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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.
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took my family to the Philadelphia Zoo, we came to this zoo because its the oldest zoo in the states. It's a great attraction, there is lots of staff to give you information as you roam the park. Lots of animals, birds, reptiles and activities...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We really liked this zoo. Especially the Hippopotamus. The have over head cages that were really neat. It's small and older but still super nice. Food was good.

Thank Mary H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was one of the chaperones for my 3 grade twins class trip to the zoo. I have not been to this attraction in 6 or 7 years and it has only gotten better. It has a lot of staff giving information about the animals...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son (2 years old) and I go once a week. It’s a great zoo and amazing for small children. Staff are fun and informative.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been going since I was a youngster and every time I go, I have such a fun time. There's a new lion and tiger exhibit, a huge monkey house, an amazing polar bear exhibit-just to name a few opportunities to see the animal world. Expect...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo, being the oldest zoo we saw in our tour of four zoos, was close to the top of my list. As I said in other reviews, each zoo had it's special attractions. I think my favorite in this zoo were the walkways for...More

Thank Marilyn L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are members of the Philadelphia Zoo and visit the zoo several times throughout the year. This is a wonderful zoo that is on 42 acres and has over 1,300 animals. We always see some different animal, bird and reptile species whenever we visit and...More

Thank Keith F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not a big zoo...but it is a really great place to visit. We loved the Primate Reserve area...the orangutans they have, are so much fun to watch and was amazed at how big they are!! The reptile house had alot of interesting exhibits...alligator,...More

Thank Melinda K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to spend the day with your family. My grandson loved the gorillias. I had a 6 year old and a 21 year old with me and they both equally enjoyed the day.

Thank Vicky C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here many times and is always an enjoyable day. Small and intimate-type zoo. Just enough for a day.

Thank Bioman48
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April 12, 2018|
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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
March 28, 2018|
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yes, there are a couple. you could always carry your own food
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