Things are always happening at the Zoo! Shows and attractions are weather permitting and their operating schedules are subject to change. Guests are encouraged to call 610.277.3825 ext. 222 or visit the "Announcements" section on the home page before their visit to receive times of operation and to confirm if a specific attraction is open.

*Please note: Feeding tickets are only good for the date of purchase. These tickets cannot be exchanged for a different feeding day or time.

Bison Feeding

Guests can hand-feed bison from a feeding deck located at the exhibit. Sponsored by Xfinity.

     10:15 am - 10:45 am
     2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

     Bison Feed: Non-members: $4.00; Members: $3.00
     Open daily, weather permitting. Please note, every guest entering the feeding deck must purchase a ticket.

Giraffe Feeding

Guests can hand-feed giraffes from one of two observation decks. Sponsored by Taphouse 23.

     11:15 am - 12:15 pm
     1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
     3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

     Giraffe Feed: Non-members: $4.00; Members: $3.00
     Open daily,weather permitting. Please note, every guest entering the feeding deck must purchase a ticket.

Wild Encounters

Guests can meet our educational ambassadors in the Zoo Bowl Theater in educational and entertaining programs.

     1:45 pm in the ZooBowl Theater

Birds of Paradise

Guests can see and interact with tropical sun conures and canary-winged parakeets ("beebees") from inside the Birds of Paradise exhibit. Guests have the option to hand feed the birds but the fee is not required to enter the exhibit.

     Bird Feed: Non-members: $3.00; Members: $2.00
     Open 10:30am- 4pm *Closes daily for 30 mins. for training

Barn Feeding

Guests visiting the barn can purchase feed for the goats and sheep.

     Barn Feed: $1.00
     Open daily, weather permitting. Feeding is available in 30 minute sessions at the top of every hour. Limited availability.
     11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Butterfly Train Ride

Children journey on a giant Caterpillar through the Danella Garden and learn about its path to becoming a butterfly. Children under 36" tall must ride with a taller child. Infants may not ride.

     Train ticket: $4.00 **Zoo Members save 10%**
     Open daily, weather permitting

Carousel Ride

Enjoy a ride on our animal-themed carousel located next to the Duck Pond. Children under 42" must be accompanied by a responsible person 14 years of age or older and must ride on the inside row. Infants must be accompanied by a responsible person 14 years of age or older and must ride in a bench seat.

     Carousel ticket: $4.00 **Zoo Members save 10%**
     Open daily, weather permitting


The Thomas Kimmel Playground is an expansive playspace that featuring three varied areas where kids can climb, dig, slide and swing! Open daily.

Percussion Garden

The Thomas Kimmel Percussion Garden combines the joy of making music with the fun of a playground. Oversized drums, bells, and xylophones make it easy for even the youngest musicians to create a beautiful composition. Open daily.

Face Painting

Add a wonderful work of art right to your face!

     Face Paint: $8.00 non-member / $7.00 member
     Open daily, weather permitting

Live Music

Each Saturday and Sunday through the Summer, the Zoo Brew Beer Garden hosts live music performances from an array of talented artists.

           Catch us in the summer!

Attraction Rentals

Hosting a special event or after hours function at the Zoo? Rent one of our many attractions for your guests to enjoy! Contact our one of our event specialists at 610.277.3825 x 242 or email for details. 
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