Polar Fares in Effect at Philly Zoo

Temperature Affects Zoo Admission Price
January 14, 2009 2:07:17 PM PST
Colder temperatures mean great opportunities for guests to download special "PAY THE WEATHER" coupon to discover warm attractions at America's First Zoo weekdays through the end of February. The weather outside is turning bitterly cold over the next few days, and the Philadelphia Zoo has instituted "polar fares" to help people take advantage of the cold with its "PAY THE WEATHER" promotion. Every Monday through Friday (excluding weekends and holidays) now through the end of February, the price to enter the Zoo will depend on the predicted high temperature for the day.

For example, if the predicted high temperature is in the 30s all guests visiting America's First Zoo will pay only $3.00, in the 40s guests pay $4.00 and in the 50s, $5.00. If the predicted high temperature is in the teens or below all guests pay only $1. Guests wishing to visit the Zoo to take advantage of the "PAY THE WEATHER" promotion must log on to the Zoo's website - www.philadelphiazoo.org- to download the special "PAY THE WEATHER" coupon and present it to the Zoo's main North Gate entrance box office.

Guests can discover the Zoo and its many heated indoor areas which include the Rare Animal Conservation Center, the Zoo's Reptile and Amphibian House, PECO Primate Reserve and Small Mammal House, as well as have an opportunity to see many other wintry animals including polar bears, penguins, Scottish highland cattle and more. The Philadelphia Zoo is located at 34th Street and Girard Avenue, just minutes from the historic downtown area. In January and February the Zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular admission is $12.95 per person. Zoo members are free.

About The Philadelphia Zoo:

Philadelphia Zoo, America's First Zoo, is preparing to celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding. Chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on March 21, 1859, the Zoo is currently home to over 1,300 animals from around the world, many rare and endangered. Welcoming more than one million visitors each year from throughout the region and beyond, the Zoo serves children and families as a unique and engaging public resource for wildlife conservation and education. The Philadelphia Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. For more information, including 150th Anniversary Fun Facts updated daily, or to purchase and print tickets online, visit www.philadelphiazoo.org.