Manila Zoo Entrance Fee, Schedule, Maps, Website

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Manila Zoo is located along Adriatico St., corner Quirino St., Manila, the main entrance of the zoo is fronting the Paraiso ng Batang Maynila (playground). It has a land area of 5.5 hectares.

We’ve been there many times not because we like the place or we’re visiting one of our monkey relatives held captive there but it’s for our 4 year old son. In a span of 4 years I think we visited the place 3 times (record breaking). We’re considering the Zoo as one of the educational places that we can get our son with.Manila-Zoo

The Zoo has a foul smell I mean if you get in you’ll notice it shortly but that is normal because it’s a zoo so if your child has asthma better to let him wear facemask. I will not dwell much on our zoo experience instead I’ll share here some important details that you would probably ask if you’re going to Manila Zoo. I noticed that it is slowly losing its animals. When I was a kid there are two elephants and a Giraffe but now there is one old elephant (Mali) remaining and the Giraffe is no longer around.


Manila Zoo Entrance Fee for 2014:

Non Residents            Php100
Manila resident     Php60 (Just present valid ID like barangay ID, Driver’s License, TIN ID, School ID, SSS ID)

It is open everyday including holidays from 8am to 6pm. For inquiries call (632) 525-8157

How to get to Manila Zoo:

The Zoo is near Ospital ng Maynila and Harrison Plaza.

From North Bound to Manila Zoo:
Ride LRT Roosevelt station, then drop off at Quirino LRT Station. From there ride pedecab going to Manila Zoo. (Alternative from Marc 2000 tower ride jeep with signboard Dakota it will pass by the entrance of the Zoo)

From Alabang:
Ride bus going to Lawton then tell the conductor to drop you off at Quirino LRT Station. From there ride pedecab or jeep read (same as above)

From Cavite:
Ride any bus going to Lawton then drop off at Quirino LRT station.

From Laguna to Manila Zoo:
Ride bus bound to buendia LRT Station then from there I suggest you take a taxi.

Or if you’re coming from other places that I did not mentioned just hit the comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.


  1. Jordina Guntang says


    We’re planning to visit Manila zoo this coming Friday. I just like to know if the zoo is open on that day since its holiday. Also, since it’s our first time to visit, I would like to know how to get there. Our starting point is from cubao and the rest we don’t know. I have known also that the are no scheduled service of lrt so we’ll commute via jeep.

    You can email me your response through my email add or you can text me on this number so as to have a quick answer. My cp no. is 09207347737.

    Thank you for entertaining this message and I appreciate so much for your prompt response to this inquiry.


    • John E. May says

      I feel the world needs to stop visiting this zoo until the elephant is freed. We are going to fight this zoo until such time. America should stop all connections!

  2. dave says

    can i ask,,
    how much is the taxi fare,,

    from sm mall of Asia to manila zoo

    o kya ibang pwede skyan papuntang manila zoo galing ng MOA

  3. marivic sabas says

    me & my boyfriend are planning to visit manila zoo this coming sunday. We decided to spent our 55th monthsary in zoo,and have some picnic, for a change.

  4. yish says

    My family and I we’re from Cebu, we’ll be coming to this july. We would like to visit manila zoo. How do we get there from Better Living Subdivision in Parañaque?

  5. Ronna Cuarez says

    just wanna ask how much the entrace fee. how can i get there from mandaluyong going to manila zoo.. thank you:)

    • mattscradle says

      Hi actually po very affordable naman po ang entrance ng manila zoo. In what particular po kayo sa mandaluyong.Kasi meron po dyan pasig to quiapo from quiapo kasi pwede na kayo sumakay ng DAKOTA dadaan po yun in front ng Manila Zoo.

  6. janice villarta says

    hi der gud am ask q lng po kung mangagaling po kmi sa antipolo wat po ang sasakyan? my lrt station po d2 sa my anonas till recto ang byahe nya san station po kmi bababa? tnx po

    • mattscradle says

      Hi Janice you can ride LRT and get off at Recto. In front of chowking avenida you can ride jeep with signboard Harrison Plaza – Mabini or much better if you ride jeep with signboard Dakota if will pass the entrance of Manila zoo.

