Visiting Zoos and Aquariums

A family looking into a cage at the zoo.

Zoos and aquariums are often located in larger cities and tourist areas. They give the visitor the chance to learn about all sorts of animals and even offer information about the specific location or country where the animals live in the wild.



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March 1, 2009

If you have a zoo near buy, consider buying a zoo membership to save money and have fun. While admission tickets seem quite expensive if you are going for the day, family memberships are usually very reasonable. If you go just once a month, the membership price is well worth while.

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I'm not sure if most people realize this, but usually when you buy a zoo membership, you can use it at most zoos across the country. So when you go on vacation somewhere, your trip to their zoo will be free, no matter how many times you use it within that year.


It's a nice perk that can save a family lots of money in the long run. Most zoos also have special events that these passes will allow you in for, such as sleep-overs, special animal shows, zoo crafts for kids, educational specials, etc.

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March 25, 2010

Where can I find a list of the locations of zoos?

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Philadelphia Zoo (215) 243-1100
3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Get directions
Cross Streets: Near the intersection of W Girard Ave and Lansdowne Dr/N 34th St

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Do a search online. Most everyone has google (or go to Just type in the city or state and Zoo. Like if you're looking for zoos in your area, I'd search for Pennsylvania Zoos (doesn't need to be in caps, by the way). Then you just need to scan through the results. If you find one that you're curious about, you could even see what people have to say about it. Enter the name of that zoo with "ratings reviews" and see what you find.

Hope you find a great zoo, and you have fun looking at the animals!

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Here's a link to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. They also show which zoos have reciprocal membership agreements. This can really save you money if you plan to go to multiple zoos.


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May 23, 2012

This is what you see first when you walk into the rainforest exhibit at our local zoo. I could watch this waterfall for hours.

By Shannon from Lakewood, OH

Waterfall in rainforest exhibit.

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January 20, 2013

This was my son's first camel ride and visit for Zoo Lights in Tacoma.

By Debbie Engebretsen N.

Christmas tree made from lights and boy riding a camel.

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February 4, 2014

This is a shot in the Cleveland Metroparks. There is a walkway through the trees at the zoo and this is a shot of one of the bridges on that walkway.

Traveling Through the Trees (Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)

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July 12, 2006

This is my Grand-daughter Rebecca "Becca". This was a day at the zoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She just had a ball.

Kids playing in a green space at the zoo.

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February 5, 2014

This is a page about visiting Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. A zoo with over 600 species of animals that has a wide variety of educational experiences.


Open to visitors and members year round, there is always have something to do at the zoo.

Bear at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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