Hours, Directions & Parking
The Zoo is open from 9:30 AM to 3 PM Thursday through Sunday.
Entrance to the Zoo is permitted until 2:00 p.m. The last available reservation time for general admission is 1:00 p.m. Members do not need advance reservations.
The Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Day. LumiNature is open on New Year’s Eve.
Philadelphia Zoo is located at the corner of 34th Street and Girard Avenue in Philadelphia’s historic Fairmount Park. The Zoo is just two miles from downtown Philadelphia and public transportation is available using SEPTA, which runs bus and trolley routes to the Zoo area. Public Transportation is available on SEPTA via Route #15 trolley and the nearby Route 38 bus and the Philadelphia PHLASH, a seasonal transit service that runs weekend service (Friday-Sunday) in the spring and fall; and daily service in the summer and holiday seasons.
3400 W. Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Cost: $17 (free for members – one car per membership)
Parking is available at the Zoo Garage at 35th & Girard Ave, Tiger Parking Lot, and Zoological Drive. Handicapped accessible spots and spaces for vans are available in Tiger Lot and the Parking Garage.