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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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Fun Trip with the Kids

It's always a good time at the zoo with the kids. Boo at the Zoo was great. The worst part about zoos is that you obviously can't control what animals decide to come out or not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Matthew S
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's always a good time at the zoo with the kids. Boo at the Zoo was great. The worst part about zoos is that you obviously can't control what animals decide to come out or not. Always miss out on some amazing animals.

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Thank Matthew S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Zoo has done extensive remodeling so now is cleaner, brighter and spacious. Take your walking shoes, water and sun screen if during the summer. On a good day all the animals are out and about. You need to pay for parking if you can't find street parking, must get there early for that.

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Thank Nani R
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's been a while since I've visited this zoo. It was also the first time taking my son. He had a great time. There are a lot of things for kids to do, inside and outside, in addition to the animal exhibits. He loved the carousel and train ride (both for an extra fee) and the short movie in the... More 

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Thank ourfamilystravels14
South Amboy, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a nice zoo, a fun way to spend the day. We especially enjoy the rental swan boats, the indoor lorikeet aviary (you can feed the lories nectar for a small price) and the otters (the otters here are extremely entertaining almost always are sliding down their little water slide and swimming around. When we visited last there were... More 

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Thank Danalovestotravel79
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really organized. Loved the place. Amazing place, clean and lovely place. Wish I could go there again.

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Thank Dani N
Lakewood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time during our visit and the balloon ride outside was a bonus for our son. The gorilla and monkeys were impressive an the rhino was very entertaining. The OLD tortoise was older than all of our ages combined. A great family outing for us.

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Thank Luchie B
Philadelphia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a recent unusually warmer winter morning trip with my toddler we had the best time roaming the zoo. Not very crowded aside from other young families and a school trip here and there, most exhibits were open despite the month and animals out and about. Staff has always been friendly and helpful.

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Thank bellina13
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo used to be depressing when i was growing up but it has been transformed into a really good zoo. On a nice day, it is a great place to walk around and enjoy the animals. The new parking garage has been a huge improvement!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oldest zoo in the country, but always updating to give the animals as much space on 25 acres. Try to go on off hours as it is very popular with the schools.

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Thank DMarshall2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit in Philly. There are a variety of animals and nice exhibits. We went on a rainy, cold day and it was empty for a change, so it was nice to talk to the staff.

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