures that we will be back), and it was so very cool to see the sloth bears and gorillas in the fall foliage! Although a relatively small space the Zoo is laid out well! The overhead big cat habitat trails were awesome. Lots of zoo keeper talks (12... More 

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