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Hours, Directions & Parking

Philadelphia Zoo is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Entry Times: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Operating Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Philadelphia Zoo is located at the corner of 34th Street and Girard Avenue in Philadelphia’s historic Fairmount Park. The Zoo is just two miles from downtown Philadelphia and public transportation is available using SEPTA, which runs bus and trolley routes to the Zoo area.

3400 W. Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Cost: $17 (free for members – one car per membership)

Zoo parking is available in several lots and the Zoo Parking Garage along both Girard Avenue and 34th Street. Handicap spaces and spaces for vans are available in both Tiger Lot and the Parking Garage.