Philadelphia Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the nation. Founded in 1874, this 42-acre (17-hectare) sanctuary on the Schuylkill River bank is home to over 100 species of rare and exotic fauna. Explore the Carnivore Kingdom, Reptile Exercise Yard, Monkey Junction, Small Mammal House and other exhibits, and acquaint yourself with wildlife and their conservation. They shelter the Brazilian Agouti, Carribean Flamingo, and endangered species like the Micronesian Kingfisher, Western Lowland Gorrila and Panamanian Golden Frog. Visitors can also follow their interesting trails like Treetop or Great Ape. Children can enjoy river boat rides, safaris and the Amazon Rainforest Carousel. A viist is a great activity for school groups, campers, families and friends.
- Open Hours: Mar to Oct - Monday to Sunday from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM, Nov to Feb - Monday to Sunday from 09:30 AM to 04:00 PM
Animal Life, Educational, Sports and the Outdoors
- Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
- Nearest Train: Girard Avenue & 34th Street