Insider Tips

Find a new route to the Zoo!

Did you know you can access Girard Avenue from either Lancaster or Belmont Avenue? How about taking the Spring Garden Street Bridge or Tunnel? You can get to the Zoo and avoid the Schuylkill Expressway! Check out these alternate directions below, or download the directions in PDF format.

From Rt. 676 Westbound (from the east)

Benjamin Franklin Parkway Exit
  • Follow Rt. 676 to Benjamin Frankin Parkway (22nd St.) exit.
  • Stay in the left lane up the ramp, but turn right onto 22nd St.
  • Follow one block to light.
  • Make left onto the outer lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
  • Bear right through three lights as you move onto Kelly Drive.
  • At fourth light, turn onto Sedgley Dr.
  • Bear to the right (as street becomes Poplar Dr.) and follow to Girard Ave.
  • Turn left onto Girard Ave. and follow one block to the Zoo at 34th St. and Girard Ave.

From Schuylkill Expressway (Rt. 76) Eastbound (from the west)

  • Follow Rt. 76 East to Montgomery Dr. exit (#341).
  • Make a right off the ramp onto Montgomery Dr.
  • Continue on Montgomery and make a left onto Belmont Ave.
  • Make a left onto Parkside Ave.
  • Make a left onto Girard Ave.
  • Zoo parking starts at 38th St. and Girard Ave. Zoo is located at 34th St. and Girard Ave.

From Schuylkill Expressway (Rt. 76) Westbound (from the east)

  • Follow 76 West to Montgomery Dr. exit (#341).
  • Turn left at the light onto Montgomery Dr.
  • Continue on Montgomery Dr. and make left onto Belmont Ave.
  • Make a left onto Parkside Ave.
  • Make a left onto Girard Ave.
  • Zoo parking starts at 38th St. and Girard Ave. Zoo is located at 34th St. and Girard Ave.

Additional Hints

If you're coming from City Ave. or the City Ave. (south) exit of I-76, you can connect to Girard Ave. by taking Belmont Ave. (via Conshohocken State Road) or Lancaster Ave. (if you are coming from Delaware County). Remember to check local traffic reports for daily closures and detours.