Past Events

Easter Bunny Brunch

April 15 & 16

Philadelphia Zoo Easter Bunny Brunch

Bunny! Enjoy a brunch buffet, followed by an Easter egg hunt and photos with Bunny. Other activities include crafts for children of all ages and mingling with live animals.

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Breakfast With Santa

December 3,4 & 10,11

Philadelphia Zoo Breakfast with Santa

Philadelphia Zoo members are invited to celebrate the magic of the holiday season and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet with Santa Claus as he travels the globe to visit America’s first zoo. 

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Zoo Noel

December 3 & 4, 10 & 11

Philadelphia Zoo Zoo Noel

Philadelphia Zoo transforms into a winter wonderland for Zoo Noël as Santa travels to America's first Zoo for this holiday celebration! 

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Boo at the Zoo

October 22. 23, 29 & 30

Philadelphia Zoo Boo at the Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo is adding a little green to your Halloween with the return of Boo at the Zoo! Bring your family and little ones for a day of spooky adventures.

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Philadelphia Zoo Global Conservation Gala

October 27, 2016

Philadelphia Zoo Gala

Philadelphia Zoo’s Annual Global Conservation Gala honors individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership, dedication, and achievement in the world of conservation. This signature event greatly advances the Zoo’s mission of conservation education and community engagement. The 2016 Global Conservation Gala will highlight the critical role that Philadelphia Zoo plays in creating lasting connections among people; among people, animals and nature; and among the Zoo, its neighbors and the region.

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Beast Feast

October 1 & 2, 8 & 9

Philadelphia Zoo Beast Feast

Watch as Zoo animals play with, eat, and enjoy pumpkins and other seasonal treats during this fall celebration. Marvel as magnificent big cats and great apes frolic and toss around their pumpkins and other harvest goodies. Fun for all ages, be sure to come by and experience the fun!

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Summer Ale Festival

July 16, 2016

Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Festival

Summer Ale Festival, the Zoo’s annual beer festival set among big cats, great apes and exotic creatures, returns for another year of wild fun! Presented by Constellation, Summer Ale Festival tickets include admission to the Zoo, unlimited beer samples from the region’s top breweries, a live band, DJ, games and more. A variety of Philadelphia’s best food trucks will also be serving pay-as-you-go selections to pair with your favorite brews.

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Rock 'n' Roar

July 12 & 26, August 9 & 23

Philadelphia Zoo Rock 'n' Roar

Philadelphia Zoo is proud to host many of the area’s top family-friendly performers for this outdoor concert series, as they bring the joy and art of creating and performing live children’s music to a whole new level. All concerts are free with Zoo admission and take place on Impala Lawn, so be sure to pack a comfy blanket and snacks. It’s one summer event that you don’t want to miss!

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PECO Primate Jungle Days

June 18 & 19

Philadelphia Zoo PECO jungle days

Swing into PECO Primate Reserve for a weekend-long exploration of the world’s magnificent primates. Free with Zoo admission, PECO Primate Jungle Days includes arts and crafts, keeper chats and unique opportunities to learn more about your favorite lemurs, monkeys and apes!

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