The Philadelphia Zoo No matter how many times I visit it is a different experience each time. Our visit to the zoo was the perfect day in August! We were able to work through the entire zoo for about three hours and the kids had a ball. I was a little disappointed to learn the elephants were shipped to the Pittsburgh zoo since this was my 3yo DD’s first visit to the Philly zoo. My favorite animal, the giraffes were all inside due to a recent birth. All in all it was a fun day for the kids….Check out the photos….