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LumiNature Presented by Chase Opens at Philadelphia Zoo

LumiNature at Philadelphia Zoo glimmers again this holiday season. Now open through January 9, LumiNature transforms the Zoo from its daytime magic into a dazzling winter wonderland. Read more.

BIG TIME Opens at Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo announced today, its new seasonal experience, BIG TIME: LIFE IN AN ENDANGEROUS AGE, is OPEN and ticket reservations should be made online! (more)

Philadelphia Zoo announces BIG TIME: Life in an Endangerous Age

Philadelphia Zoo announced BIG TIME: Life in an Endangerous Age, a new immersive multi-sensory experience featuring 24-life-size, animatronic dinosaurs that will transport guests back to when these giants roamed the Earth. (more)

UNLESS Contest Receives Innovation Education Award

Philadelphia Zoo is proud to announce the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation UNLESS™ Contest (The UNLESS Contest) has been awarded the prestigious, national Innovation Education Award at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Annual 2020 Conference. (more)

Philadelphia Zoo Updates Fall Hours

Philadelphia Zoo announced today plans to open to guests and members on Friday through Sunday beginning September 7th. (more)

Welcome Baby Flamingo

Philadelphia Zoo is pleased to welcome an adorable new member to its ever-growing family: a flamingo chick, hatched on July 12—is the first of this species to hatch at the Zoo in more than 20 years! (more)

Philadelphia Zoo Reopening

Philadelphia Zoo is set to reopen to the public on Thursday, July 9th. (more)

Naming our Sloth Bear Cub

Philadelphia Zoo announced today it is enlisting the help of the public to choose a name for its new sloth bear cub. (more)

LumiNature at Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo announces the opening date for LumiNature, a fantastical holiday-season light experience that will transform the Zoo, taking guests on a magical journey of lights, music, sounds and surprises…..all designed to inspire and delight each and every night. (more)

Gorilla Treeouse

Philadelphia Zoo unveiled Gorilla Treehouse, a new aerial adventure for the Zoo’s majestic primates to enjoy! An enormous 20’ high climbing structure, Gorilla Treehouse offers highflying fun for the Zoo’s amazing gorillas and is made of white oak, black locust and cedar wood. The new atmosphere is enriching the days of some of the Zoo’s most popular residents by offering additional exercise and daily fun. (more)

WildWorks Ropes Course

Guests at Philadelphia Zoo can immerse themselves in an aerial adventure crossing bridges, balancing on ropes, climbing through obstacles, and taking a quick zip right to the bottom….all while safely hitched to a climbing harness! The Zoo’s new WildWorks ropes course, presented by Independence Blue Cross, offers high-flying fun that will have guests pushing limits and reaching new heights. (more)

Neil Batiancila, Chief Development Officer

Philadelphia Zoo is pleased to announce Neil Batiancila as its new Chief Development Officer. (more)