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Address: 3400 W Girard Ave, 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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Great fun for the family, so worth it. Worth the price of admission, we spent two hours there could have spent longer there but we went when it was colder out

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Bradford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great fun for the family, so worth it. Worth the price of admission, we spent two hours there could have spent longer there but we went when it was colder out

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to spend an afternoon with animals and in nature especially if it's sunny! I had great fun with the animals. My favorite is the gorillas - so animated. And Baby Amani is sooo cute. The red pandas are super super cute too. And the two-toed sloth is hilarious! It's a lovely place for a picnic so pack one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love red pandas as much as I do, GO HERE. They grant access to their animals to have an aerial view of the zoo by suspending a net above your heads to let them walk around

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a regular at Zoo Miami, and by regular I mean I go weekly(my son is an animal for animals). So I'm here to somewhat compare zoos. Miami zoo covers more acreage, Philly being the oldest zoo in the US is more condensed, but still well stocked. We loved the old feel of Philadelphia zoo, lots of character in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit the Zoo at least 3 times each year, recently twice in 2 weeks. I'm a huge animal lover, and living in the city limits my contact with animals I could only see on vacation. Being one of the oldest zoo's there's rich history at the Philadelphia Zoo. I've visited other zoo's that don't seem to offer the large... More 

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West Pittston, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

30 Degrees & Breezy Sunday. 90 % Of Animals Were Out. Saw Maybe 20 Other Folks. Zoo Was Very Clean. Wanted A Hot Coffe, No stands a open. Would Go Again.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did visit the zoo when the sun was out and in the rare 60s for March but still not everything was open understandably. Unless you only want a short visit to the zoo I am not sure I would recommend going at this time of year. Limited availability of animals and function of zoo during the winter months. We... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Philadelphia Zoo is one of the best in the country. A must visit for animal lovers of all ages. be ready to spend the whole day as it is very big and there is a lot to do. The behind the zoo's experiences are amazing. This is a must be done!

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on the bus line and the Big Bus Tour drops off across the street. It really is worth a vusit. The enclosure systems for some of the animals is a msrvel. They have these great aerial enclosures where various animals can travel around the zoo.

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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a family trip while given a break in treatment. It's hard to believe this zoo is right in Philadelphia.

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