A Day At The
Philadelphia Zoo

The Channel 6 Zooballoon elevates to heights of 400 feet and enjoys spectacular views of Fairmount Park and the Philadelphia skyline. Guests may enjoy both daytime and evening flights on the region's lone passenger carrying helium balloon. Voyages last approximately 15 minutes.

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The main entrance of the zoo.

The Zoo offers hundreds of educational programs and family workshops, special public events, ecotourism travel opportunities, ADOPT-an-animal programs, Zoo memberships and exclusive retail opportunities that support and promote the Zoo's mission to inspire all who participate to action and leadership on behalf of wildlife conservation.

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In the green shirts are Jennifer and Dale. They were our docent tour guides. Docents are highly trained volunteers who give exciting tours on every Zoo topic you can imagine.

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Philadelphia Zoo

Saturday July 10, 2004

The Philadelphia Zoo, located in Fairmount Park on the west bank of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. It is the oldest zoo in the United States. Chartered by the state on March 21, 1859, its opening was delayed by the Civil War until July 1, 1874.

 

 

Our Group Photo

First trip to the zoo!

This is a picture of me (Michael Mowery '95, chapter chair) and my 13 month old nephew Dylan. It was a special day for me as Dylan not only went to the zoo for the first time but also attended his first alumni event.

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Located in various locations of the zoo are these plaques and signs signifying "America's First Zoo"

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In attendance at the zoo were:

friends Sandie and Ed Casey with their daughter Ashley (left), Oliver Rhine '55 and his wife Flo (center), Jennifer Webb '99 and son Alex (front right), and Michael Mowery '95 (back center), with sister Kristy, her husband Dave Crothers with their son Dylan. (back right)

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