Zoo Closing Early

Saturday, June 25th at 2pm
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Visitor Info at a Glance


Open Daily 10am-5pm
(last admission 4:15pm)

(814) 864-4091
Monday through Friday
9am - 4pm


ADULT 13 + ABOVE: $12


CHILDREN 2-12: $8



423 West 38th Street
Erie, PA 16508

PO Box 3268
Erie, PA 16508


Erie Zoo Economic Impact Study

Posted on June 21st 2022

Study Finds Erie Zoo Generated $100 Million in Economic Impact Over Five Years
Study shows long-term public investment pales in comparison to similar-sized zoos

Erie, PA (June 21, 2022) – A nationally recognized firm headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania published a pro-bono economic impact analysis today that found the Erie Zoo has generated more than $100 million in economic impact over the past five years. The study further concluded that the economic activity generates $21.2 million annually in Pennsylvania and that more than $17.8 million of those funds stays in Erie County alone.

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Zoo Closing Early

Posted on June 20th 2022

Your Erie Zoo will be closing at 2pm on Saturday, June 25thto prepare for The Mane Event fundraiser. For more information about this event please visit: https://www.eriezoo.org/events/the-mane-event-celebrate-africa

The Main Building is Officially Open!

Posted on May 25th 2022

On Wednesday, May 25th the Erie Zoo is reopening their Main Building for the first time in over two years. As part of the zoo’s Wild Open Spaces Capital Campaign, construction on the building began in the fall of 2019 thanks to a generous gift from Erie philanthropist Tom Hagen. The goal of the project was to restore the building back to its historical 1930’s façade as well as make some minor improvements to the interior. Read the full Press Release below.


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