Erie Zoo

Erie, PA

Where are we going?

Erie Zoo
423 W 38th St
PA 16508

814 864 4091

What is there to do?

Whether you want to just spend a few hours, or the entire day, enjoying an animal-tastic family day out, Erie Zoo and Botanical Garden has just what you need!

This popular Pennsylvania zoo offers 11 beautifully themed and landscaped gardens that you can explore, plus nearly 400 animals representing 100 species to observe in naturalistic habitats.

It's a WILD day out!

Erie Zoo features a number of different habitats that you can explore, each one containing a certain species of animals. Wild Asia is where kids can come face to face with a number of stunning creatures including the Red Panda and Bornean Orangutan. 

Safariland is home to Mouflon Sheep and deer, or head to the Center Zoo filled with those creatures you know and love, including North American River Otters, Porcupines, Sloth, Giraffe & more!

Did you ever think you would spot an Amur Leopard in the Barn Area? At Erie Zoo you can! The Barn Area is where you can learn all about leopards, lynx, tortoise, and those domestic creatures including pot bellied pigs and turkeys.

Kids might also learn about some creatures they have never heard of, including the Patagonia Cavy. There's a first for everything!

Also at Erie Zoo are fun rides that the kids can enjoy. Carousel and train ride are also available for an additional $3 per person per ride, and is a fun way to take a break from all that learning!

Educational guided tours are also available, which is a great way to get the most out of your visit.

Animal fun all around at this popular Pennsylvania zoo. What are you waiting for, kids? It's time to get WILD!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $9

Children: $5 (Ages 2-12)

Discount: Senior & Zoo Member discounts

Free Under: 23 months


Need a little extra help?

For those with special needs, wheelchairs are located in the gift shop. The Erie Zoo, including the Safariland Train and Wildlife Carousel, is wheelchair accessible.


When can we go?

Zoo Grounds 10am - 5pm daily

Season starts March 1st


Any top tips?

They recommend that you plan for at least 1.5 – 2 hours time for a visit to the Zoo.

I’m Hungry!

You won't go hungry with the various concession stands available throughout the park! The hours of operation and menus vary depending on the season, weather, and attendance. The food menus include a variety of options including Smith's hotdogs, popcorn, cotton candy, Coke products, and many other delicious items to satisfy your appetite or thirst during your visit! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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