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Philadelphia Zoo

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Opens in 21 min: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Opens in 21 min
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

I was impressed by how big the zoo is. I feel it’s a modern zoo with large enclosures. It made me happy to see the animals had a lot of room. The staff was giving info regularly and the food was good enough that I...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a few hours visiting the Philadelphia Zoo and enjoyed all of it. We got there when it opened and we’re able to see much of the zoo before the crowds came. I highly recommend starting at the time it opens. You can see...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank crisnsteve26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been awhile since I've been to the Philly Zoo and was pleasantly surprised. Very clean and very friendly staff. All the exhibts were clean and appropriately set up for the animals. This is not the old school zoo with bars and cages. Very interactive...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was so, so hot the day we visited the zoo but we had a great time. Lots of shade, lots of indoor exhibits with A/C and quite a few places to rehydrate. I would most definitely recommend a visit, even if you have no...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Donna C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wide variety of animals. Cool to see the first zoo in the USA. You can imagine yourself there in the early years. Parking is a little tough. It’s big, so be prepared if you have littles!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m really shocked that there are still zoos across the country that don’t have splash pads of some kind, even if they are tiny. Granted, we went on a day that was almost 100 degrees with intense humidity, so that’s our fault. But, you’d still...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Leguizamo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Philadelphia Zoo is one of the nicer zoos I've been to. There are art exhibits around the zoo and the animals are fun to watch. There are plenty of indoor enclosures to see the animals which gets you out of the heat of the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MissDawnAnn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The new rope course at the zoo is a terrific addition to this wonderful place. You can access it without admission to the zoo - just bear left by the gift shop. There were so many sections and adventures that we were busy for hours...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank davidh228
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great family experience that allows close encounters with so many unique and even endangered species.This is an open and friendly place for any animal over and even bird lovers will be impressed. Inside displays at times included interactive sections.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting family and friends we decided to check out the zoo. A lot of the animals were sleeping but we did get to see quite a few we did the hot air balloon ride.

Date of experience: September 2018
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August 16, 2019|
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Response from EHFAR2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely!! There are always many great photo opportunities there!
July 17, 2019|
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Response from ctm85 | Reviewed this property |
No. Best way to cool off is visiting the indoor exhibits. Have fun!
July 3, 2019|
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hi there,you can update it or renew online for $60 for individual and $90 for dual and $135 for family.