Who is ready to “touch” the sky? Animals aren’t the only ones roaming overhead this spring! The Philadelphia Zoo invites guests to take to the air with the opening of WildWorks opening on Tuesday, May 7. This new aerial adventure offers high-flying fun that will have guests of all ages pushing limits and reaching new heights. Activities include crossing bridges, balancing on ropes, climbing through obstacles, and taking a quick zip right to the bottom – all while safely hitched to a climbing harness!
“Philadelphia Zoo is thrilled to offer an exciting and exhilarating new experience to our guests,” said the Zoo’s Chief Marketing Officer Amy Shearer. “WildWorks takes the Zoo fun to new heights – 34 feet into the air, in fact! Come test your limits and experience our amazing aerial adventure. Plus, don’t miss the stunning new views of our beloved city and the Zoo itself.”
With the addition of WildWorks, guests can climb, play, explore and experience the Zoo in a fun and exciting way. WildWorks is similar to the Zoo’s iconic Zoo360 trail system, an innovative system of trails that encourages animals like big cats, gorillas, primates, red pandas and more to roam above and around excited guests. After watching the animals in action, guests can now enjoy taking to the air themselves.
Each journey on WildWorks is unique, as guests explore at their own pace and pick their own path. WildWorks offers multiple levels of challenges with varying degrees of difficulty for adults and children. The WildWorks tykes system enables children under 48 inches to explore and mimic the system used by bigger kids and adults. In addition to providing a new way to explore, WildWorks also builds self-confidence, develops balance, encourages physical play, and stimulates curiosity.
Tickets and Hours
WildWorks opens to the public on Tuesday, May 7. Hours for WildWorks are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. WildWorks is available as a separate ticket. You do not need to purchase Zoo admission. Pricing for the 20-25 minute activity ranges from $4.00 to $10.00. An unlimited attractions pass includes access to WildWorks, swan boats, the carousel and the PZ train. This special pass costs $18 to $20 per day. A ticket to WildWorks is not included with the cost of a Zoo ticket. For more information, pricing and tickets, visit www.philadelphiazoo.org.
What’s New at the Zoo?
WildWorks is the fourth new attraction to open at the Zoo in recent weeks – following The Urban Green, Creatures of Habitat: A Gazillion Piece Animal Adventure and the return of the iconic Zoo Key. To learn more about those, read our article here.