Established in the early 1800s, the Philadelphia Zoo is the oldest of its kind in America. Today it is home to nearly 2,000 ... More
Established in the early 1800s, the Philadelphia Zoo is the oldest of its kind in America. Today it is home to nearly 2,000 creatures great and small from the top of the food chain to the bottom. Rare species from around the world are on hand, such as white lions, pandas, polar bears, and the country's only giant river otters. Call or check website for admission prices.
the zoo really needs to amp up its eating places etc... they need to increase the size of the zoo, create more things to do for the kids and parents. the service and selection for food was HORRIBLE. the prices for certian things were a bit high. like the gift shop etc.. and kid rides. also there wasnt very much in the way of zoo professionals! they should all be out engaging the customers and showing off the various things/facts about the animals!
this place sucked. we were 2 of only like 20 people, possibly not thatmany in the zoo. not many animals around, no shows or anything. i probably saw more squirrels than actual zoo attractions! for 40 for both of us inc parking, it sucked. easiest the worst zoo i've been to haha!
zoo is old and lacks feel in the winter, they coulda done a better job and improvise and adapt for the winter months i.e. like a winter wonderland theme or something!
It is not worth the money.$12.00? Really? At the Saint Louis Zoo you get in free! Also, it's one of the best in the world!The atmosphere great.Now back to the zoo in Philly. It should not be a place to go sightseeing on your vacation. Try going to a park instead.Or you can try go to the Betsy Ross House.But trust me, it's not worth paying $12.00 for.
The Philly Zoo is the oldest zoo in the US. They have extremely limited space, yet they are constantly updating and modernizing to make the best use of it. It makes for a fun day, with or without the kids. At 17.95 per person, it is much less expensive than many zoos, and I highly recommend becoming a member. A single membership (which allows 2 people to go as often as they wish) is only $55. You get free parking with it. The zoo is great both in good weather, and when it's raining. As a member, I don't feel I need to spend the whole day there, I can spend a couple of hours on rainy days looking at the indoor exhibits, and then spend sunny days outside. It's also a great way to get in some healthy exercise. In addition to supporting the animals, your entrance fee also supports the many conservation programs the zoo participates in. It's a great way to bond with the family, and educate them at the same time. I highly recommend it!
First of all just getting there is a headache. Traffic is unbelievable and parking takes forever. Then it is $12 to park and $18 a head to get in.
The zoo was just a total disappointment. I thought it would have gotten better from when I was last there a few years ago but it did not. It got worse. Many of the exhibits were empty. Others just had things like rabbits or ducks in him. Many of the animals looked so sad such as the elephants and rhino. The exhbit for the elephants was so small and the poor rhino seemed to struggle just to find a shady spot to lay down.
Overall, the place is just rundown. It's America's first zoo and it looks like they havne't done much too it since it opened.
Well, waited in the hot sun for 30 minutes to get food for my family. Selection was PIZZA, HOT DOG, APPLE SLICES, CHICKEN and FRIES. Maybe another item I forgot. After waiting 30 minutes, they had NO NAPKINS, NO STRAWS, NO FORK, NO KNIFE, NO CONDIMENTS. What the?? Oh, and not nearly enough tables to seat people. They were full too.
I would never go back and I recommend you visit somewhere else. I can say however all the employees we ran into were very nice and helpful. Unfortunately however they are stuck working in a rundown overpriced "zoo".
The Zoo is very small and there are very few animals. The carousel and train rides are not definitely worth for 3$. Train ride is shame! You may not need more than 3 - 4 hrs see all the animals. Also, the food served in the Zoo is not that good. I waited for more than 40 mts in the queue on a crowdless day to get one french fries. Don't think it's worth it. Disappointing!
We spent a special family day at the Zoo, It was my 5 year old grandsons first time and a very long time for my son who is now on his way to kuiat. They both were just in aw and it did my heart good to see this. The Philadelphia Zoo now holds a very special place in our hearts.
This place was awesome. My son loved the open enclosures which allowed him to sit and lean over just enough to promote "I can touch it Mommy!" thoughts. We were a little shocked about the prices of the pony/horse rides ($5) which last all about 2 minutes that you had to share with another rider. All and all it was a clean spacious zoo and the animals were all very healthy looking. We were inlove with the big cats that had a marvelous designed habitat. We are going again in the fall.
Basically, the greatest thing ive done all summer, and im 17 so that means something. I highly recommend visiting the zoo, so many cute little critters to see and some big boys like the gorilla and rhino, etc. Worked out really well as a date with my girlfriend and its fun as long as you like animals to some degree. Only bad thing i have to say is that the red panda was hiding somewhere so i never saw him, which was dissapointing bc he probably would have been my fav, but im sure youll have better luck. Not sure how else I can convince you, just go.*peer pressure*
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