Philadelphia Zoo is home to more than 1,300 animals – many rare and endangered – including giraffes, hippos, rhinos, polar bears, orangutans, gorillas, cheetahs, tigers, lions and much more! Discover Zoo360, first-in-the-world animal travel and exploration trail system that enables monkeys, orangutans, big cats, and gorillas, to roam high above Zoo grounds beyond their traditional habitat. Soar into the air in the 6abc ZooBalloon for an incomparable view of the Philadelphia skyline. Take in award-winning exhibits, including KidZooU, a wildlife academy that offers dynamic displays, rare breeds and hands-on experiences; First Niagara Big Cat Falls; and McNeil Avian Center. Philadelphia Zoo is open year-round: March 1- November 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission: Adult: $20 Child (age 2-11): $18; November 2 – February 28 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission: Adult: $16 Child (age 2-11): $16; Members are FREE all year; Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. Great for Groups! The Zoo offers special discount rates to groups of 15 or more. All group tickets must be ordered and paid for at least two weeks in advance. Visit the website for more information or call 215-243-5235.
Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 2.82 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 1.74 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 2.32 miles