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Address: 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196
Phone Number: 12152431100
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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We have an autistic child who loves the Philadelphia Zoo and we go there about 20-25 times per year. As zoo contributors, we get free parking and free admission and have the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bound Brook, New Jersey
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Bound Brook, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have an autistic child who loves the Philadelphia Zoo and we go there about 20-25 times per year. As zoo contributors, we get free parking and free admission and have the option to use the many things to do there, the zoo balloon, Lorakeet feeding, train rides, swan boats, camel / pony/ horse rides. The care and presentation of... More 

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Croydon, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Haven't been to the zoo in several years....was looking forward to seeing it. The elephants were not out at all. The baby goats that were advertised on our news channel were nowhere to be found. The PECO primate reserve had one gorilla. They were painting the whole enclosure....so the gorillas were downstairs where they out not be seen. (We were... More 

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Zoo is large enough to have variety, but seriously lacks food options. Fairly clean and we'll located. Price was a little excessive (About $100 USD for family of four) Would recommend for a late afternoon visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At first the $23 entrance fee seems a bit high, but it's worth it. The Zoo is family oriented, strollers are everywhere and the kids will have a great time with face painting and other pay-for options. There are assorted fast-food places, but most seating is on park benches. They have picnic tables, but much more seating is needed in... More 

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Cream Ridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Attended their Educator's Night on 8/23, where the zoo was open to educators only from 5 - 8 pm. It was a beautiful night, the zoo wasn't packed, and the animals were almost all out and about. The zoo is spotlessly maintained and the animals appear very well cared for. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Many of the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very nice zoo. Lots of new features and petting areas for kids to play in and feed some domestic animals. Food for people is plentifull too.

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Allentown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the pleasure of being there for their Educators' Night. Every single person working there was beyond friendly and knowledgeable. They couldn't have been more accommodating if they tried! The zoo is well planned and the animals seem to be well cared for. It is nicely laid out with plenty of areas to visit. The docents are knowledgeable about... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Has all the stuff that you need in a zoo and it's clean too. The primate area was amazing. You can get really up close to the gorillas and they are so powerful. I could have stayed there all day watching them. The polar bear was a tease and I gave up waiting for him to jump in the water.... More 

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Key West
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took our 7-year-old granddaughter here and this is what I wish I knew. It was a very hot day. I wish we had brought more water, as you are allowed to bring food and drinks. If you are vegetarian or vegan, just bring your own food. Most of the protein there is hot dog based. And none of it... More 

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my second trip to this zoo. This year I signed up for a membership which will pay for itself after one visit. With the membership, I got free parking (the garage is right off the highway and the car wasn't as hot at the end of the day), 10% at the gift shop and food vendors, plus there... More 

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