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Philadelphia Zoo: Tours & Tickets

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Open Now: 09:30 - 17:00
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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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3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196
+1 215-243-1100
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Zoo is a relatively big zoo. It has some very good exhibits including the reptile house, big cat ally, gorilla and chimps, and the penguins area. It was mating season so there were a lot of baby penguins when we were there. The have...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank StuartHarrison172
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have a great zoo too with the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, so I know what a nice zoo looks like. The Philly zoo is as nice or maybe even a little nicer. Especially loved the big cats and the catwalk, the giraffe area...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Sybernet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The trip to the zoo was awesome. All of the animals were out and my grandson really enjoyed DC the petting zoo. He also had a chance to feed the penguins as well.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The landscaping alone in this zoo shows what care is given to it. Each exhibit was carefully thought out and there was plenty written info on the animals. I liked that they had an overhead open tube like system that the animals could travel through...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 hours at the Philadelphia zoo. One of the best exhibits was the otter waterfall. We enjoyed seeing the gorillas at the PECO Primate Reserve but did not see the orangutan. We emjoyed seeing the cats - the tiger, the snow leopard, the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Bill R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been going to this zoo since I was a little girl and now I’m happy to share the experience with my daughter. The zoo has changed a lot over the years, but still hosts many beautiful animals and exhibits. One things I love that was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ereaus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Zoo is set up very nicely. Easily followed the map and saw everything. We missed our turn into the parking lot and went up to turn around. A security guard in a golf cart stopped us and directed us right up front close to the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank g3times
Reviewed 12 September 2019

I spent 4 hours here and of course could have spent the entire day. Have been to most of the other major zoos in the U.S. and while this one may not be as large it is a very nice offering. Plenty to see here...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank loesshawk2015
Reviewed 9 September 2019

1) It probably is better to purchase a membership than just buying the tickets if it is a party of two or more 2) Take your night vision goggles to have a glimpse at the night room (located in the Primate reserve near the Orangutans)...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank gamanamMadhurams
Reviewed 3 September 2019

Who would have known this amazing zoo was hidden in the heart of Philadelphia? It is a wonderful zoo, the oldest zoo in America. Its not very large but just big enough. Its perfect for younger children, with lots to see and to do. The...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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17 August 2019|
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Response from Roseana W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, by all means.
17 July 2019|
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Response from ctm85 | Reviewed this property |
No. Best way to cool off is visiting the indoor exhibits. Have fun!
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Response from bluecard21 | Reviewed this property |
hi there,you can update it or renew online for $60 for individual and $90 for dual and $135 for family.