Manila Zoo Entrance Fee, Schedule, Maps, Website

Manila Zoo is located along Adriatico St., corner Quirino St., Manila, the main entrance of the zoo is fronting the Playground for Manila youth. 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 (He is 9 years old this June 2015). 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.


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 face mask. 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.Manila-Zoo-Elephant

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. There are Zebras, and Orangutan but just like what I have mentioned, it is also gone.

Manila Zoo Entrance Fee as of Decemeber 2015:

Non Residents Adult – Php100
Non Residents Child (above 4 ft) – Php100
Non Residents Child (below 4ft) – Php 60
Manila residents Adult – Php50
Child (above 4ft) – Php50
Child (below 4ft) – Php30

Manila residents need to prepare ID with picture and address in Manila before purchasing ticket to avail the discount. IDs include the following: New TIN ID, Voter’s ID, Driver’s license, Barangay ID, UM ID, and School ID for Manila students only.


It is open Mondays to Sundays including holidays from 8am to 6pm.

How to get to Manila Zoo:

The Zoo is near Manila Hospital and Harrison Plaza.

From North Bound to Manila Zoo:
Ride LRT Roosevelt station, then drop off at Quirino LRT Station. From there ride pedicab 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 pedicab 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.

18 comments… add one
  • marivic sabas May 22, 2011, 11:25 pm

    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.

  • matt May 22, 2011, 11:59 pm

    Hi Ms Marivic hope you enjoy your visit.

  • yish June 20, 2011, 2:17 am

    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?

  • szeretet October 14, 2011, 11:36 pm

    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 October 15, 2011, 4:46 am

      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.

      • Sally October 13, 2017, 2:36 am

        What are the animals available currently in manila zoo?
        Do they have lion, tiger and zebra?

        • Adam October 15, 2017, 2:38 pm

          Sorry I can’t remember anymore.

  • marjorie February 13, 2015, 1:52 pm

    Hi were planning to visit manila zoo for the first time with my friend since its our first time, what would i do if we are already in quirino lrt station? Since were from cavite..

  • Kristine Aguilar February 16, 2015, 2:18 am

    Hi! My family is planning to visit the on Feb 25.. How can we get there? We are from Fairview?Thanks

  • anne February 23, 2015, 8:07 am

    Hi,my family is planning to visit the zoo this wed, i have a 2years old son,do i still nid to pay for his entrance fee?thanks

  • haydee celestino February 23, 2015, 10:44 am

    how to get there from Antipolo

  • amy February 28, 2015, 1:40 am

    How to get there from pasig

  • Bebing alburo March 8, 2015, 2:18 pm

    Hi good evening .We’re here in Ermita,staying at Paragon Hotel,me and my 2 kids are planning to visit Manila Zoo tomorrow.what will be our ride to get to there?,its our first time to visit Manila Zoo.

    Thank you.

  • patricia doronila March 10, 2015, 4:28 pm

    How to get there from mandaluyong :)thank you …goodday

  • icko March 18, 2015, 9:38 am

    Hi good day! my family and i was planning to go in manila zoo by tomorrow i would like to ask if my son aged 1 year and 7 months will do his entrance fee? and how much? thanks

  • May T. May 25, 2015, 8:25 am

    This post is very helpful! Can you recall how much is the entrance fee for kids? Thanks in advance!

  • Bon Carlo Jose June 2, 2015, 8:39 pm

    I am planning to visit manila zoo this coming weekend with my son. I am wondering if we can bring foods inside or is it prohibited?

  • Emelyn Pialan November 6, 2015, 11:56 pm

    Hi me and my boyfriend planning to visit tomorrow because I celebrate to our 5monthsarry I hope I’m enjoy.

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