Manila Zoo: Entrance Fee, Booking, and Schedule

The Entrance Fee to Manila Zoo is between 80 pesos and 300 pesos per person. It is a sum of money that visitors have to pay to be allowed to enter its vicinity. Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and Senior Citizens have a 20% discount on the prescribed entry fees. Kids 2 years old and below are free of charge.

The complete list of entrance fees including the computed discounted fees for PWD and Senior Citizens are below.

VisitorsEntrance Fee Rates
Manila Residents Adults and Children150 pesos
Manila Residents Students100 pesos
Senior Citizen Manila Residents120 pesos
Teachers and Government Employees of Manila100 pesos
PWD Manila Residents Adults and Children120 pesos
PWD Manila Residents Students80 pesos
PWD Teachers and Government Employees of Manila80 pesos
Non Residents Adults and Children300 pesos
Non Residents Students200 pesos
PWD Non-Residents Adults and Children240 pesos
Senior Citizen Non-Residents240 pesos
PWD Non-Residents Students160 pesos
Children 2 years old and below0 pesos

Manila residents, PWD, and Senior Citizens must provide a valid ID containing a picture and address to avail of the discounted ticket price.

new manila zoo entrance fee list

Note: The entrance fees reflected for Senior Citizen and PWD are according to my computations only so you will have an idea of the cost. I based the computation on the stated “20% discount on prescribed fees” for Senior Citizens and PWD on the zoo’s website. You should verify the details with Manila Zoo.

How to Book Tickets Online for Manila Zoo

Manila Zoo has an online booking system that enables you to purchase your entrance ticket online as well as book your visit to the park. Here are the steps.

Step 1: Visit the Official Website of Manila Zoo and Go to Tickets

Its official page is On the homepage, go to Tickets located at the upper right side of the page. Alternatively, the zoo also has placed a Get Ticket button at the bottom center of the page. Visiting either of the links will redirect you to the “Get a ticket” link.

manila zoo website to purchase the entrance tickets

Step 2: Input your Details and Book an Appointment

Input your details such as your first name, surname, mobile number, email address, and age in the required fields. Use the respective dropdown menu to select your Gender, Region, Province, Municipality, and Barangay details.

Moreover, you have to tick the box whichever is applicable to you. For example, if you are a student, then tick the box declaring that you are a student, and so on.

Agree with the terms and conditions, and tick the reCAPTCHA to declare that you are not a robot. Afterward, press the “Set Appointment” button.

manila zoo buy an admission ticket guide

Step 3: Select your Preferred date of visit to Manila Zoo

From the calendar, select the Date and the Time Slot of your planned visit. The website will also show you the remaining capacity of the zoo for your chosen date. Double-check the details, afterward, proceed to “Set Appointment” to view your Appointment Summary and to Checkout.

manila zoo set appointment date

Step 4: Select your Payment Method and Pay your Ticket

After the Checkout, the website will show on your device’s screen the amount that you need to pay. Proceed to “Pay Now” to pay for your ticket.

You can pay your ticket using Gcash, PayMaya, VISA/Mastercard, GrabPay, UnionPay, Kiosk Machines, WeChat Pay, AliPay, and ShopeePay. Choose your payment method. Afterward, input your payment details then go to “Proceed.”

Take note that using any of the payment methods will incur a Service Fee.

pay for the entrance tickets using paymaya gcash credit card

Step 5: Receive your Manila Zoo Booking Pass via Text Message

Once you completed the payment process, Manila Zoo will send you an SMS containing your booking pass. It is a QR code that you need to present upon entering the Zoo premises.

It is highly recommended that you save a copy of your booking pass on your mobile device so it will be accessible to you even without an internet connection. Go to Manila Zoo on your scheduled visit date. That’s it!

How to Buy Tickets in Manila Zoo via Walk-In

You can also purchase your tickets for Manila Zoo via walk-in. Arrive early at the zoo vicinity and then proceed to the Information Desk located 4 meters away from the right side of the main entrance. Provide a valid ID to the person in charge and pay the required amount. Afterward, wait for a few minutes to receive your tickets.

What is the Operating Schedule of Manila Zoo?

Operating Schedule is the time periods that Manila Zoo can accommodate visitors in its vicinity. The Zoo is open from Mondays to Sundays including public holidays from 9 am to 6 pm.

