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Erie Zoo

423 West 38th Street


The mission of the Erie Zoological Society is to foster an appreciation of the natural world.


John Whitford

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Certainly not a 'big city' zoo but still has a wonderful selection of animals and they are easy to see in their enclosures. Be sure to spend some time with the orangutan family (Joseph and Dasa and their offspring). You can get some great pictures of the Rhinos and big cats. Several areas of interest to kids for play and a wonderful and very colorful carousel . This has become a must visit location on our list anytime we are in the area!

Jason Huck

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
If it were just based on the animals and exhibits, I'd only give it 2-3 stars. But they are building new stuff all the time, and it looks like they're trying to update and upgrade. Plus the kids enjoy the new play area and always love the train ride. For a small town zoo, it's good. Maybe in the future it will get better exhibits/animals to match.

David Beevers

Friday, May 25, 2018
It's very nice for what it is: a small city zoo. Animals seem well cared for and my 3.5 year old son quite enjoyed it. There's lots of shade and it's not too hot and there are plenty of water fountains. We went in the early afternoon of a rather warm day, so many of the animals were resting. Next time we're going to go when they open at 10 to see if the animals are more active.

Ashley Myers

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Do yourself a favor, if you go to the zoo do not go on the free hours on Sunday. It is so packed and you have to wait forever to do anything. Just pay to go in, that way you get a nicer experience. I also suggest you call ahead to see if they have all their animals on display. Many of the exhibits were empty on last visit, but that is not typically the case.


Monday, June 18, 2018
Nice zoo, can get through it in a few hours. If you have a membership you can save on the train ride and in the gift shop AND you can often use the zoo memberships to get in free at other zoos or get a discount at other zoos (check first). Nice kangaroo enclosure, kids love the train ride. The Halloween event 'ZooBoo' is a nice time for kids.

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