  7. Heidie Corigal says

    Hello po,
    Ask ko lang po yung way papuntang zoo, if ever mangagaling po kami Edsa Shaw, saan po kami maaring bumaba if sasakyan naming jeepney is Pasig-Quiapo. Salamat po ng marami.

    • mattscradle says

      Hi Heidi, ride jeep going to quiapo. Baba kayo sa recto then ride jeep going to divisoria. Get off at chowking avenida then ride jeep with signboard dakota harison plaza or mabini. Sabihin nyo na lang po sa driver ng jeep na ibaba kayo ng manila zoo.

  8. Kae Nograles says

    i would just like to know if we can record videos inside the zoo or do we need to provide a letter from our school.. this is for our project po kase..

  9. grace dizon says

    I was planning to go to manila zoo, Im from quezon city, how would I get to manila zoo? Ok lng po piknik dun then pwde po mgdala pet? open po cla sat. or sun.? Pg ride po aq lrt, san ako bababa? Please let me know.. Email me please, Thank you!!

    • mattscradle says

      Hi Grace pag nag ride ka ng LRT 1 baba ka ng quirino station then sa marc 3000 tower then sakay ka ng jeep with signboard na may dakota. Sabihin mo na lang sa driver na ibaba ka ng manila zoo. Bukas naman po sila ng sat and sunday. I’m not sure kung pwede mag dala ng pet.

  10. Peter S. Barba says


    We are from YMCA of Pangasinan, and we have a Fieldtrip the Elementary Pupils around 200 children, Ask ko lang kung may discount po kami sa entrance ?

    You can email me your response through my email add or you can text me on this number so as to have a quick answer. My cp no. is 09063551327.

    Thank you for entertaining this message and I appreciate so much for your prompt response to this inquiry.

    • mattscradle says

      Hi Sir Peter I suggest you call their office for sure meron po yan since your group in on educational tour.

  11. szeretet says

    hi, matt, thanks for this blog, how do i get to manila zoo from domestic airport? is it expensive if we take a cab

    • mattscradle says

      Hi, I suggest you ride Jeep going to Baclaran LRT. Ride Jeepney going to Divisoria via Mabini station tell the driver to drop you off at Manila Zoo.

  12. Josefina Ochoa says

    we intend to go educational tour with our 51 elementary school pupils on Jan 27, 2011…we’d like to go
    Manila Zoo

  13. Cindie delos santos says

    Hi po ask ko lng bukas ba ang manila zoo sa 19 at may bayad ba ang parking hm po:)

    Thnks po.. God bless!

  14. melissa asibor says

    hello po. just want to ask if wla bang discount if more than 3 kids ang kasama? we’re planning to visit manila zoo tomorrow am dec.31,2011. just want to grant my two sons and 2 pamangkins ( they’re just arrived from bicol just to see manila zoo, one of their ultimate wish for christmas) wish for this holidays. manggagaling po kami ng GMA Cavite…pamasahe pa lang may kamahalan na plus the entrance…just want to ask a favor if you won’t mind sana yong kasama naming 2 babies (2 and 1 yrs old ) wala nang entrance fee if pwede lang. bale 6 kids ang kasama namin. pls reply. this is my mobile # 09394697615. your response will be highly appreciated… and para makapag prepare na rin po kami…. sana may holiday discount for the kids. wish ko lang… Thank you and Godbless you always!

  15. elaine delacruz says

    hi goodmorning manggagaling poh kc kmi dto s novaliches anu poh b sasakyan nmn pra mas malapit ang byahe pls reply as soon as possible kc today kmi pupunta

    • mattscradle says

      Hi, if galing kayo ng Bayan mas ok po mag jeep going to blumentritt then sakay kayo ng baclaran with mabini signboard then baba kayo sa Manila zoo.

    • mattscradle says

      From PNU you can ride Jeep going southbound with signboard dakota it will pass in front of Manila Zoo Entrance.

  16. dana constantino says

    gud eve ggwa aqh ng thesis bout sa manila zoo. wat do you think is the best problem manila zoo have? tska may official site kau pra sa mga research qh.pease help. tnx

  17. Idy says

    Hi,i just wanna ask,im from quezon city i really dont have any idea to go their,anu po b ang pwdng sakyan then what is 100p 4 admission?tnx

    • mattscradle says

      If meron po dyan jeep going to Quiapo, sakay po kayo dun, then sa quiapo meron jeep going to Mabini. Sakay po kayo ng Jeep then get off at Manila Zoo.

