The Erie Zoo (formally Erie Zoological Park and Botanical Garden of Northwestern Pennsylvania), is a zoological park in Erie, Pennsylvania. It is located on 15 acres (6.1 ha) of land in Glenwood Park, just off West 38th Street between Cherry Street and Glenwood Park Avenue. The zoo has more than 400 animals, while the botanical gardens and greenhouse have over 600 species of plants from around the world. The zoo, which operates from March to November, attracts more than 400,000 annual visitors.Before you head to Erie, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Erie road trip planner, to make sure you see all that Erie has to offer, including Erie Zoo.
The Erie Zoo is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
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Enjoyed visiting the zoo and taking a ride on the train. Beautiful day and not crowded. Animals were shy. more »
The Erie Zoo is everything a small-town Zoo should be and more. The Zoo's administration is passionate about providing visitors an excellent experience and it shows in the Zoo's offerings. Visitors... more »
It’s a great little zoo in the Erie area. I especially love coming here when school is back in session and I can just let my little ones run the paths. They have nice little programs throughout the day and the train ride is always fun. I also like that they are part of the national zoo system in which they have to adhere to certain rules pertaining to the animals to keep the animals best interests at heart. The traveling zoo program they have is especially great and my kids always live it when they come to their school. Plus, Zoo Boo is the best!!
Great way to spend the day with the kids. The baby orangutan Otis is so adorable!!! Also the play area in the children's section and the learning center are excellent for the kids. Biggest frog I've ever seen was here at the Frog Room in the Children's Adventure Center. Overall I would definitely recommend Erie Zoo for adults or those with kids.
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