Philadelphia Zoo



University City

3400 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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p: (215) 243-1100
f: (215) 243-5385
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Attractions - Zoos

Discover Zoo360, a first-in-the-world animal travel and exploration trail system that enables monkeys, orangutans, big cats and gorillas, to roam high above and around the Zoo.  Home to more than 1,300 rare and endangered animals, Philadelphia Zoo is the most visited destination in the region.  See and learn about giraffes, hippos, rhinos, polar bears, orangutans, gorillas, cheetahs, tigers, lions and much more throughout every season. Enjoy Wild Works, an aerial adventure ropes course that will have you pushing your limits and reaching new heights – fun for both adults little ones with two courses designed for different ages and skill levels. Make sure to leave enough time to grab a delicious lunch or have a beer at the Watering Hole Beer and Wine Garden.  Fantastic for Group outings! The Zoo offers special discount rates to groups of 15 or more – call 215-243-5235 to purchase.  Open year-round, closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.


Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 2.79 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 1.72 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 2.29 miles


Facility Amenities:
Accessible by Public Transit, Bus Parking, Handicap Access, Onsite Parking, Comp for Guides
Facility Information:
Family Friendly, Student Friendly
Group Information:
Group Friendly


Hours Sun:
10:a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hours Mon:
10:a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hours Tue:
10:a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hours Wed:
10:a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hours Fri:
10:a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hours Sat:
10:a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hours Special:
Dec.&Jan. 9:30-4p.m.

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