  18. Lyka says

    Hi! were planning to go in Manila zoo with my son this coming wekeend, , i just want to know the right way coming from Balintawak LRT station.. tnx..

    • mattscradle says

      Hi Lyka, I suggest you ride LRt going to Baclaran. Get off at Quirino Station then from there you can ride jeep with signboard dakota mabini. It will pass in front of Manila Zoo.

  19. yashie says

    hi,,,im honeylyn,, ask ko lang po kung mya cottage din po kau,,, para pahingahan,,, at kung pwedeng dun kumain,,, kc ppunta po kmi sa friday sa manila zoo…

  20. EL.EY says

    What if i’m from Makati? how will i reach manila zoo? what route i am going to take? thanks.

    • mattscradle says

      Pwede po baba kayo ng kalaw. Then ride na lang po kayo ng jeep with dakota harrison signboard.

  21. neneth says

    good pm po..ask ko lang po sana kung pano magpunta sa manila zoo at ano po ang pwede naming sakyan…kung galing po kami ng Taytay Rizal.. Me and my nieces we’re planning to go by the the first week of june?..ask ko lang din po sana kung pwedeng magpasok ng pagkain sa loob…at ask ko lang din po sana kung may malapit pa po bang galaan jan…besides sa manila zoo para po masulit ang pag gala namin..tnx po and more power…

    • mattscradle says

      Hi Neneth, Kung meron po dyan jeep or bus going to quiapo. Pwede po kayo sakay dun then baba po kayo sa quiapo tapos sakay po kayo ng jeep going to Mabini Harrison yung signboard naman po. Sabihin nyo lang po sa driver na ibaba kayo sa Manila zoo. Ang pagkaka alam ko po pwede naman magpasok ng pagkain wag lang po magkakalat. Ang malapit pong galaan is sa PICC pero lakad pasyal lang po ang magagawa nyo doon. Sana po makatulong sa inyo itong reply ko po.

  22. Joeylyn Pajaris Tolentino says

    Hello..Blessed day..Were going to Manila Zoo tom with my whole family.Same pden po b ang Entrance Fee 40.00 pesos kc po bka kulangen kmie mdmie po kc and may cottage po b dun and pde po ba magbring ng food sa loob incase that mgutom ang mga bata? Salamat po and more Power…

  23. mariel says

    gud morning po ask ko lng po kung mgkano po ung entrance jan sa manila zoo.?ask ko lng din po kung pwede ang baby jan sa loob mamamasyal sna kme jan on aug.13 .?tnx po en more power..GODBLESS

  24. mattscradle says

    From Sta. Cruz Laguna sakay po kayo ng Bus going to Buendia. From Buendia taxi na lang po kayo.

  25. elena says

    no wonder theres no official site,because you are azoo that abuses animals for your own profit!!! wake up people-the zoo is an atrocity!!! a hell hole for animals.rehome Mali the elephant, or in the very least to consider improving her enclosure and introducing her to another elephant. 35 years in solitary confinement is a sentence that not even our most violent murderers are forced to bear.

  26. Michela says

    hello! juz wana ask po kung wat po fastest way papunta ng manila zoo kpag galing ng Philcoa? pasyal kc kmi ng baby ko dun by sunday..i hop u can help me…

  27. gladys says

    Hello.. Wat is the contact number of manila zoo? We will be having a educational field trip for children with disabilities. We are from
    Pangasinan. I can’t contact the posted tel number in their website. Thank you for help.. God Bless!

  28. lemuel says

    tanong lang po pano po ba makakpunta dun! sa manila zoo pag mag mumula ako sa gil puyat po san po ako baba !! at san ang next pa sakay ko

  29. lemuel says

    plano ko po mag putna sa oct 17 _ panu ba makakapunta dun pag nag cmula ka sa gil puyat po? panu step makakarating dun

    pa sagot naman po agad pede salamat po plss

  30. Geez says

    Grabe naman kayo. Napaliwanag naman ng mahusay kung pano pumunta pero tanong pa din kayo ng tanong. Gaya nitong nagtatanong from Gil Puyat. Obvious naman ang sagot kung gusto mapadali eh, go to Gil Puyat station then get down at Quirino station. Easy. Mag-isip kesa maghintay ng sagot.

