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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • 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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"big cats"
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"polar bear"
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"reptile house"
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"hot air balloon"
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"swan boats"
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"animal exhibits"
in 21 reviews
"pony rides"
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"lions and tigers"
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"great variety of animals"
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"parking garage"
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"family membership"
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"answer questions"
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"enclosures"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were visiting the zoo on Friday when my husband tripped over and hurt his ankle. We have nothing but praise for guest services who organised a scooter for him to get around. Adam was particularly fantastic in strapping up the ankle and more than...More

Thank SharonBoon1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my 11 month old son. We loved it. They had a petting zoo, kiddie train, and a carousel. It was still a bit cold out so some of the animals weren’t out. Staff was friendly. Overall it was clean. The one complaint that I...More

Thank Casey9968
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was not too big which was actually kind of nice. We took an uber there so did not have to worry with parking. Animals were active the day we were there which was nice and unusual.

Thank AmesnBru
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few recent reviews rightly criticize the parking and admission prices for this zoo - and I definitely agree with those sentiments. A visit to this zoo, with parking, for a family of three with a military discount was $76. If a visit to this...More

Thank bbodb1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo isn't very big but we enjoyed our time there, my teenagers especially enjoyed seeing the primates and big cats. The only thing I didn't enjoy was the $16 to park. The zoo is definitely not an all-day excursion but paying $16 will make...More

Thank LaCresha N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking was $16 but the bigger shock was $24.95 per person with no senior pricing available. The Bronx Zoo is less expensive and has a significantly larger collection of animals. Many were not on exhibit-understandably due to winter-like spring conditions but might I suggest that...More

Thank kernelbozo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Philadelphia zoo is a very beautiful, clean well run zoo. Offers a lot of interactive experiences like feeding the larakeets and a very nice petting zoo. Always fun to take a pony ride or ride he swan boats in the lake and don't forget the...More

Thank Annette P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice family fun at the zoo is always at must with children. My daughter loves the zoo she rode the pony and was so excited a lol pricy to get in but if u like animals great day

Thank Akilah C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the zoo on a day that was cold. Many animals were not outside in this cold weather like the giraffes and such. The penguins were enjoying the cold outside I’m sure ! Surprisingly the flamingos were out as well. There were several indoor exhibits...More

Thank Chemorn
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Whatever city my wife and I visit, I always try to make sure i visit the biggest zoo in the area. Out of all the zoo’s I’ve been to in the US, I have to say this was among the biggest. The animals - for...More

Thank Yasir A
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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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Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there were various places to eat but I can’t tell you more than that
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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.
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