Zoos In Pennsylvania


The zoos in Pennsylvania make for a fun, interesting and educational experience the whole family can enjoy.

Spend a day strolling the zoos, enjoying refreshments, getting close to the animals at petting zoos or a bird aviary.

Some offer Pennsylvania zoo coupons, overnight stays and Halloween fun and activities.

You'll love seeing all the animals in their natural habitats.

Love penguins? Be sure to visit the Pittsburgh zoo.


Abe's Buggy Rides
2596 Old Philadelphia Pike
Bird in Hand PA 17505
717-392-1794

Open Monday - Saturday 10 AM-4 PM April to end of December

  • Rabbits, goats, miniature horses - kids petting zoo
  • Also has amish buggy country rides:
    20, 30, 45, 60, 75 minute rides and a 2 1/2 hour ride
    Prices start at $10 ages 13 and older
    Start at $5 for kids 3-12. Kids under 2 ride free
  • Bird In Hand PA Hotels
Abe's Buggy Rides

http://www.abesbuggyrides.com

Animaland Zoological Park

4181 Route 660
Wellsboro PA 16901
570-724-4546
http://www.animalandzoo.com
animaland@epix.net

One of the zoos in Pennsylvania open May 1 - November 1 7 days:
May 10 AM-5 PM, June 9 AM-5 PM, July-August 9 AM-6 PM
September-October 10 AM-5 PM
November - April - limited opening depending on weather

Prices:
65 and up $7
Adults $8
Students 13 and up $7
Kids 3-12 $5
Kids under 2 Free

On Rte 660 9 miles W of Wellsboro, 1.2 miles E of Leonard Harrison State Park at the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon

  • 200+ exotic and wild animals including:
    One of the zoos in Pennsylvania with black bears
    Llamas
    Kangaroos
    Donkeys and Miniature Horses
    Sheep
    Deer
    Potbelly Pigs
    Monkeys
    Leopards, Lynx, Cougars
    Tigers
  • Snack Barn
  • Gift shop 

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
150 Cherry Hill Road
Ronks PA 17572
717-687-6843 or 866-546-1799
http://www.cherrycrestfarm.com

Open late May to late June Saturdays only
Open beginning of July to beginning of November
Closed Sunday and Monday

corn maze

Prices:
Maze and 36 Farm Fun Activities:
$14.95 12 and up
$12.95 ages 3 - 11
Free under age 2

Farm Fun Activities Only:
$11.95 age 3 and up

Flash Light Mazes: $10 Adult, $8 Kids
Season Pass: $35 ages 12 and up, $30 ages 3-11

May-June: $8.95 ages 3 and up (no maze)

  • The Farm Animal Center includes ducks, llamas, and pigs
  • 5 acre corn maze
  • One of the zoos in Pennsylvania with wagon rides and tours
  • Pedal Kart Tracks
  • Goat walk at the Farm Animal Center
  • Baby chicks hatchery
  • Obstacle Course
  • Hay Chute Slide, Hay Tunnel, Hay Jump
  • Jumping pillow
  • Food:
    Home Cookin Cafe, Sweet Corn Shed, Barnyard Cafe. Or bring a picnic lunch
  • Stay at Cherry Crest Meadow's Farmhouse Suite
  • More Ronks PA Hotels

prairie dogs

Claws 'n' Paws Wild Animal Park
1475 Ledgedale Rd
Lake Ariel PA 18436
570-698-6154
http://www.clawsnpaws.com

Open May 1 to mid October
10 AM - 6 PM daily

Prices:
12 and older $14.95
Age 2-11 $10.95
Age 65 and up $13.95
Under 1 free
1 year pass: Adult $35, Junior: $25, Senior $32.50

Rte 590 4 miles E of Hamlin PA

  • 120+ exotic and rare animals including:
    Panthers
    One of the zoos in Pennsylvania with lions and tigers
    Bears
    Prairie Dogs
    Monkeys
    Cougars, bobcats
    Rattlesnakes, iguanas
  • 2 animal shows daily May to Labor Day
  • Petting zoo
  • Parrot aviary
  • Giraffe feeding
  • Interact with African tortoises
  • Lake Ariel PA Hotels


Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
18628 Route 15
Allenwood PA 17810
570-538-1869 or 800-REPTILAND
http://www.reptiland.com

One of the Pennsylvania zoos open all year:
Memorial Day - Labor Day 9 AM-7 PM
April-May, September-October 10 AM-5 PM weekdays
10 AM-6 PM weekends
November-March 10 AM-5 PM

On Rte 15 between Williamsport and Lewisburg

Prices:
12 and up $12, 3 to 11 $10, Under 2 Free

  • Reptiles and amphibians including:
    Cobras
    Vipers
    Pythons
    Alligators
    One of the zoos in Pennsylvania with tortoises
    Lizards and frogs
  • Tours available
  • Free parking
  • Picnic
  • Gift shop
  • Facility available for special events

jaguar

Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Boulevard
Norristown PA 19401
610-277-3825
http://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org
Norristown PA Hotels

