Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia

4.2
#1 of 12 in Outdoors in Philadelphia
A premier zoo for animal breeding, Philadelphia Zoo is known for the variety of primate species that live there. The Rare Animal Conservation Center offers an up-close view of rare species and features interactive graphics. In other areas you'll view the antics of otters and red pandas, as well as the grace of big cats. Take time to visit the aviaries, which teem with feathered friends. You'll be able to spot the zoo anywhere in the city--the Zooballoon, a tethered balloon that floats high above the skyline, marks its location. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Philadelphia Zoo and many more Philadelphia attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Philadelphia trip site .
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  • Now I'm from San Diego and have been to that zoo many, many times so it's a little hard to beat that. The Philadelphia Zoo though is the oldest zoo in the country and I thought it was a nice zoo. It's...  more »
  • We visited this zoo in the fall and it was an enjoyable experience. It's not too large that it can't be done in one day, but not too small either. Beautiful fountains and foliage fill the landscape wh...  more »
  • Been here many times - it's a great stop and has undergone a lot of renovations in the past few years to modernize.  more »
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  • Very enjoyable. Loved the baby gorillas. Surprised at the number of animals we didn't see since the temps were above 45, but spring is a little hit and miss. There was an interesting individual there during our time who walked up close to multiple families including ours while continuously and loudly speaking to himself-strange but harmless.
  • This place is so exciting. So many great animals to see. On a warm day its fun to see the otters splashing around and the polar bears swimming. The ape house is always fun with the lemurs and gorillas. So many learning places so you can learn about your favorite animals. Alot of workers if you need help. The Zoo Balloon was a fun ride you can see for miles when you are up there, such a cool sight. The big cats are great, the petting zoo, and the penguins are fun to watch. There are workers all over the place, I asked for help and they were very resourceful. Overall a fun great place.
  • We visited this zoo in the fall and it was an enjoyable experience. It's not too large that it can't be done in one day, but not too small either. Beautiful fountains and foliage fill the landscape while the animal exhibits educate and entertain. It seems like not a lot of money and effort has been put into making the zoo a top attraction for locals and tourists. There's such a variety..... something for everyone. The paths through the zoo are shady and pleasant for strolling. Over 1300 animals are featured. It was very nice, clean, animals well taken care of. It is the oldest zoo in the U.S.
  • I’d give the Philadelphia Zoo 4 stars because if children are seriously going on a trip, it’s not worth bringing a lot of money there because it’s possible that a child can lose a deal of money. On the other side, it’s still has amazing views and really enhances children’s imaginations. It’s a nice place to visit if you have the time. The best time to go is in summer.
  • This is one of my favorite places in the world. In June 2016, I got to work here as a part of their high school student program. I love this zoo and everything about it. Although many people are upset about the elephants leaving, the zoo still technically owns them, and it is a testament to how much the zoo cares about its animals. Plus, the new Zoo360 that they have is an amazing idea. I cannot wait for the future of this zoo, and see how it continues to expand upon Zoo360.
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