Our trip to the Philadelphia Zoo

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I was invited, along with several other Philly area women, to attend a mom bloggers event last Tuesday, August 3rd, at the Philadelphia Zoo. I was excited. Although we live only an hour or so from the zoo, we had never been there. Always my intention, just never executed it. This invite was the perfect excuse to get my girls there and to mingle with some bloggers!

Emma and Harper were practically jumping out of their skin. "Are we there yet? How much longer?" They couldn't wait to get to the zoo. Once we did, we mapped out our plan and began to wander around.

It was agreed. This was by far our favorite...a two-week old giraffe. Seriously cute.
We stood by the giraffes for at least 25 minutes. It was hard to walk away from the mama and her baby.

The cheetah was the only cat we saw that wasn't sleeping. I'm certain she was hungry.

Hard to believe when they are merely pacing back and forth that they can reach speeds up to 80 mph.

We took a break from animal watching to ride the train.

There were so many different species of monkeys.

To cool off, we headed to The Treehouse, a members-only indoor play area. This was a big hit!

We headed back outside for pony rides.

After pony rides, it was off to the Children's Zoo area where you can pet and feed (or groom!) animals.

Throughout the zoo, there were exhibits of several zoo animals that were constructed completely out of Legos. Our favorite was definitely the polar bear.

For $15 per person, you can enjoy a ride in the zoo balloon. On this particular day, the balloon was grounded due to high winds. Although the balloon is tethered, riders can enjoy spectacular views of the zoo and the city skyline. Definitely next visit!

Disclosure: I received complimentary parking, admission, pony rides, train rides for myself and two children, members-only admission to The Treehouse, and a goody bag.


April said...

Great pictures! It looks like everyone had fun at the zoo!

Sheila said...

It was definitely a fun day! I love that zoo and was happy to finally get the girls there!