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: Tours & Tickets

Features Animals
Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
All photos (1,240)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“big cats”(133 reviews)
“swan boats”(37 reviews)
“polar bear”(33 reviews)
About
Animals are on the move like never before at Philadelphia Zoo with Zoo360, a first-in-the-world system of trails passing through treetops, crossing over pathways & connecting habitats, giving animals like amazing big cats, majestic primates...more
Certificate of Excellence
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Contact
3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196
Website
+1 215-243-1100
Call
Improve This Listing
Philadelphia Zoo Tours and Tickets
from US$35.00
More Info
from US$61.00
More Info
from US$50.00
More Info
from US$32.00
More Info
from US$34.00
More Info
from US$30.00
More Info
from US$49.00
More Info
from US$34.00
More Info
from US$56.00
More Info
See all tours & tickets
Reviews (1,738)
Filter reviews
1,658 results
Traveller rating
840
565
188
42
23
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
840
565
188
42
23
Show reviews that mention
All reviews big cats swan boats polar bear reptile house indoor exhibits train ride parking garage family membership answer questions animals tiger lions cages habitat goats aviary catwalk
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,658 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trip to the zoo was awesome. All of the animals were out and my grandson really enjoyed DC the petting zoo. He also had a chance to feed the penguins as well.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The landscaping alone in this zoo shows what care is given to it. Each exhibit was carefully thought out and there was plenty written info on the animals. I liked that they had an overhead open tube like system that the animals could travel through...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 3 hours at the Philadelphia zoo. One of the best exhibits was the otter waterfall. We enjoyed seeing the gorillas at the PECO Primate Reserve but did not see the orangutan. We emjoyed seeing the cats - the tiger, the snow leopard, the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Bill R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been going to this zoo since I was a little girl and now I’m happy to share the experience with my daughter. The zoo has changed a lot over the years, but still hosts many beautiful animals and exhibits. One things I love that was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ereaus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Zoo is set up very nicely. Easily followed the map and saw everything. We missed our turn into the parking lot and went up to turn around. A security guard in a golf cart stopped us and directed us right up front close to the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank g3times
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent 4 hours here and of course could have spent the entire day. Have been to most of the other major zoos in the U.S. and while this one may not be as large it is a very nice offering. Plenty to see here...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank loesshawk2015
Reviewed 9 September 2019

1) It probably is better to purchase a membership than just buying the tickets if it is a party of two or more 2) Take your night vision goggles to have a glimpse at the night room (located in the Primate reserve near the Orangutans)...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank gamanamMadhurams
Reviewed 3 September 2019

Who would have known this amazing zoo was hidden in the heart of Philadelphia? It is a wonderful zoo, the oldest zoo in America. Its not very large but just big enough. Its perfect for younger children, with lots to see and to do. The...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank WellTravelGal
Reviewed 1 September 2019

I went here with my husband on a beautiful, sunny Saturday. We prepaid for parking and tickets online prior to coming and had no issues parking in the zoo’s main garage. This zoo’s main distinguish is being the oldest zoo in America. It has many...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank The_Wanderer1992
Reviewed 30 August 2019 via mobile

Excellent time in family and nice park. There are activities for kids, very playful. It is the oldest zoo of USA. We like it.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank cthsxm
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 90 nearby hotels
Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
1,845 reviews
2.24 km away
The Study at University City
327 reviews
2.33 km away
Homewood Suites University City
870 reviews
2.37 km away
The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel
1,712 reviews
2.38 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 5,326 nearby restaurants
Spot Gourmet Burgers
27 reviews
1.11 km away
Crime & Punishment Brewing Co
31 reviews
1.26 km away
Cosmic Cafe
20 reviews
1.07 km away
Rybrew
10 reviews
1.12 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,029 nearby attractions
Philadelphia Museum of Art
7,116 reviews
1.55 km away
Fairmount Park
279 reviews
1.21 km away
Please Touch Museum
1,294 reviews
1.29 km away
Boathouse Row
357 reviews
.92 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Warr1or
17 August 2019|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Roseana W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, by all means.
0
Votes
Leguizamo
18 July 2019|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from ctm85 | Reviewed this property |
No. Best way to cool off is visiting the indoor exhibits. Have fun!
1
Vote
OnAir07289820011
4 July 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from bluecard21 | Reviewed this property |
hi there,you can update it or renew online for $60 for individual and $90 for dual and $135 for family.
0
Votes