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Philadelphia Zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo, located in West Philadelphia, has over 300 species of animals spread throughout its beautiful 42-acre space. As one America's first zoos, it also is known for its historic architecture, including the home of William Penn's grandson. 

How to get there

Hop Bus Route 38 or Trolley Route 15. Or flash your SEPTA Key or Pass Pass on the Philly PHLASH and ride for free!

Fare

There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you.

Things To Do

In the McNeil Avian Center, visitors can walk-through habitats and observe over 100 birds from around the world. Big Cat Falls gives visitors an up-close look at felines like lions, leopards, jaguars, pumas, and tigers. 

Upcoming Local Happenings
Luminature

LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo

Girard Avenue

After last year’s hiatus, LumiNature returns to transform the Philadelphia Zoo into a nighttime winter wonderland beginning this Thursday. Occupying the zoo’s entire footprint, LumiNature features over a dozen illuminating and interactive experiences, including a menagerie of 500 colorful illuminated flamingos, a 25-foot-tall flamingo holiday tree, over 200 illuminated penguins and a 21-foot-tall colored snake. Timed tickets must be purchased in advance. Get there on SEPTA Routes 15 or 38. 

20210325 00:00 20220110 00:00 America/New_York LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo <p>After last year&rsquo;s hiatus,&nbsp;<a href="https://philadelphiazoo.org/luminature/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">LumiNature</a>&nbsp;returns to transform the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/attractions/philadelphia-zoo/">Philadelphia Zoo</a>&nbsp;into a nighttime winter wonderland beginning this Thursday. Occupying the zoo&rsquo;s entire footprint, LumiNature features over a dozen illuminating and interactive experiences, including a menagerie of 500 colorful illuminated flamingos, a 25-foot-tall flamingo holiday tree, over 200 illuminated penguins and a 21-foot-tall colored snake. Timed tickets must be purchased in advance. Get there on SEPTA Routes 15 or 38.&nbsp;</p> 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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