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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196
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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

I wasn’t sure how much fun we could have at a zoo in the winter. I was pleasantly surprised. We got to watch vampire bats eat and when we were talking to the woman feeding them we mentioned that my son’s favorite animal was the...More

Thank Erika K
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

I had my doubts about visiting the Zoo in the winter, but it turned out being a great day. Plenty of animals were out and about on this crisp, 50 degree day--even one of the red pandas, who was taking a walk above us through...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

We went here with my family (two daughters 4 and 6 and my wife). We live in Northern NJ so we head to the Bronx Zoo all the time. This zoo is not that, but it was great. At some levels, I like the Philly...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Whenever I have the opportunity to visit the Zoo it is always a good time. We all have our favorite sections to visit. It was sadness to say our polar bear passed away this year.

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Reviewed February 23, 2018

Thru the 100 year old gate and into a modern zoo, where the animals walk above you certain times of the day in the glass walkways. Surprised to see the modernization project that has occurred here, since it had benn years since we visited. Animals...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2018

The Zoo is great, I've been there several times and always enjoyed myself. The Summer Ale Festival was a Cute Festival, a bit expensive if you are there as a designated driver.

Thank Kerry R
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

Now I'm from San Diego and have been to that zoo many, many times so it's a little hard to beat that. The Philadelphia Zoo though is the oldest zoo in the country and I thought it was a nice zoo. It's smaller and the...More

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Reviewed February 2, 2018

We visited this zoo in the fall and it was an enjoyable experience. It's not too large that it can't be done in one day, but not too small either. Beautiful fountains and foliage fill the landscape while the animal exhibits educate and entertain. It...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

Been here many times - it's a great stop and has undergone a lot of renovations in the past few years to modernize.

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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

We went specifically to see the hippos, as I’m an avid fan. We specifically told the parking attendant, ticket sellers, security and admissions we were only going to be here for a few minutes to see the hippos. Only after spending 60 bucks on parking...More

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Marty S
April 12, 2018|
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Response from wanttotravelmore1975 | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from Rajesh S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply. U cn get ur coffee n snacks along with ice cream n other delicious treats. Everything for the whole family
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Jezz R
January 2, 2018|
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Response from philadelphiazoo | Property representative |
We recommend that you give yourself at least 2-3 hours to get through the entire campus.
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