Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia

4.2
#1 of 15 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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  • Even in November with an icy cold, go! Unknown reptiles to primates, felines, bears... in pens well arranged to be observed, the staff are lovely, the Park is superb a beautiful afternoon
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  • We happened to go in October on a Saturday, a special “boo” day and it was fun to see all the children and many adults in costumes. However the crowds and noise were distracting from the animal viewin...  more »
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  • This is a great place to have fun with kids. It’s not huge (as compared to Bronx zoo) but I would say keep at least 5 hours if you are with kids , including lunch so that you don’t have to rush. I used The Philadelphia Pass but ticket prices were reasonable. I think, this Zoo is very thoughtfully designed, 1. Various attractions are placed in a way that you either visit in door exhibitions or walk through dense shadow of trees after every now and then. 2. Variety of Food options are available at various places so you always see something to eat/ drink nearby which is very important when you have kids with you. So if you see long queues or some wait time, feel free to walk little further and you will find another option nearby. Maps are useful to locate such options. 3. You can carry your own food and there are plenty of picnic areas available at various key locations. 4. Plenty of restrooms available at various places 5. Though zoo is small and Animals have smaller area , it’s designed in a way that you will have more visibility. 6. Wide variety of animals like Giraffe, penguins, lions , tigers, zebras, kangaroos, hippos , Rhinos and many more. 7. Attractions like kids train, carousel, bird feeding, face painting are available at some extra fee. 8. Friendly staff always ready to extend their help 9.Parking wasn’t far from zoo exhibitions. 10. Centrally located in heart of Philly. In short, this is a wonderful place and I hope, you will enjoy it.
  • This was a very nice zoos with many well designed spaces to view a wide variety of animals. I was really impressed with the zoo staff stationed at many of the locations and were eager and available for questions. This is also a very manageable zoo: there is a lot to see but one can see most everything within a 4 hour visit. The large cat area and some of the more unique animals were my favorites. Parking is also convenient in the garage adjacent to the zoo. Yes, it cost $16 to park but it's Philly! Also the zoo has a rather hefty ticket price so I took the advice of another google reviewer and purchased my ticket at a AAA office for a nice $9.00 discount. My main reason for 4 stars as opposed to 5 is because to I compare it to a couple of amazing zoos I have seen in Europe. This is one of the nicer U.S> zoos I have visited.

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