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Philadelphia Zoo

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Open Now: 09:30 - 17:00
Open today: 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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196
+1 215-243-1100
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great zoo. Nice exhibits. Wasn't too large that we got tired. We went on a Sunday and traffic/parking was crazy. Parking in their lot is $16 - which I think it kinda high.

Thank jlynn628
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent experience. It is a family trip and kids really enjoyed a lot. The tiger & lion zone and the channel for their trail which they are calling 'Zoo360 animal trail' experience is awwsome and thrilling. We enjoyed it thoroughly. We Re...More

Thank Debasis K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had originally planned a visit to Elmwood Park Zoo, but one of the exhibits was closed so we ended up at the Philly Zoo. The reason we didn’t select it at first was because we thought that it would be too large and overwhelming...More

Thank karji84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a smaller zoo that you can walkthrough in just a couple hours. The grounds are well-maintained and the staff is friendly. I was surprised in a city as large as Philadelphia the variety of animals was limited. A zoo with no elephants?? It...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As members of the zoo, we've visited more times than we can count... always a happy, wholesome family outing.

Thank Jacqueline I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just went to the Zoo today and the experience was awesome. The zoo has enough different things for you to see to keep you busy always. The added feature of this zoo is the Zoo360 experience. Animals can use these trails to gain experiences outside...More

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first zoo in the USA and still great. Had a great time admiring the animals especially the endangered ones. The safari video was nice. There were also mechanical structures for kids to play with..

Thank Al M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was expecting to see more animals. Baby giraffe is so cute. Staff is knowledgeable when asked questions. Got up close to a Snow Leopard. I think enclosures could be a little larger for big cats. We didn't enter the kids section so about 1 1/2...More

Thank lv2tvlatl
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

An outstanding zoo. The zoo360 is a series of overhead mesh tunnels that allow the animals to roam far from there enclosures. Different animals are allowed access each day. It was fun to watch the red panda basking above the enclosure and see the lemurs...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2018

Love it, the animals are great. A lot of species and different sections. My kid loved the experience and it was very informative and beautiful.

Thank Juanma S
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15 October 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.
13 August 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.
28 April 2018|
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12 April 2018|
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
28 March 2018|
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Response from Chetana P | Reviewed this property |
yes, there are a couple. you could always carry your own food