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Save Time! Print Your Tickets or Membership at Home!

Purchase and print your Zoo admission and parking tickets at home and enjoy express entry at the Zoo’s main entrance. You can also print your new membership and use it the same day.

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

Closed for Recycling November 18

The Philadelphia Zoo will be closed on Tuesday, November 18, for a Zoo-wide recycling and repurposing day, as Zoo staff collect and sort items from across the Zoo’s campus and storage areas. This in-service day has been established as part of our own “walk the talk” preparation, as we approach our 2015 initiative “Year of the Gorilla” during which we will engage our guests in a focus on recycling as it relates to climate change and the survival of gorillas and other species. The Zoo will reopen with regular hours on Wednesday, November 19.

Visiting the Zoo? Be sure to check our new dining options.

Zoo Admission


In Season 
(March 1, 2014,
through October 31, 2014)

Winter Season 
(November 1, 2014,
through February 28, 2015)

Members FREE—Learn More! FREE—Learn More!
Adult $20 $16
Child (age 2-11) $18 $16
Child (under 2) FREE FREE


Member with valid membership card FREE (one vehicle per visit)
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Per vehicle $15

Amazon Rainforest Carousel

All seated riders $3 per person
Family Deluxe Members FREE
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SEPTA PZ Express Train

All riders $3 per person
Family Deluxe Members FREE
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The Zoo offers a $2.00 per ticket discount for active military. Tickets must be purchased at the Box Office, proper ID required.

Zoo gift certificates can be used to purchase Zoo memberships, admission tickets, parking, attractions, and food (at our dining locations). Gift Certificates can be purchased online, through the Call Center and at the Zoo’s main box office. And as a reminder, these certificates have no expiration date, so they make great gifts!

†The Amazon Rainforest Carousel operates year-round, weather permitting. All other rides operate through October 31, 2014. Please check locations for posted hours.

All ticket sales are final and may not be resold. No exchanges or refunds for any reason including inclement weather.

Please note: Admission rates and exhibit opening and closing schedules are subject to change without notice. Although Zoo admission for children under two is free, tickets are required for all guests, including those under two, for the PZ Express, Swan Boats, Amazon Rainforest Carousel and all animal rides. Tickets to these rides may be purchased at the Zoo. Visitor grants to the Philadelphia Zoo and its successors and assigns the absolute right and permission to use, publish and broadcast Visitor's picture or likeness (and the pictures and likenesses of Visitor's minor children), without additional approval, for purposes of advertising or trade in promoting and publicizing the Zoo.

Visiting Philadelphia? You’ll love CityPASS.Philadelphia City Pass
Save 44% off admission to Philadelphia’s 5 must-see attractions with Philadelphia CityPASS. You'll skip most ticket lines too. CityPASS ticket booklets are valid for nine days beginning with the first day of use. Cost: Adult $59 (value $106); Child (2-12) $39.
Ask for CityPASS when you arrive at the Philadelphia Zoo or buy online.