Event Details

Join us for a day at the Zoo!

Registration for this event is closed.

Join us for a day at the Philadelphia Zoo! All are welcome as we hear brief remarks from CEO and President of the Philadelphia Zoo, Vikram Dewan ’76 and experience a special “Zoo on Wheels” demonstration with some of the Zoo’s friendliest animals. Optional tours of the Zoo hospital are available to those who are interested- spots are now full, but if you would like to be added to the wait list please contact Shannae Murray at shannae.murray@cornell.edu. Afterwards we welcome you to stay and enjoy the day at your leisure.

Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Philadelphia Zoo, Peacock Pavilion
3400 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $25.00/adult
$15/child ages 2-11
Pricing includes: Full day admission to the Zoo, parking, catered hot breakfast, and program

“Something tells me it’s all happening at the zoo. I do believe it, I do believe it’s true.” – Simon & Garfunkel

Event questions? Please contact Shannae Murray at shannae.murray@cornell.edu
Registration questions? Please contact Claire Stack at cms362@cornell.edu

About the Philadelphia Zoo

In 1859, Philadelphia became home to America’s first zoo.  Now celebrating over 150 years of innovation and achievement, Philadelphia Zoo is a key part of our region’s life and culture, a compelling living classroom, and a conservation leader.

Commitment to our core purpose—connecting people with wildlife and inspiring action for animals and habitats—energizes our staff and volunteers and challenges us to set increasingly high expectations for our performance and impact. Philadelphia Zoo works to fulfill our mission as an animal care organization, as a resource to schools and families, and as an ark and advocate for endangered animals around the world.  

By connecting people with wildlife, the Philadelphia Zoo creates joyful discovery and inspires action for animals and habitats.

The Philadelphia Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). AZA is the leader in establishing and maintaining high standards for zoos and aquariums through an accreditation process. Accreditation is a detailed review and inspection process covering all aspects of an institution’s operation including the animal collection; veterinary care; physical facilities; safety; security; finance; staff; governing authority; support organization; involvement in education, conservation, and research; and adherence to AZA policies. To be accredited, an institution must be a permanent cultural facility which owns and maintains wildlife, is open to the public on a regular basis and is under the direction of a professional staff. Accreditation takes place every five years and is required for zoos and aquariums to be members of AZA.

To learn more about the Philadelphia Zoo, click here.