Philadelphia Zoo to Reopen With Restrictions

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Philadelphia Zoo is reopening to members July 6th & the general public on July 9th. Timed tickets go on sale this week

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Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia ZooPhiladelphia, PA - Philadelphia Zoo is set to reopen to the public on Thursday, July 9th. Taking a phased reopening approach, the Zoo will welcome Philadelphia Zoo Members beginning Monday, July 6th and Tuesday, July 7th and Wednesday, July 8th and to the general public on Thursday, July 9th.


Philadelphia Zoo Sets Date to Reopen

Zoo Members can reserve tickets online starting Thursday, June 25th and the general public can purchase tickets online beginning Friday, June 26th at

In addition to a phasing opening, the Philadelphia Zoo will also be limiting visitor capacity as well as implement health and safety measures recommended by state and local officials to provide a safe environment for humans and animals alike.

“We are happy to welcome everyone back to see our amazing animals and excited staff while connecting with nature and the outdoors,” says Dewan.

Philadelphia Zoo Covid-19 Restrictions

  • All guests MUST reserve / pre-purchase timed-tickets for admission at Tickets will not be available for purchase onsite.
  • Tickets for ages 2+ are $20, and parking is $17 per vehicle. Children under age 2 are free but must have a reserved ticket.
  • Members must make advanced reservations online and may reserve one visit per membership at a time for up to the number of adults, children, and guests covered by their membership.
  • Social distancing is required.asks are required for guests 8+
  • Masks are encouraged for children age 2-7
  • No masks for children under 2

Philadelphia Zoo Attractions

  • Indoor animal exhibits and attractions including the Rainforest Carousel, Wildworks Ropes Course, SEPTA PZ Express Train, and Swan Boats remain closed.
  • Touchless toilets, faucets, paper towel, and soap dispensers.
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the campus.
  • More grab and go food selections and touchless transactions at food locations like The Urban Green, Impala Plaza, Eagles’ Roost—for mobile order scheduled pick-up as well as window service and Dippin’ Dots.
  • Guests can bring their own food in the Zoo.
  • Clean Team - staffers dedicated to sanitizing and cleaning high touch areas.
  • New procedures that allow public safety officers to check bags without touching.
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