We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Philadelphia Zoo

Features Animals
3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196
+1 215-243-1100
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
More Info
and up
Philly By Night Double Decker Bus Tour
More Info
and up
Hop-on Hop-off and Philly By Night Tour Combo
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Situated on 42 acres of beautiful gardens, the Philadelphia Zoo, America's first zoo, is home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered. Polar bears, African lions, Amur tigers, a white rhino, giraffes and more call this oasis home. As Philadelphia's leading cultural destination the Zoo boasts award-winning exhibits such as First Niagara Big Cats Falls, McNeil Avian Center, and PECO Primate Reserve.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“big cat” (48 reviews)
“polar bears” (40 reviews)
“reptile house” (27 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196
+1 215-243-1100
Write a ReviewReviews (1,502)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,435 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit to the zoo. It's VERY pricey ($51 for three, without parking), but we're spoiled from the free zoo in DC. We enjoyed the playgrounds and seeing the beautiful animals. This is a great zoo, and we have been to many.

Thank CapitalHill
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love it food games swan boats went there on my school trip I just am spechlless ride pony face painting

Thank Lawrence L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Philadelphia Zoo is great. However, it was smaller than I expected, and there were no elephants.

Thank jsftennis801
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming here sonce I was a child and it only gets better. Exhibits are beautiful. Appeals to young and old. You could spend a whole day here if you wanted. Also fun just to stroll through.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t get here as frequently as I could and this visit was cold and rainy but we had the opportunity to see the Red Pandas mom and babies. Animals were very active and outdoors. So while Philadelphia Zoo May not be the biggest or...More

Thank Lovetochew
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Had a great visit and at a very reasonable price. The zoo360 where the animals can walk above you was an extraordinary feature that you don't see in too many places. Went on a colder day and most animals were still out. Great visit!

Thank Rochelle K
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We visited the zoo in October of 2017, we were lucky and had great summer-like weather. The zoo is really nice, great animals and not too busy. The only thing we didn't like was the amusement park like atmosphere. It's expensive to go to the...More

Thank goldengirl217
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We we're really impressed with the Zoo 360 feature. We felt that the exhibits were bigger than many other zoos we have been to.

Thank Alli M
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the zoo a day after going to Longwood Gardens. For about the same price, we felt Longwood was 3 or 4 times more enjoyable and impressive. We did like the zoo 360 concept, but only saw animals in it one or two times...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Worth a visit to the Zoo. Lot of variety to see and 360 view of lot of animals. Walk from parking to Zoo entrance will be a bit awful due to bad smell on the way

Thank Zia A
Nearby Restaurants
Eat Cafe
5 reviews
1.23 km away
Cosmic Cafe
11 reviews
.90 km away
7 reviews
1.22 km away
7 reviews
1.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Philadelphia Museum of Art
5,933 reviews
1.53 km away
Please Touch Museum
1,169 reviews
1.44 km away
Boathouse Row
303 reviews
.81 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Felicia M
1 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Rajesh S | Reviewed this property |
When i went with my family i did everything at the park. You cn pay ur parking ticket when u buy ur park entrance passes. It was a no hassle situation. Have tons of fun. Make sure u take ur camers with u.
Ashley J
13 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from TRIB2 | Reviewed this property |
The animals go inside and you can view inside the buildings. Depending on how cold it is.
Scharlet D
7 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from dundeeb0y | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in fact the certificates can also be used towards parking, membership and the gift shops.