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Philadelphia Zoological Society

3400 West Girard Ave Philadelphia, PA 19104

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A fabulous zoo that will keep families engaged for hours on end.

Plan to spend your entire day or at least a half day at the Philadelphia Zoo in West Philadelphia. As the first zoological society in the country, this zoo continues to be on the forefront of interactive exhibits.

The team at the zoo has put a lot of effort in recent years into developing hands-on components  that are wonderful for a variety of ages. A prime example of this is the awesome KidZooU exhibit: a children’s zoo and education center (indoor/outdoor) that offers an opportunity to get close-up to some of the animals, climb to see animals from new vantage points, and dynamic displays.

This space is completely wheelchair accessible and has quiet spaces adjacent to the KidZooU family restroom for nursing or calming little ones.


Parking Restrooms Good for All Ages Changing Table Has Food ADA-Friendly Animals
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Nora Sutherland
Nora Sutherland grew up on Long Island, NY but has called the Greater Philadelphia region home for the past 16 years. She is a mom to two fun-loving, adventurous young children and has been honored to be involved with Happyly since its inception. Nora earned her undergraduate degree in Art History from the University of Delaware, where her love for travel grew during formative study abroad experiences in France and Italy. As an executive recruiter focused on social impact by day, she wants to make the most of her nights and weekends with her family -- they can be found exploring the best-themed playgrounds, trail walks, kid-friendly breweries, and cultural institutions throughout the Philadelphia 5-county region or filling you in on vacation highlights. She is one of our Philadelphia ambassadors and most proud of her sister, lifelong role model, and Founder & CEO of Happyly, Caitlin Iseler, for sharing her dream with the world.
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