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.

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.

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, near the 6abc Zooballoon, and across from the Colobus monkeys at the south end of the Zoo.


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 North Gate entrance of the Zoo.

Face Painting

Get your face painted like your favorite animal at various locations throughout the Zoo! Face painting starts at $9.99 per person.

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available for Zoo memberships, tickets, parking and attractions. Gift certificates in amounts of $5 or greater may be purchased by calling 215-243-5254.

The amount contained on this gift certificate may be applied toward purchases at Zoo box office locations. Gift certificates cannot be redeemed online; Please call 215-243-5254 or visit the box office to apply toward your membership or ticket purchase. Excludes dining locations, vending machines, catering, event rentals and art attractions.

Gift certificates cannot be replaced if lost or stolen and cannot be returned or redeemed for cash. No cash change will be given, except as required by law. Use of gift certificates constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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.