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“Disappointing & expensive visit”
Review of Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo
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USD 49.00*
and up
The Philadelphia Pass
Ranked #49 of 488 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 & marvelous meerkats the opportunities to travel & explore. Visit our baby western lowland gorillas, giraffes, hippos, polar bear, white rhino, zebras, red pandas, Amur tigers & more at America’s first Zoo. Explore a 42 acre Victorian garden & enjoy award-winning exhibits like KeyBank Big Cat Falls, PECO Primate Reserve, McNeil Avian Center & KidZooU, a wildlife academy that offers dynamic displays, rare breeds & hands-on experiences. The Zoo is one of the region's foremost conservation organizations & home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare & endangered. By connecting people with wildlife, Philadelphia Zoo creates joyful discovery & inspires action for animals & habitats. Philadelphia Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Parking was $16 but the bigger shock was $24.95 per person with no senior pricing available. The Bronx Zoo is less expensive and has a significantly larger collection of animals. Many were not on exhibit-understandably due to winter-like spring conditions but might I suggest that there be an off-season price? A small pretzel was over $3. On a positive note the entire staff is very friendly but I do feel that compared to other large metropolitan zoos this is way overpriced-$65.90 is a lot of hay!

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Philadelphia zoo is a very beautiful, clean well run zoo. Offers a lot of interactive experiences like feeding the larakeets and a very nice petting zoo. Always fun to take a pony ride or ride he swan boats in the lake and don't forget the minaiture train ride. Wonderful place!!

Thank Annette P
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Nice family fun at the zoo is always at must with children. My daughter loves the zoo she rode the pony and was so excited a lol pricy to get in but if u like animals great day

Thank Akilah C
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Visited the zoo on a day that was cold. Many animals were not outside in this cold weather like the giraffes and such. The penguins were enjoying the cold outside I’m sure ! Surprisingly the flamingos were out as well. There were several indoor exhibits to enjoy. A few food counter options as well. Loved sitting outside enjoying a snack while red pandas walked by above you in this enclosed metal cage that was above the walking path . Had never seen that before in other zoos. Loved that. Zoo has their own parking lot that looks very secure with a guard at entrance. Short walk to main gate of zoo.

Thank Chemorn
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Whatever city my wife and I visit, I always try to make sure i visit the biggest zoo in the area.

Out of all the zoo’s I’ve been to in the US, I have to say this was among the biggest. The animals - for the most part - are given enough area to enjoy, and are entirely restricted to their exhibit area.

Nonetheless, the zoo has a large variety of different species of animals. From a Rhino to orangutans, we enjoyed this very much.

Thank you!

Thank YasirNAli
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