Food at the Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo offers a wide range of food and drink options to suit many tastes and dietary needs. All food and beverage locations are weather permitting. Availability and hours may vary seasonally. Check out the new dining options at the Zoo.

Members enjoy a 10% discount on food and drink from all dining locations at the Zoo.

Stroller and Wheelchair Rentals

Strollers, manual wheelchairs and a limited number of electric scooters are available to rent (while supplies are available) at the Zoo's Main Entrance.  Please note that some of our buildings and exhibit areas are not stroller accessible.

Single Stroller: $10
Double Stroller: $12
Wheelchair: $8
Electric Wheelchair: $30 

Family Restrooms

The Zoo offers family restrooms at the Main Entrance, KidZooU and across from the Colobus monkeys at the south end of the Zoo.


Indoor and outdoor food locations offer a variety of delicious eating options.  The Zoo also maintains picnic areas at several picturesque outdoor locations. Guests are permitted to bring their own food and drink—however, alcohol is not permitted on Zoo grounds.

Nursing Mothers Station

The Zoo has a private Nursing Mothers Station located inside the Rare Animal Conservation Center near the main entrance to the zoo. The station offers a rocking chair, bottle warmer, a high chair and a diaper changing station.


Our fun and whimsical shops feature an array of unique Zoo and wildlife gifts for kids and adults of all ages!

Photo Outpost

Get ready for your close-up and have your picture taken at the Philadelphia Zoo!  Photo Outpost is a roving photographic opportunity that captures your memories at different locations throughout the Zoo.  Before leaving, preview and purchase your pictures at the 6abc Zooballoon building.

Face Painting

Get your face painted like your favorite animal at Stacey's Face Painting. Face painting costs $8 per person.

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available for Zoo memberships, tickets, parking, attractions, and dining locations.

Other Amenities

ATM, bike racks and rest areas are easily accessible on Zoo grounds.

If You Need Assistance

Please contact a Zoo staff member for any security, emergency or first aid needs. You may also contact our staff by using the red emergency phones located throughout the Zoo, which are highlighted on our map.

Lost Children

Please ask any Zoo employee to notify Public Safety, or call on a red emergency phone.

Lost and Found

Lose or misplace something in the Zoo? Just ask any Zoo employee to direct you to our Lost and Found.