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Adventure at Every Turn

Make your Philadelphia Zoo visit memorable! From scavenger hunts and carousel rides to animal experiences and more, we offer a number of attractions for visitors of all ages. Check below for details on what's currently open.

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Spiders Alive Trapdoor spider

Spiders Alive!

Featuring 17 species of live arachnids, this exciting exhibit brings you face-to-face with some of the most fascinating spiders and scorpions in the natural world. Spiders Alive! is free with Zoo admission—see it in the building formerly known as Small Mammal House!

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Become a Philly Zoo Nature Blazer

Experience the Zoo like never before with our Nature Blazer scavenger hunt! Navigate our exhibits with a smart compass, completing challenges and answering trivia questions at each stop through an interactive mobile app powered by TRAKID.

$10 per wristband. Save when you bundle: Pay $15 for two wristbands or $18 for three wristbands. Purchase in advance below and pickup at the kiosk inside of the main gate. Available every operating day.

Please note, Nature Blazers purchasers must leave a collateral item (license, ID, keys, etc.) with the Nature Blazers attendant for the duration of the scavenger hunt program. Collateral items will be returned when players return their scavenger hunt compasses back to the attendant at the conclusion of their hunt.

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SEPTA® PZ Express Train

Take a ride on our NEW SEPTA® PZ Express Train, perfect for the little ones!

$4 per guest. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the kiosk inside the main the kiosk inside the main gate or at the train. Open 9:30 am to 3 pm every operating day, weather dependent.

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Amazon Rainforest Carousel

Take a whimsical ride on your favorite zoo animal!

$4 per guest. Tickets can be purchased online on the day of your visit. Open 9:30 am to 3 pm every operating day, weather dependent.

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Wings of Asia

Hand-feed a variety of colorful birds at this free-flight exhibit! Enjoy an up-close experience with some of the most beautiful birds on the planet.

$4 per guest. Tickets can be purchased in advance online. Open 10 am to 4 pm every operating day April through mid-November, weather dependent.

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Giraffe Encounter

Get up close and personal with the tallest animals on the planet! Feed our giraffe trio in this one-of-a-kind experience.

$6 per guest. Tickets can be purchased on-site the day of your visit. Re-opens Saturday, March 23, weather dependent.

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Lemur Island

Step inside and share a space with our family of ring-tailed and mongoose lemurs! This brand-new walkthrough experience takes you inside their exhibit located outside of PECO Primate Reserve—no fences, moats, or barriers of any kind.

Free experience for all visitors. Closed for winter and will re-open in Spring 2024.