Open year round Monday-Sunday 10 AM-5 PM

Prices:
Ages 13-64 $11.50
Ages 2-12 $8.50
Ages 65 and up $8.50
Under 2 Free

  • Animals include:
    Jaguars, bobcats, lions, foxes, wolves
    One of the zoos in Pennsylvania with prairie dogs
    Monkeys
    Sheep, goats, deer, elk
    Parrots, bald eagles, owls, flamingos, peacocks, hawks
    Frogs, toads
    Alligators, snakes, turtles
    Tarantulas


Erie Zoological Society
423 W 38th St
Erie PA 16508
814-864-4091
http://www.eriezoo.org

Open March 1 - November 30 10 AM-5 PM

Erie Zoo Prices:
March 1-April 1
13 and up $7, 65 and up $6, Ages 2-12 $4

April-November: 13 and up $8, 65 and up $6, Ages 2-12 $5, Under age 2 Free

  • Animals include:
    Gorillas
    Lemurs
    Cheetahs
    Rhinos
    African native animals and birds
  • Children's Zoo
  • Traveling Zoo
  • Erie PA Hotels

tiger

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
760 Tobias Road
Halifax Pa 17032
717-362-9126
http://www.laketobias.com

May-September 10 AM-7 PM Sat-Sun
Memorial Day-Labor Day 10 AM-6 PM Mon-Fri, 10 AM-7 PM Sat-Sun
October 10 AM-6 PM Sat-Sun

Off Rte 225 outside Fisherville PA

Prices:
Admission: $4 ages 3 and up
Under 3 Free

Safari Tour - $5 ages 3 and up

Reptile Building - Memorial Day to Labor Day - $1 ages 3 and up

  • Safari Tour - wild and exotic animals including:
    buffalo, sheep, deer, elk, yak
  • Petting zoo including:
    goats, deer, miniature ponies, llama, lemurs, sheep
  • One of the zoos in Pennsylvania with a reptile building
  • Zoo exhibit animals including:
    kangaroos, zebras, prairie dogs, tigers, ducks, donkeys, lions, bears, cougars
  • Concession stand


Land of Little Horses Farm Park
125 Glenwood Drive
Gettysburg PA 17325
717-334-7259
http://www.landoflittlehorses.com
info@landoflittlehorses.com

May-August Mon-Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Sun 12-5 PM

Rte 30 W - left on Knoxlyn Road 2 miles, right

Prices:
$13.95 ages 12 and up
$11.95 ages 2 to 11
Season pass $40

  • Features miniature horses and other animals in a performing theme park
  • Events and activities with the animals
  • Cafe
  • Gift shop
  • Lodging at the Guest House
  • Gettysburg PA Hotels

Laurel Highlands Living Treasures Animal Park

Living Treasures

288 Route 711
Jones Mills PA 15646
724-593-8300
http://www.ltanimalpark.com

Rte 31 E to Rte 711 S

Living Treasures Animal Park - Moraine
268 Fox Road
New Castle PA 16101
724-924-9571
http://www.ltanimalpark.com

April-May and Sept-October - 10 AM-6 PM daily depending on weather
Memorial Day - August 10 AM-8 PM daily

Located on Rte 422

Prices:
Adult $7.50, Seniors 65 + $7, Ages 3-11 $5.50, Age 2 and Under Free
Season Pass - Adult $25, Kids under 12 $20

  • Petting zoo
  • Exotic animals including:
    Lambs
    Camels
    Goats
    One of the zoos in Pennsylvania with pot belly pigs
    Llamas, yaks
    Lions, tigers, bears, wolves
    Kangaroos
    Prairie Dogs
    Monkeys
    Zebras
    Ostriches
    Alligators
  • Gift shop
  • New Castle PA Hotels


Lehigh Valley Zoo
5150 Game Preserve Rd
Schnecksville PA 18078
610-799-4171
http://www.lvzoo.org

April-October - 10 AM-4 PM daily
Prices - Adults $9.50, Age 65 + $7.75, Ages 2-11 $7, Under 2 free

November-March - 10 AM-3 PM
Prices - Adults $7, Age 65 + $7, ages 2-11 $7, under 2 free

Located in the Trexler Game Preserve, 7 miles N of Rte 22 

three penguins
  • Animals include:
    Penguins
    Bobcats
    Llamas
    Kangaroos
    Camels
    Owls
    Lemurs
    Sheep
    Wallaby
    Toads, tortoises
  • Cafe
  • Paddle boats $5
  • Wagon rides $5
  • Available for renting for private events

National Aviary
Allegheny Commons West
700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh PA 15212
412-323-7235
http://www.aviary.org

