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Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia

Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • My wife and I just took our best friends to the Philadelphia Zoo this past Saturday. It was their first time at this zoo. To say the least, it was a disappointment. I have been to the Philadelphia....  more »
  • I haven’t visited in years and was very pleased to see a nice parking garage! Beautiful old brick buildings and fountains in America’s oldest zoo, as well as newer exhibits. Loved the mature trees.....  more »
  • Wonderful customer service! With an online booking mishap, I had to buy tickets online despite already having a membership. I mentioned this to the staff member at the gate and he was able to refund.....  more »
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  • Name the Animal and you will find it here. Good grouping of animals. Well maintained place. Easy to hangout and find specific animals. Carry a zoo map at entrance. Can spend easily 2 to 3 hrs in this place. They have a boating option too for interested ones.
  • We took a trip to the Philadelphia Zoo fro NYC. We got there around 11 AM on Wednesday morning and the place was practically empty except from a few camp trips there. The main parking lots still had lots of space. Parking is $16. Though the surrounding neighborhood isn't the best, the short walk from the parking lot to the zoo entrance is safe. The admission to the zoo is about $20-25. There are lots of animals at the zoo, all with adequate space. All animals appeared to be well maintained and cared for. As with most zoos, the earlier you get there the better..less crowds, closer parking and active animals. There are a few areas to grab a bit to eat as well as restrooms. Unfortunately, it was raining quite a bit that day so our trip was cut short. We plan on attending again soon. Keep in mind that if you plan to visit more than once in a year, the membership might be worthwhile. The membership includes unlimited admission for one year and includes parking and discounts at the zoo store and eateries throughout the zoo.
  • The staff was amazing. I hadn't been to a zoo in several years. The habitats for the animals were beautiful. My niece and I went behind the scene with the hippos. What an amazing experience. The staff couldn't have been any more informative . What a great time we had. Can't wait to go back.
  • I am an employee at the Philadelphia Zoo and I think that it is a really fun place to work. A few days ago a man named Taylor Fox and his son Harry came to the zoo and they were the nicest people to help. Mr Fox gave me and my co worker a really good laugh and that is why I love working there so much.
  • Great experience! I would highly recommend this Zoo. Went on a Friday and was almost empty of people, yet tons of varieties of animals and species to see! Great great great! Gorilla, Lion, and Rhino the best!

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