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Zoo Keys are Coming Back!

They return to the zoo this spring!

We are in a golden age of nostalgia. The Fresh Prince is playing the Genie, Anastasia is coming to Philly, and now the Philadelphia Zoo has announced the return of Zoo Keys!


These treasures from our childhood will make their triumphant re-introduction in April, in conjunction with a new exhibit, “Creatures of Habitat: A Gazillion Piece Animal Adventure.”


We’ll have more details as it gets closer, but this exhibit will bring 12 giant LEGO vignettes created by Sean Kenney all over the zoo from April 6 through September 30. Kids will be able use the Zoo Keys at “audio books” located at each sculpture (as well as other areas throughout the zoo) to “unlock” secrets and stories about the animals.


Here’s an awesome sneak peek of just one of the sculptures:



Also opening in April, a new food marketplace and play area called Urban Green. “It’s as if a neighborhood park with great food and a cool atmosphere just sprang up in the middle of the Zoo,” says Davis Fierbend, CEO, Groundswell Design Group, who helped design the new attraction.


And don’t forget: Supporting Members get 15 percent off membership at the Philadelphia Zoo (along with many other discounts around town!), so you can return again and again to see these fun additions to the zoo!



Photographs courtesy of the Philadelphia Zoo and Sarah Bond.

Contributing Writer