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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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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196
+1 215-243-1100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Philadelphia Zoo is great. However, it was smaller than I expected, and there were no elephants.

Thank jsftennis801
Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming here sonce I was a child and it only gets better. Exhibits are beautiful. Appeals to young and old. You could spend a whole day here if you wanted. Also fun just to stroll through.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t get here as frequently as I could and this visit was cold and rainy but we had the opportunity to see the Red Pandas mom and babies. Animals were very active and outdoors. So while Philadelphia Zoo May not be the biggest or...More

Thank Lovetochew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great visit and at a very reasonable price. The zoo360 where the animals can walk above you was an extraordinary feature that you don't see in too many places. Went on a colder day and most animals were still out. Great visit!

Thank Rochelle K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the zoo in October of 2017, we were lucky and had great summer-like weather. The zoo is really nice, great animals and not too busy. The only thing we didn't like was the amusement park like atmosphere. It's expensive to go to the...More

Thank goldengirl217
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We we're really impressed with the Zoo 360 feature. We felt that the exhibits were bigger than many other zoos we have been to.

Thank Alli M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the zoo a day after going to Longwood Gardens. For about the same price, we felt Longwood was 3 or 4 times more enjoyable and impressive. We did like the zoo 360 concept, but only saw animals in it one or two times...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit to the Zoo. Lot of variety to see and 360 view of lot of animals. Walk from parking to Zoo entrance will be a bit awful due to bad smell on the way

Thank Zia A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a day at the zoo with the whole family. Great animals and the way the zoo is set up, you get to see everything in a short period of time.

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

I was there with my wife n 3 kids 3 yrs ago n we decided to go back once again. The park is very beautiful n this time around it left a lasting experience on my 7 yr old. He loved the giraffes exhibit as...More

Thank Rajesh S
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Ashley J
13 November 2017|
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Response from jgitcar | Reviewed this property |
There are always plenty of animals to see at the zoo, regardless of the weather. But for the winter months and rainy days, there are several indoor exhibits you can enjoy
Scharlet D
8 November 2017|
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Response from dundeeb0y | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in fact the certificates can also be used towards parking, membership and the gift shops.
11 July 2017|
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Response from BIKERX1013 | Reviewed this property |
I disagree with my associates. Yes! There is plenty to see on a rainy day. There are many "houses" of animals you can explore. Apes, birds, reptiles and a couple of other inside exhibits will keep you busy the major part... More