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ADOPT Benefits

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Enjoy these great benefits when you adopt a Philadelphia Zoo animal.

With a gift of $50, you will receive:      

  • An email with a personalized certificate of adoption, species fact sheet, and photo of your adopted animal.
  • Admission for one to Adopt Day, held on the first Saturday in October.  This event includes a ceremony with delicious cake pops, along with keeper talks, raffle opportunities and mini guided tours throughout the day. Additional guests are welcome to join you with the purchase of a general Zoo admission ticket.  Please note: Depending on animals’ schedules, you may or may not be able to greet your specific animal.

 
With a gift of $150, you will receive all the benefits of the $50 level as well as:
 

  • One 20-minute private experience for two people. Add an extra guest to your experience for $50 a person. Limit 6 people total.

 
At the $450 level, you will receive:
 

  • A private visit for two people with the rhino, giraffes and hippos on the same day.
  • General Zoo admission for two people and complimentary parking for one car.
  • The benefits of the $50 level.

 
At the $1,000 level, you will receive:
               

  • A private visit for four people with the rhino, giraffes and hippos on the same day.
  • Membership to the Friends of the Philadelphia Zoo for one year. The Friends is a special group of donors that benefits from reserved parking, rides on all the attractions including the 6abc Zooballoon and invitations to special events.