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Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia
(4.2/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Philadelphia holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Philadelphia Zoo and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Parking was simple (right off highway), membership fee was very reasonable (and assures that we will be back), and it was so very cool to see the sloth bears and gorillas in the fall foliage! Although...  more »
  • We took our infant child here to see for a midday stroll. Weather was pleasant. Favorite exhibits were the primates, reptiles, and the African animals. Highly recommend. Most vendors and food were clo...  more »
  • Definitely one of the best (Been to Franklin, San Diego, Buttonwood, National, Busch Gardens) we'd been. The place is close to the city (15 min ride) and very clean and well kept, and expansive; Many ...  more »
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  • A good place to spend a holiday among the other creatures that share our planet. There are a lot of exhibits and to me, the animals looked healthy and a few even looked happy like the lioness. I had booked my parking online so that I could park close to the entrance. I got in through the Frog lot which can be a little confusing at times if you miss the turn. Everything else was pretty easy and well organized. We managed to cover the entire park and the animal keepers were all friendly and enlightening. Enjoyed my trip altogether.
  • The Philadelphia Zoo does an exceptional job and keeping both the animals and the zoo patrons happy. Their new Zoo360 app is awesome, as well as the Zoo360 tunnels. How cool that you can see tigers roaming above you as you walk throughout the zoo!! It really is an incredible experience. Their new beer garden is such a fun addition to the zoo.
  • America's first zoo. I've been going there for over 40 years and just keeps getting better. Great for all ages. Plenty of amenities. Yet, needs to add device charging stations, because you'll want to take lots of pictures.
  • Beautiful animals, wonderful staff... Attended their Educator's Night on 8/23/2016, where the zoo was open to educators only from 5 - 8 pm. It was a beautiful night, the zoo wasn't packed, and the animals were almost all out and about. The zoo is spotlessly maintained and the animals appear very well cared for. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Many of the food concessions were closed but those that were open served good food at very reasonable prices. I highly recommend the soft ice cream in the waffle cone. I definitely plan on coming back, and would recommend the zoo for a class trip or family with children.
  • Such a beautiful zoo. Love seeing all the animals especially the baby gorilla. It's neat how they have so much space for their animals and how zoo keepers answer your questions. Beware of parking prices, it cost $20. Next time I go, I may just park at the park across the bridge, just park at your own risk.