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Philadelphia Zoo

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196
+1 215-243-1100
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went the first day of the "winter season," so prices were lower than they are in the spring and summer. It was a nice thing to do in the middle of the day. Not a lot of people strolling about. Almost all of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank grexis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened to go in October on a Saturday, a special “boo” day and it was fun to see all the children and many adults in costumes. However the crowds and noise were distracting from the animal viewing and it all seemed very crowded and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeanne J
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

We loved this zoo! Much more to it than we expected. Loved how the animals can walk around on the cat walks above you so you can actually see them out and about. A very wide variety of animals and they where all awake and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 27kevink
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a great zoo. I get the family membership about every other year. The food has gotten a lot better since i was last there. The animal variety is great. It is very clean and super walkable. It is large enough to feel big,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 589ChristopherC
Reviewed November 6, 2018

My husband and I recently spent an afternoon at the zoo and enjoyed it much more than imagined. Being an off-season time, we were some of the only people there, so we enjoyed spending extra time with our favorite animals, including the gorillas, tiger, giraffes,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gezi3
Reviewed October 31, 2018

I love zoos, aquariums etc. so I try to visit one whenever we travel ('We' being myself and 2 teenagers). Considering Philadelphia Zoo is America's first zoo we had to check it out. I thought it would be small and we'd be done in about...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ShivoniAlex
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

No matter the original or renovated visitor flow through the tree lined paths, the zoo and it's guests benefit from the pathways design. In hot weather or cold, the guest can enjoy indoor exhibits every 50 yards or so. For us, we sought air-conditioned refuge...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank EricRock
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

The zoo is very cute and well delayed out. I recommend going during the day rather than evening as many of the animals go to bed once it gets dark during certain special events like the Summer Ale Festival.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kerry R
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

We went to the zoo to spend the day together and see the animals. ( I love the Zoo) We were very disappointed. The cost to start with is Over priced, $24.95 pp and $16 for parking. No elephants in the zoo. Per a report...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ChrisandCindy08
Reviewed October 23, 2018

The Philadelphia Zoo did not have a vibrancy about it. My toddler enjoyed the in-door area for little kids. He also seemed a little interested in the goats in their petting zoo area (though was also hilariously scared by some of the more unusual goats,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Allison W
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October 15, 2018|
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Response from Robert W | Reviewed this property |
There is a Dave and Busters in Philly that has drinks and games. Good not bad. You can look at reviews.
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Vicky C | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are benches and places to rest along the way. Take your time and you will enjoy the zoo.
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