Upcoming Events

The events below are open to public. For special events and previews available to only Zoo members, visit our Member News & Events page.

Philly Run Wild: Save the Orangutans 5K Run / Walk
(Zoo-hosted event,* organized by Orangutan Foundation International) 

April 27 7 a.m.

Sjögren's 10th Philadelphia Tri-State Walkabout & Health Fair
(Zoo-hosted event,* organized by Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation) 

May 3 8:30 a.m.

Worldwide Awareness Day
(Zoo-hosted event,* organized by 22q) 

May 18 8:30 a.m.

(Zoo-hosted event,* organized by National Eating Disorder Association) 

June 1 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Walk With Me Philadelphia
(Zoo-hosted event,* organized by Easter Seals) 

June 7 7:30 a.m.

Rock 'n' Roar

June 10 through August 19 11 a.m.
Pack your blanket and put on your dancing shoes, it’s time to rock and roar! Philadelphia Zoo’s Rock 'n' Roar concert series kicks off on June 10th and continues every other Tuesday throughout the summer.

Philadelphia Zoo is proud to host many of the area’s top family-friendly performers for this outdoor concert series, as they bring the joy and art of creating and performing live children’s music to a whole new level. All concerts are free with Zoo admission and will take place on Impala Lawn, so be sure to pack a comfy blanket and snacks.


June 10 Steve Pullara and the Cool Beans Band
June 24 Yosi and the Superdads
July 8 Mister G.
July 22 Ernie & Neal
August 5 Cris & Lou
August 19 The Paisley Pickles

*Artists subject to change.

Independence 5K
(Zoo-hosted event*) 

July 3 5 p.m.

Summer Ale Festival

July 19 6:30–10 p.m.
Enjoy an evening amongst friends and exotic creatures alike! The Philadelphia Zoo invites you to join us for Summer Ale Festival 2014 where you will sample regional craft beers and enjoy live music – all while surrounded by brilliantly colored birds, majestic great apes and exceptional big cats that call the Zoo's lush gardens and exhibits home.

Tickets include a souvenir tasting cup, free Zoo parking and a free shuttle from 30th Street Station. Summer Ale Festival is for guests 21 years or older.


October 4


Beast Feast

October 4-5 and 11-12  

Boo at the Zoo

October 18-19 and 25-26  

Zoo Noel

December 20-21  

*These events are brought to the Zoo by featured outside organizations and hosted by Philadelphia Zoo. Please contact the organizer for event details.