Philadelphia Zoo is sprawled over 42 acres (17 hectares), on the banks of the Schuylkill River. It is the oldest zoo of the country, dating back to 1874. It houses more than a hundred species of common and rare animals, right from the top to the bottom of the food chain. It offers numerous exhibits such as Carnivore Kingdom, Small Mammal House, Reptile Exercise Yard and Monkey Junction. Befriend a Brazilian Agouti or a Carribean Flamingo and learn fun facts about each animal. Meander through pathways such as the Treetop Trail and the Great Ape Trail. This zoo is also involved in the conservation of natural habitats. Its efforts have sheltered endangered fauna like the Addax, Micronesian Kingfisher, Panamanian Golden Frog and Western Lowland Gorrila. After an engaging day with wildlife, kids can amuse themselves with river tours on swan boats, pony rides, camel safaris and an Amazon Rainforest Carousel. This zoo hosts school visits, summer camps, as well as weddings, corporate events and birthday parties.
- 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