    • mattscradle says

      Sakay po kayo ng LRT monumento then baba kayo sa quirino station. From Quirino sakay kayo ng jeep going to dakota then baba na kayo sa tapat ng Manila Zoo.

  31. mel says

    Concrn lang po nung nag field po ang school nmn d2 , iba ang inaalok nang mga vendors sa loob n zoo , bkt nyo po hinahayaan makapasok sa loob ng zoo ang pinagbabawal n gamot lalo n karamihan ng pumapasyal sa inyo ay mga kabaan ?

  32. Bernard S. Banarez says

    pano po b pumunta kapag galing ng cubao? meron n din po bng mag hotel n malapit dun sa area?

  33. Dave says

    Travelling from California Gardens,Libertad Avenue (Domingo M. Guevera) Mandaluyong City which Mrt should we take thank you.

  34. denjhosh says

    hi mangagaling kmi from shaw blvd..anong pee naming sakyan to get there..ang may mag pede bang sakyan for children sa manila zoo

  35. Leonila De Leon Diaz says

    Hi, gusto namin pumunta ng manila zoo, commute lang, galing kami ng Cubao, kung mag LRT kami sa Cubao dadaan na ba yun ng Quirino Station?

    Pls reply….Salamat


  36. Rose Impa says

    Hi po,tanong q lng po kng open po b kau tom? ngpapasok po b kau ng 2yrs.old n bta? Salamat po,antai q po reply nyo.

    • says

      Hi Malou, the fastest is by riding MRT or Quiapo bound jeepneys. From Quiapo, ride jeep with Mabini / Dakota signboard. It will pass in front of Manila Zoo entrance gate.

  37. Sheryl Apelo says

    Hi..paano po pumunta sa manila zoo?im from meycauayan planning to go there to celebrate the bday of my son..thanks..

  38. Joseph Ocampo says

    My family plans to visit this outstanding Manila Zoo. I wonder if the zoo will be open this coming Christmas (December 25. 2014)? And if so, what time will it open for the public? Thank you for your prompt reply.

  39. Kathlynne says

    Hi , marami pa rin po bang mga animals , my family wants to go there on saturday . I just want to know if marami pa nga ba . Thanks .

  40. Hernan S. Atienza says

    Good Morning. We are from Lipa City Batangas. We are having our Family Christmas Gathering on Dec. 20, 2014,,we are going to attend Mass in Quiapo Church then going to drop by at Baclaran Church…after that we are planning to visit Manila Zoo. Would you mind to give the entrance fee amount? Is it also posible for us to take our lunch inside the zoo? my contact details is 09179627755

    • says

      Hi Cyclone, you can ride LRT 2 Santolan station or which ever LRT2 station is near you. Alight at Recto Station. Walk going to Avenida or Rizal Avenue. Ride jeep with signboard Mabini. Tell the driver to drop you off at Manila Zoo.

  41. Rommel says

    If you’re a first timer visiting Manila Zoo I guess pretty much you will enjoy it but if you’ve been to a zoo from other countries you will be totally disgusted.

    Here are the reasons why:
    1. The animals especially the elephant are not being given the proper care. Elephants like the lions and the tigers are herd animals and they shouldn’t be living alone. This results to stress which is detrimental to their health (not to mention the poor facilities and diet).

    2. The place stinks.

    3. Giraffe, Hippos, Zebras and Chimpanzees to name a few should be a common attraction in a zoo but these animals are nowhere to be found in Manila Zoo. They had Hippos and Giraffes in the past but due to improper diet and facilities they didn’t last their normal life span. Expect the elephant to follow soon as he is not looking good.

    4. Handlers or securities particularly in the enclosures of the crocodiles are not available. The fences of these enclosures are too low wherein a small child can easily go over it which put the child in great danger.

    5. The animals should be freed and be brought back to their natural habitat. The treatment these animals are getting is inhumane. They are not getting the care required and they are simply being fed to last another day.

    If you’ll ask my opinion…spend your hard earned money somewhere else.

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