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Philadelphia Zoo


Philadelphia Zoo is America’s first zoo and a famous destination where you can find all rare and endangered species of birds and more than 1,300 species of animals from around the world conserved. Whether a first-time visitor or a long-time supporter, you will find something new each time you walk through this 43-acre Victorian Garden. Discover a new world of innocent creatures which become a part of your unforgettable memories.

Zoo Amenities:

Find all the necessary amenities at this unique Philadelphia Zoo where you can have fun along with all comforts you may need:

  • Stroller and wheelchair rentals and electric scooters
  • Family Restrooms
  • Food facilities with picnic areas
  • Retail shops with wildlife and zoo gifts
  • Photo outpost
  • ATM machines
  • Bike racks
  • Rest areas
  • Security, emergency and first aid facilities
  • Lost and Found facility

Zoo Dining:

Feed your tummies and get ready for another round of fun with the Philadelphia Zoo friends with the tasty cuisines offered at the famous dining shops. These dining facilities include Smokehouse BBQ, Healthy Options, Philly Cheese Steak, Impala Café, Lemonade & Cotton Candy, Ice Cream Oasis, Northgate Plaza, The Ice Cream Barn, Hebrew National Hot Dog Stand, Mini Melts and Philly Pretzel Factory.

Zoo Etiquette:

Prohibitions at Philadelphia Zoo are smoking, throwing objects or tapping or banging at the exhibit glass, playing radios, share your food, bringing pets and climbing the trees or picking flowers.

Attractions/ Habitats/ Rides:

Find all sources of fun and knowledge at the Philadelphia Zoo.

African Plains:

Home to a wide variety of African animals including giraffes, a giant southern white rhino, zebras, sable antelopes, Mhorr’s gazelles, secretary birds, saddle-billed storks, west African crowned cranes and cheetahs.

Australian Animals

It is a home to and exhibits Red Kangaroos.

First Niagara Big Cat Falls

Creating a stunning landscape of lush habitats and waterfalls and exhibiting big cats like tigers, lions, jaguars and more.

Bear Country

Discover all kinds of bears here, sloth bears, spectacled bears, polar bears and occasionally, bears from other zoos.

Bird Valley

Find all colorful birds with flamingos and penguins. Some more habitats include Carnivore Kingdom, McNeil Avian Center, Monkey Junction, PECO Primate Reserve, Prairie Dogs, Rare Animal Conservation Center, Reptile and Amphibian House, Reptile Exercise Yard, Small Mammal House and Tortoise Trail.


The rides offered at Philadelphia Zoo are Amazon Rainforest Carousel, Birds of Australia, Camel Safari, Channel 6 Zooballoon, Draft Horse and Pony Rides, PZ Express, PZ Panning Co. and Swan Boats where the guest of any age can have fun and with family and all zoo creatures around.

Things TO Do:

Enjoy the beautiful times at Philadelphia Zoo with all your loved ones when you have various options to make the trip memorable. The Zoo is perfectly suited for every business or social occasion from 50 to 10,000 guests; “Zoo on Wheels” brings animals and activities sure to keep kids on the edge of their seats for classrooms, community events or birthdays; Zoo offers overnights, classes and camps for kids in “Educational Programming”; Adopt an animal and encounter tons of fun and the guests can also support the zoo or volunteer at the zoo by contacting the Philadelphia Zoo Management. “The School Field Trips” provide a wide array of educational lessons with lively discussions and hands-on activities while “Community access Program” provides free or reduced-price lunches eligible for free admission to the Zoo from September 4, 2012 through April 30 to 50% or more of the students. The Zoo also offers special discount rates to groups of 15 or more.