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Kick off the Independence Day festivities with an evening 5k fun run through America’s first zoo. Afterwards, enjoy an awards ceremony in the Big Cat Beer Garden.

By participating in the Zoo’s Red, White and Zoo Run on July 3, 2014, you will be supporting the Zoo’s overall mission of inspiring action for animals and habitats around the world.  
Throughout 2014, Philadelphia Zoo is celebrating the Year of the Big Cat as we encourage guests to become “big cat heroes” and help save these magnificent animals. Visitors will learn how their consumer choices and positive influence can protect endangered species like tigers and jaguars. Come celebrate your freedom to run wild!

New Member Tours

Saturday, July 26
Sunday, August 17

Available at 8:30, 8:45, or 9 a.m. Current members only; limited availability.

You're invited to learn more about the Zoo during a free, hour-long guided tour, designed just for new members! Online pre-registration is required.

All tours take place during Member Morning Strolls, when the Zoo opens one hour early just for members!  No registration is required to explore the Zoo on your own during Member Morning Strolls.

Member Morning Strolls

Member Morning Strolls are back!  Explore the zoo an hour before the gates open to the general public.


  • Sunday, June 15
  • Saturday, July 26
  • Sunday, August 17
  • Saturday, September 27
  • Sunday, October 12
  • Sunday, November 9

New! Member Discount on Food

Did you know that your membership card now entitles you to a 10% discount at all Zoo dining locations? Check out this year’s exciting new menus before your next visit!


You can have .5% of your total Amazon purchases donated to Philadelphia Zoo by registering with AmazonSmile! For more information and registration details, visit the AmazonSmile website.


ZooQuarterly is our quarterly newsletter describing special programs, events, articles and news exclusively for members of the Philadelphia Zoo.

View the Summer 2014 edition of ZooQuarterly!

Your Zoo in the News!

The Philadelphia Zoo is garnering a lot of media attention. For your convenience, we've compiled the links in our Press Room.