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Address: 3400 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196
Phone Number:
+1 215-243-1100
Today
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Situated on 42 acres of beautiful gardens, the Philadelphia Zoo, America's...

Situated on 42 acres of beautiful gardens, the Philadelphia Zoo, America's first zoo, is home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered. Polar bears, African lions, Amur tigers, a white rhino, giraffes and more call this oasis home. As Philadelphia's leading cultural destination the Zoo boasts award-winning exhibits such as First Niagara Big Cats Falls, McNeil Avian Center, and PECO Primate Reserve.

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A Day Well Spent with lots of Animals

This zoo should be rated better than it is. We found it to be second only to the San Diego zoo, and we are definitely "animal" people. It was the closest we've ever gotten to "big... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Linda L
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This zoo should be rated better than it is. We found it to be second only to the San Diego zoo, and we are definitely "animal" people. It was the closest we've ever gotten to "big cats", separated only by double glass. The hippo was also very close, as were the bears. Fun to see the lions walk across overhead,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The nation's first zoo. Now with parking garage that ends an inconvenience. The lion walk is great - better than seeing them in a cage. It's pleasantly eerie. And, in general, the environment is pleasant and great for children.

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Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went with my fiancee and some friends with kids, and it was a fun time! We happened to catch a few of the shows, which were very informative, and also did some paddling around the lake!

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Salisbury, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Easy access to park while visiting the zoo. If you like Pokemon Go! there's plenty of pokestops all around the zoo

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was Lovely. Im from the UK so I've seen a lot of the animals in the attractions but my friend who is from France was so excited to see everything. She hadn't seen the giraffes or the flamingos, penguins and bears and much more before. Its very good for the family as there is a chiders area where they... More 

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Hull, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although not in the greatest area and parking is not easy, it is still worth it! The zoo can be fully covered in 2 hours. The rear is inclined so plan your direction carefully if you have your grandparents.

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East Flat Rock, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The oldest zoo, is my new favorite! The zoo 360 trails are awesome the tigers are so close. The primate house is very cool too. Loved spending the day here even though it was raining!

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always brought our daughter here and continue to visit. Great place to walk around, view the animals and watch people too.

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Thank David G
NYC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome Zoo that we visited on the way home from a weekend trip to Philly. Easy to navigate around the park and the animals appeared to be in great health. The overhead tunnels that the big cats walked through were amazing and worth the trip in itself.

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Thank John J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the zoo of all zoos with almost too many types to say but here i is a full with very little to state house for lions, tigers and every type of over head a lion walk so you can see as if you where in the bush a tribe of lions and so much more do not miss... More 

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