Monday9 AM to 6 PM
Tuesday9 AM to 6 PM
Wednesday9 AM to 6 PM
Thursday9 AM to 6 PM
Friday9 AM to 6 PM
Saturday9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday9 AM to 6 PM

What are the landmarks near Manila Zoo?

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

manila zoo map landmarks
*image from google maps

The zoo is accessible via different modes of transportation depending on your choice. Public utility jeeps and buses coming from nearby provinces pass by near it.

Can I cancel my Booking at Manila Zoo?

No, cancellation, refund, or change of booking is not allowed after you have paid for your reservation. With the exception of the occurrence of natural calamities in Manila such as earthquakes, floods, or typhoons.

When is the validity of the Manila Zoo ticket

The ticket is valid on the specified scheduled date.

What are the valid IDs to avail of discounted Entrance Fee to Manila Zoo?

The valid IDs to present to the cashier to avail of the discounted ticket price are listed below.

  • Valid School ID
  • Barangay ID
  • Senior (Senior Citizen) ID
  • Postal ID
  • Person with Disability (PWD) ID
  • Voter’s ID
  • National ID
  • TIN ID (old or new)
  • Unified Multipurpose ID
  • Employees ID of City Government of Manila, Teachers under Manila City Schools, PLM, and UDM
  • PhilHealth ID
  • Valid Driver’s License card

What Animals and Plants can you see in Manila Zoo?

Manila Zoo houses more than 1000 animals from 70 species and thousands of plants are growing in its Botanical Garden. The types of animals that you can see in Manila Zoo are Mammals, Birds, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Fishes.

What are the Rules inside Manila Zoo

The rules that you should follow while inside the Manila Zoo vicinity are listed below.

  • Respect the Animals
  • Do not feed the animals
  • No Smoking
  • No Littering
  • No Outside Food and Drinks
  • Pets are not allowed inside the zoo
  • All kinds of toys including balloons at not allowed inside the zoo
  • Children must be supervised by adults at all times
  • Do not pluck the flowers
  • Do not step on the grass

As a visitor of the zoo, you are requested to follow these rules for your own safety as well as for the animals. You are also asked to follow the instructions on the signages that you will see inside the zoo vicinity.

What is the Biggest Zoo in the Philippines?

The biggest zoo in the Philippines is Avilon Zoo when it comes to land area and the number of animals. It is located in Rodriguez Rizal, Philippines. By road distance, it is 33.87 KM away from Manila Zoo.

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41 comments… add one
  • marivic sabas

    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

    Hi Ms Marivic hope you enjoy your visit.

  • yish

    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

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

    • Sally

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

      • Matt

        Sorry I can’t remember anymore.

  • marjorie

    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

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

  • anne

    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

    how to get there from Antipolo

  • amy

    How to get there from pasig

  • Bebing alburo

    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

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

  • icko

    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.

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

  • Bon Carlo Jose

    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

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

  • Ara Mae aguilay

    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

    is it open tomorrow nov 1?

  • Peterlyn

    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

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

  • norma

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

  • Jhanne badrina

    How to get manila zoo from tondo manila or divisoria.

  • Mark

    Is the Manila zoo open on Monday 18 feb 2019

  • anna

    how to get there from tandang sora

  • Carmen Lacson

    Manila Zoo is Open now?

  • Jessica dela Cruz

    Manila zoo is open now?

    • Matt

      Hi Jessica, no news yet.

    • Shane

      open po ba yung manila zoo now?

  • Judy ann turlao

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

    • Matt

      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

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

    • Matt

      It is currently closed for rehabilitation.

  • jho

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

    • Matt

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

  • dhan cervales

    kelan po magbubukas manila zoo?salamat po

  • Nirla Azarcon

    May entrance po pala sa Manila Zoo? Akala ko po walang bayad

  • jenet swizza amahan

    hi good day! I plan to go to Manila Zoo this December 2022. I am with my husband and two children who are 6 and 7 years old, my husband and I are vaccinated,,, can we go there, thank you

  • Jansel Marie Torres Sinday

    may age limit po ba ang entrance fee para sa mga bata na di taga manila

  • Rean

    Where can we park in Manila Zoo?

  • ella

    Hi. I would like to ask kung pwede kaya ang mag walk in nalang pag punta? Thank you!

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