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Wildlife Spotlight Series

Learn from the Experts

Learn about your favorite species in our NEW Wildlife Spotlight Series! Connect with our animal experts, enjoy animal-themed activities for all ages, and experience our exhibits from a new perspective. The Wildlife Spotlight Series is included with Zoo admission!

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Earth Day Spotlight

April 25-28 | Celebrate the planet we all call home and learn how we can make it better for wildlife—and ourselves. Presented by Discover Lancaster.

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Migratory Birds Spotlight

May 9-12 | Learn about the birds that travel over Philadelphia on the Atlantic Flyway during their Spring migration.

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Otters Spotlight

May 23-26 | Celebrate World Otter Day with our Giant River Otters.

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Endangered Species Spotlight

June 13-16 | Come face-to-face with some of the most endangered species on Earth and learn about how YOU can help save them.

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Giraffe Spotlight

June 20-23 | Celebrate World Giraffe Day with Stella, Abby, and Bea!

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Reptiles & Amphibians Spotlight

July 11-14 | Come find your new favorite animal among the dozens of species that live in our Reptile & Amphibians House!

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Bears Spotlight

July 18-21 | Learn more about your favorite bears with a special focus on our Andean bear, Sinchi, for Andean Bear Day!

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Big Cats Spotlight

August 8-11 | Get up close and personal with the biggest carnivores at the Zoo while checking out the newly renovated Big Cat Falls.

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Rhino Spotlight

August 22-25 | Come celebrate one of Philadelphia's most famous residents: Tony, the white rhino!

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Birds Spotlight

September 5-8 | It's one of the most exciting weekends of the year for Philadelphia: Vulture Awareness Day AND the kickoff to the Eagles season. Go Birds!

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Spiders & Insects

September 19-22 | Some of the Zoo's smallest residents are also the most interesting. Come visit Spiders Alive! and learn more about all the insects and arachnids that we care for.

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October 3-6 | Check out the many different primates that live here in Philadelphia.

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Native Animals

October 31-November 3 | Come learn more about the animals that you can find living all over our region.

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Domestic Animals

November 7-10 | Celebrate the bonds we form with animals that have grown to live alongside humans. Presented by Discover Lancaster.

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December 5-8 | Learn more about waterfowl from all over the world during Weird Duck Season in Philadelphia!

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Get More with Membership

Our Wildlife Spotlight Series is included with Zoo admission—enjoy them all for free when you become a member! Zoo members enjoy free admission and parking, exclusive events and content, discounts on dining and retail, and so much more. Membership pays for itself in just two visits!

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