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Philadelphia Zoo

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Open Now: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately due to the cold weather, a lot of exhibits were closed and some animals were not available. Otherwise it’s looks like an amazing place to check out in the warmer month!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alanroytbak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kids had a great day at the zoo. From walking high above in the ropes, to brushing animals, sitting in a kangaroo pouch...seeing tons of animals, a fountain and exploring using the map to guide, they had blast.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ChristinaRoge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a lovely small zoo with nicely done exhibits and habitats with obviously well cared for animals. And No. There are no elephants and there shouldn't be. If you want to see an elephant you'll have to go to a country where elephants actually live....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

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 November 19, 2018

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
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October 15, 2018|
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Response from AudreyAnn023 | 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.
April 28, 2018|
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