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Address: 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196
Phone Number: 12152431100
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A nice place for families

A place where children and parents come to see different kinds of animal s. They also have a children zoo where the young ones can pet and feed the animals

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A place where children and parents come to see different kinds of animal s. They also have a children zoo where the young ones can pet and feed the animals

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Thank jchristner44
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was a bit disappointed in this Zoo. Although it is a decent size, the animal enclosures were lacking. Most of them didn't look like any thought was put into them. Silver Back Gorillas were inside (it was extremely hot out, so this was understandable) and they had what looked like a scaffold, a ball, and a bucket hanging on... More 

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Thank Holly D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a very nice zoo, everything you would expect from a big zoo. My kids especially liked the Apes it seemed like they were playing games with the people watching them.

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Thank Mike T
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267 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have visited many zoo's and this ranks as one of the better ones we have visited. I didn't know that this was oldest zoo in America but I found out many interesting things during our visit. The level of care and conservation here was phenomenal. I was very impressed with the big cats and gorillas, really amazing animals. The... More 

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

Very interesting. Staff was informative. There need to be some updates to the habitats for the animals

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Thank Kim Z
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been to this zoo several times with my husband, children and many family members. Lots to see and do. We are usually there for several hours. Always a fun time

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Thank amylee3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Family Day. Easy parking, reasonable fee for non members. Zoo 360 is an exciting experience for both my young children and teenagers. Well laid out with good signage. Food at zoo is reasonably priced and decent. Special food available (Food Truck, Healthy Eats Cart). Recent addition of Beer Garden a nice touch.

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Thank Heather K
Blackwood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an awesome place! The animals and their habitats at America's first zoo are beautiful! The Zoo360 trails are so unique and fascinating. Big cats, primates large and small travel above the guest pathways, exploring, resting, calling to each other! And the newest meerkat trail is adorable. Children can crawl right next to these charming critters. The Zoo just opened... More 

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Thank Beverly M
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Philadelphia zoo is a great way to spend a few hours of your day.The collection of animals includes: a polar bear, big cats and monkeys walking in a unique catwalk system overhead, rides on a camel and a beautiful aviary to aim a few... This is a nice way to allow the kids a break to be kids in... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to a few zoos in my lifetime and this one was definitely the best. It is also part of the Philadelphia Pass which is great. We spent about 3 hours here but could have stayed longer if it was not so hot. We went in the afternoon but the morning would likely be better. There are so... More 

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