Advance discovery, understanding and stewardship of the natural world through compelling exhibition and interpretation of living animals and plants.
More Than Meets the Eye
Throughout its history, the Philadelphia Zoo has played a monumental role in educating the public about exotic animals, promoting and participating in worldwide conservation efforts for endangered wildlife, and providing exceptional recreational opportunities for families.
Today, the Zoo is reaching new heights in all areas of its mission as a conservation, education and recreation organization. Its state-of-the-art animal exhibits and health-care facilities, award-winning education and conservation programs, recreational opportunities, guest services, scientific accomplishments and historically significant venue make the Philadelphia Zoo one of the world's most renowned zoological societies and gardens. The Zoo is also the Philadelphia region's leading family attraction, welcoming more than 1.1 million visitors a year.
The Zoo uses all of its unique and compelling features to inspire people of all ages to action and leadership in support of wildlife conservation.