Monday-Saturday 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday 12– 5 PM 

bald eagle

Prices: Adults $12, Age 65+ $11, Ages 2–12 $9.50, Under age 2 free

  • Facility available for rental
  • Has over 600 birds
  • Daily events
  • Bird shows
  • Gift shop
  • Education Programs
  • Pittsburgh PA Hotels

Penn's Cave and Wildlife Park
222 Penn's Cave Road
Centre Hall PA 16828
814-364-1664
http://www.pennscave.com

18 miles E of State College PA

Prices:
Wildlife Tour - Adult $19.95, age 2-12 $11.50
Kids under 1 year Free, Age 65+ $18.95 April-November

Cavern Tour - Adult $15.95, age 2-12 $8.50, age 1 and under free
65+ $14.95

Combined Wildlife and Cavern Tour:
Adult $29.95, age 2-12 $15.95, under age 1 Free, 65+ $28.95

  • 90 minute wildlife tour. Animals include:
    Bison
    Bobcats
    Bats
    Elk
    Mountain Lions
    One of the zoos in Pennsylvania with wolves
    Mustangs
  • Gift shop
  • Snack bar
  • 1 hour water cavern tour by boat

The Philadelphia Zoo
3400 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19104
215-243-1100

Open year round
March-October 9:30 AM-5 PM

Located in Fairmount Park
I76 to exit 342 (Girard Ave), look for signs

Prices:
General Admission: Adult $18, Age 2-11 $15, Under age 2 Free
Parking: $12 per vehicle for non members

  • Over 1600 animals including rare and endangered
  • 17 zoo habitats
  • One of the zoos in Pennsylvania with daily activities
  • Food concessions and picnic areas
  • Gift shops
  • Balloon rides
  • Bird feeding
  • Train rides
  • Swan boats
  • Gem panning
  • Educational programs
  • Tours
  • Facilities available for rental
  • Overnight adventure programs
  • Hotels in Philadelphia PA
two giraffes

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh PA 15206
412-665-3640 or 800-474-4966

Jan-March 9 AM-4 PM, April to end of May 9 AM-5 PM
Memorial Day to Labor Day 9:30 AM-6 PM

Prices:
Jan-March: Adult $9, Age 60+ $8, Age 2-13 $8, Under age 2 free, free parking
April-November: Adult $13, 60+ $12, 2-13 $11, Under 2 free, free parking

  • Over 400 species of animals, 22 endangered including:
    Otters, polar bears
    Elephants
    Lions
    Zebras
    Giraffes
    Ostrich
    Crocodiles
    Leopards, tigers
    Kangaroos
    Camels
    Snakes, spiders
    Monkeys
    Sloths
  • Aquarium includes sharks, penguins, sting rays
  • Zoo keys for kids for use around the park at different locations to learn animal facts, $2
  • Train, carousel rides, safari cars, log rides $1
  • Restaurants and snack shops
  • Educational programs
  • Overnight programs
  • One of the zoos in Pennsylvania with a gift shop

Pymatuning Deer Park
804 E Jamestown Road
Jamestown PA 16134
724-932-3200
info@pymatuningdeerpark.com
http://www.pymatuningdeerpark.com

Open mid May to Labor Day 10 AM-6 PM, Sat-Sun 10 AM-7 PM

Prices:
$6.50 age 16 +, $5.50 65+, $5.50 ages 2-15, age 2 and under free
Train, pony rides $2
Season pass : Adult $19, Senior citizens $16, Kids $16

  • Over 250 animals and birds including:
    Tigers, lions, camels, bears, monkeys
  • Kiddie zoo featuring baby animals
  • Pony rides
  • Train rides
  • 2 concession stands
  • Picnic areas
  • Pavilion table rental for events such as birthday parties
kangaroo

Springton Manor Farm and Butterfly House
860 Springton Rd
Glenmoore PA 19343
610-942-2450
http://dsf.chesco.org/ccparks/cwp/view.asp?a=1550&q=616437&ccparksNav=|34716|

  • 300 acre demonstration farm
  • Farm tour where you interact with the animals
  • Nature trail
  • Catch and release pond
  • Butterfly house open mid June to early September 10 AM-3 PM
  • Available for weddings and events

ZooAmerica
100 West Hersheypark Drive
Hershey PA 17033
717-534-3900
ZooAmerica@HersheyPA.com
http://www.zooamerica.com

Prices:
Ages 9-54 $9.50, 3-8 $8, 55+ $8, 2 and under free

  • Over 200 native American animals including:
    Ferrets
    Alligators, crocodiles, frogs, snakes, lizards, tortoises, spiders
    Owls
    Wolves, bears, bobcats, mountain lions, lynx, fox
    Deer, elk, prairie dogs, otters
  • Hershey PA Hotels
  • Food stand
  • Educational programs
  • Birthday party packages

Enjoy visiting the zoos in Pennsylvania!






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