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Philadelphia Zoo in Philadelphia hotel
 Category: Attractions
Distance from hotel: 6.10 miles

Philadelphia Zoo: Wild Adventures and Animal Exhibits

As the oldest zoo in the United States, the Philadelphia Zoo is home to over 1,300 rare, exotic and endangered animals. Spanning 42 acres, get up close with the animals at Zoo360, the first animal travel and trail system designed for ultimate animal interaction. Spy on the primates swinging around canopied treetops in Treetop Trail, Gorilla Treeway, and Meerkat Maze. The extensive grounds consist of Victorian gardens, animal and environmental conservation, and KidZooU for younger guests. Built in 1874, the zoo welcomes 1.2 million animal lovers annually to see the lions, cheetahs, giraffes, and hippos roam around this popular family destination in Philly. 


Hours -

In-Season (March 1st - October 31st) 9:30 am - 5 pm
Off-Season (November 1st - February 28th)   9:30 am - 4 pm

Price -

Adults: $24.95; Children (ages 2-11): $19.95; Kids (under 2): Free; Members: Free


  • ZooTales
  • Summer Ale Fest
  • Run Wild for the Zoo 5K
  • OktoBEARfest
  • Mother's Day Brunch
  • Boo at the Zoo


  • Exhibits
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • School/camp Trips
  • Zoo360
  • Carousel


  • Is there special parking for members at the Philadelphia Zoo?

    Being a member of the Philadelphia Zoo has its benefits. Save money on parking as all members with proper ID receive free parking for one car. Parking for non-members is $16, and there is zoo parking along Girard Avenue or 34th Street. 
  • Can a friend or family member use your membership card?

    Unfortunately, only members and those listed on their family plan can use the membership for the Philadelphia Zoo. They are nontransferable, however,  for family memberships, up to six grandchildren under the age of 18 may be included, and there may be a third adult added to membership for just an extra $35. Photo ID's are required for all members.

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