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 and home to numerous species of fascinating animals for more than 50 years. It is a government-run animal theme park under the city of Manila.

We’ve been to Manila Zoo 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 essential educational places we can get our son into.

manila zoo entrance 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 / or the smell can trigger it, better to bring medication or let him /her wear a 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.

It is heartbreaking to see that the zoo is 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.

On the positive note, the zoo is still the nearest place in Metro Manila where kids and adults can learn about different species of wild animals. Other than the usual farm animals such as pigs, cows, carabao, goats, and house pets like parrots, dogs, and cats.

Aside from that, it is also an affordable quick getaway from the busy schedule during weekdays and a bonding opportunity for families and friends. manila zoo elephantAs a kid, I have many memories with this zoo, for the same reason that decades ago, it is also the same zoo that I visited together with my parents and siblings. I am pretty sure that many other Manilans and locals from different parts of the Philippines have the same experience as mine.

Manila Zoo Entrance Fee List

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

Zoo Schedule

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

  • Monday: 8 am to 6 pm
  • Tuesday: 8 am to 6 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am to 6 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am to 6 pm
  • Friday: 8 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am to 6 pm
  • Sunday: 8 am to 6 pm

Take note however that the Zoo is closed indefinitely since January 2019 by the city government due to rehabilitation.

For the meantime, you can watch this adorable PANDA enjoying his Bamboo meal:

Manila Zoo Map and Landmarks

The Zoo is very accessible, it is near Manila Hospital (Ospital ng Maynila), the old Harrison Plaza, Paraiso ng Batang Maynila, Central Bank of the Philippines, Philippine Sports Museum, and Metropolitan Museum of Manila.

manila zoo map landmarks

*image from google maps

You can get to the place via different public and private transportation depending on your choosing. Public utility jeeps and buses coming from Cavite pass by near it.

How to get to Manila Zoo by Public Transportation

From Roosevelt Monumento LRT Station to Manila Zoo

Ride LRT at Roosevelt or Monumento station then drop off at Quirino LRT Station. From there ride pedicab to get to Manila Zoo.

Alternatively, 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) going to the zoo.

From Cavite

Ride any bus going to Lawton then drop off at Quirino LRT station. From there you can ride jeepney via to A. Mabini then alight near the zoo and just walk a few meters. You can also ride a pedicab then tell the driver to bring you to the zoo. You can also walk for LRT to the zoo, it will only take you 10 minutes to get there.

From Laguna to Manila Zoo

Ride bus bound to Gil Puyat (buendia) LRT Station then from there I suggest you take a taxi.

From Baclaran

You can ride Jeep with signboard Divisoria via A. Mabini. Tell the driver to drop you off at the zoo. From there just walk for a few meters.

You can also take the Grab Car or Taxi

If you will be going to the theme park with toddlers and small children, it is best to ride Grab or Taxi if it is available in your area. For me, it is the most convenient and safest. It can minimize transfer to different transportations, which is crucial if you have your kids with you.

It is also less stress on your part as these types of transportation will pick you up from your location and drop you off to the entrance of the animal theme park. There is a disadvantage though, and that is it is expensive as compared to other PUV.

Read: Avilon Zoo Entrance Fee

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

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35 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.

  • Ara Mae aguilay October 3, 2018, 12:30 pm

    Hi good evening me and my family want to visit manila zoo I just want to know if how to ride from taguig to manila zoo ..? Thank you

  • sabia October 31, 2018, 7:13 am

    is it open tomorrow nov 1?

  • Peterlyn November 15, 2018, 12:14 pm

    Hello, we decided to go there as a birthday treat of our son and we dont know where we ride to get there. We are from Bagumbayan, Taguig City near SM Bicutan. Please give us a route. Thank you

  • Sharon November 15, 2018, 6:04 pm

    How do we get to manila zoo coming from SM Mall of Asia? Thank you

  • norma November 16, 2018, 3:47 am

    hi…how do we get to manila zoo coming from Baguio City by bus.Thank you

  • Jhanne badrina January 23, 2019, 2:31 am

    How to get manila zoo from tondo manila or divisoria.

  • Mark February 17, 2019, 5:58 am

    Is the Manila zoo open on Monday 18 feb 2019

  • anna February 20, 2019, 1:07 am

    how to get there from tandang sora

  • Carmen Lacson March 14, 2019, 7:45 am

    Manila Zoo is Open now?

  • Jessica dela Cruz June 29, 2019, 2:10 pm

    Manila zoo is open now?

    • Matt June 30, 2019, 1:40 am

      Hi Jessica, no news yet.

  • Judy ann turlao July 10, 2019, 11:04 am

    Hi goodebning me and my friend i want to visit manila zoo we 2 child.
    I much for the entrance fee???

    • Matt July 10, 2019, 1:54 pm

      Hi Judy Ann,

      I have included it in the post. I think as of this time the zoo is not operational because of sanitation issues. Hopefully it will be opened soon.

  • merylou August 24, 2019, 11:12 am

    my parking po ba sa manila zoo if ever may sasakyan kami?open po ba sa august 26?

    • Matt August 24, 2019, 1:30 pm

      It is currently closed for rehabilitation.

  • jho January 11, 2020, 4:41 pm

    nag re-open na po ba ulit ang manila zoo?
    tenk u sa sasagot ?

    • Matt January 12, 2020, 7:01 am

      Hi Jho, no news yet about its re-opening.

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