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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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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“polar bears” (40 reviews)
“reptile house” (27 reviews)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We we're really impressed with the Zoo 360 feature. We felt that the exhibits were bigger than many other zoos we have been to.

Thank Alli M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the zoo a day after going to Longwood Gardens. For about the same price, we felt Longwood was 3 or 4 times more enjoyable and impressive. We did like the zoo 360 concept, but only saw animals in it one or two times...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Worth a visit to the Zoo. Lot of variety to see and 360 view of lot of animals. Walk from parking to Zoo entrance will be a bit awful due to bad smell on the way

Thank Zia A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed a day at the zoo with the whole family. Great animals and the way the zoo is set up, you get to see everything in a short period of time.

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was there with my wife n 3 kids 3 yrs ago n we decided to go back once again. The park is very beautiful n this time around it left a lasting experience on my 7 yr old. He loved the giraffes exhibit as...More

Thank Rajesh S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wear sneakers! They push you to use their parking garage, which is fine, but the walk to the zoo is a little dangerous if are wearing sandals or flip-flops. The sidewalk going from the parking garage to the zoo is covered everywhere in broken glass!...More

1  Thank jlipp5240
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to this zoo several times when I was younger but came again recently with family for my nieces 1st birthday. This zoo truly has a good variety of animals and is laid out quite well. There really is something for everyone here... giraffes,...More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit the zoo every place we travel. It is well maintained 360 degree zoo. So if you lucky you can see tiger walking abave you when you crossing the pathways. Animals look really happy.

Thank 391tadeuszk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the fact that we lived near here for over five years we had never been to the Philadelphia Zoo. I was determined we wouldn't miss it this time. It really is a beautiful zoo and it's obvious that there has been a tremendous effort...More

Thank DearDona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the zoo during the middle of the week and it was a great time to go since the zoo was pretty empty in terms of visitors. We got to walk right up to all the exhibits without any delays or people in the...More

Thank filinsk
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11 July 2017|
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Response from BIKERX1013 | Reviewed this property |
I disagree with my associates. Yes! There is plenty to see on a rainy day. There are many "houses" of animals you can explore. Apes, birds, reptiles and a couple of other inside exhibits will keep you busy the major part... More
Alana F
18 June 2017|
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Response from Loreen B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are quite a few misting stations throughout the Zoo. I saw at least four today (16 July 2017).
5 June 2017|
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Response from DannyD81 | Reviewed this property |
Very sorry for the delayed response. We spent about 2-3 hours at the zoo, including a lunch. We traveled with a three-year-old. Hope this helps.