8 Must-Visit Zoos and Aquariums in the Philippines
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8 Must-Visit Zoos and Aquariums in the Philippines

Zoos and aquariums offer a fun and educational experience where you can see and interact with different kinds of species. It’s great for the young and young-at-heart!

Here are the 8 best zoos and aquariums in the Philippines that you should visit.

1. Zoobic Safari (Subic)

Zoobic Safari (Subic)
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Address: Group 1 Ilanin Forest, Forest Adventure, Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Website: https://www.zoomanity.com.ph/themeparks/zoobic-safari/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zoobicsafariofficial/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zoobicsafari/ 

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Details: + 63 9661938965 | 047 252 2272

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 8 AM to 4 PM
  • Shows – Every weekend – 10:30 AM/1:30 PM


  • Adult – P695
  • Child – P595 (3ft to 4ft)

*Children 3 ft below – FREE

*with P200 voucher (consumable)

  • Rates Entrance with Dinner – Adult – P1095 | Child – P995 (3ft-4ft)

*with P200 voucher (consumable)

Zoobic Safari is the only place in the Philippines where you can feed the tigers and watch them jump on your safari vehicle. It is a 25-hectare forest adventure park that showcases different species from around the world.

The safari’s 2 ½ hour journey features attractions like Tiger and Lion Close Encounter, Zoobic Park, where you can pet these majestic creatures, Croco Loco, where you’ll see 200 crocodiles, and Serpentarium, where you can interact with different reptiles. 

Pro Tip:

  • Visit the safari on night to try the thrilling Zoobic Night Safari, enjoy fire shows and ethnic dances, and enter the Enchanting Forest that is only open at night.

2. Manila Ocean Park

Manila Ocean Park
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Address: Manila Ocean Park Luneta, Manila

Website: https://manilaoceanpark.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manilaoceanparkofficial 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/manilaoceanparkofficial/ 

Email: [email protected] | [email protected] 

Contact Details: +632 8567 7777

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 10 AM to 6 PM


  • Early Splash Deals Online – P680

* Ticket package includes all 8 attractions 

*Promo Price, subject to change

  • Children 2ft and below – FREE
  • Group Rates – K-12 / College – P680
  • Penguin Feeding and Photo Op – P650
  • Birds and Sea Lion Photo Op – P500

Manila Ocean Park is a world-class marine theme park and educational facility that features a mesmerizing oceanarium housing over 14,000 marine animals, providing a captivating underwater experience. 

The park also offers a fun experience where you can interact with their adorable Humboldt penguins, playful South American Sea Lions, talented birds, and dancing jellyfish.  

Pro Tip:

  • Visit the safari on night to try the thrilling Zoobic Night Safari, enjoy fire shows and ethnic dances, and enter the Enchanting Forest that is only open at night .

3. Avilon Zoo (Rizal)

Avilon Zoo (Rizal)
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Address: 9003 GP Sitio Gulod, San Isidro, 1860 Rodriguez, Rizal 

Website: https://www.avilonzoo.ph/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Avilon-Zoo/100064747028748/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Avilonzooph/ 

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Details: +632 948 3986 | +632 948 9866

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 8 AM to 5 PM
  • Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays – 8 AM to 6 PM
  • Last Admission – 4 PM


  • Regular rate – P800
  • Below 3.0 feet – P600

*Children 1 year below – FREE

  • Special online offer tickets – P600 (1 Pax) 
  • P1000 (2 Pax) 
  • P1350 (3 Pax)

Avilon Zoo is the largest zoological institution in the Philippines housing more than 3,000 specimens of exotic wildlife. It prides itself on spacious and naturalistic enclosures, allowing the animals to thrive close to their natural habitats. 

They offer guided tours and educational field trips where you will learn about different species, their status in the wild, and the ongoing conservation efforts to protect these endangered animals and their natural habitats.

Pro Tip:

  • Get FREE admission for the entire year and discounts on their shops by availing Avilon Zoo’s membership card. 

4. Cebu Ocean Park 

Cebu Ocean Park
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Address: Cebu Ocean Park SM Seaside Complex Mambaling, Cebu City

Website: https://www.cebuoceanpark.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cebuoceanparkofficial/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cebuoceanparkofficial/ 

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Details: 032 888 5288

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday –  10 AM to 6 PM
  • Aqua Dining – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights


  • Online Promo Weekday Rates – P550
  • Online Promo Weekend Rates – P700
  • Children 2ft – FREE
  • Senior Citizen/ PWD are entitled to a 20% discount on the regular non-promo Weekday – P600 and Weekend – P800

You can explore the wonders of the sea at Cebu Ocean Park, the largest oceanarium in the Philippines housing over 10,000 marine animals from 200 diverse species.

For adventure-loving visitors, try their unique attractions like SeaTREK, where you’ll wear a diving helmet and get a glimpse of life under the sea; or Croc Cage, which gives you an up-close encounter with their 14-foot saltwater crocodile.

Pro Tip:

  • Visit on weekdays if you can. The park is less crowded, giving you a better chance to see animals and attractions without waiting in long lines.

5. Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (Quezon City)

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (Quezon City)
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Address: Elliptical, Diliman 1101 Quezon City

Website: https://bmb.gov.ph/napwc/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bmbnapwc/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/parksandwildlifecenter/

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Details: +63 2 89246031 35

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 7 AM to 5 PM


  • Adult – P30
  • Child – P149 (3ft to 4ft)

*Children 3 ft below – FREE

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, also known as “Lungsod ng Kabataan National Park”, is a 23.85-hectare protected area, serving as a refuge and educational facility for native and endemic plants and animals of the Philippines. 

It has a Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, where you can see and learn about the wild animals that are being cared for after they were confiscated, retrieved, donated, sick, abandoned, or injured. 

Pro Tip:

  • Bring your own food and drink so you can have a picnic at the designated areas near the lagoon or the playground after your zoo visit.

6. Ocean Adventure (Subic)

Ocean Adventure (Subic)
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Address: Ocean Adventure,  Camayan Wharf, West Ilanin, Forest Area, Subic Bay Freeport Zone

Website: https://oceanadventure.ph/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myoceanadventure/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myoceanadventure/ 

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Details: 0919 061 9054(047) 252-9000

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 10 AM to 5 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday – 9 AM to 5 PM


  • Adult and 13 years above – P850
  • Children 12 years below – P680
  • Senior/ PWD (valid ID required) – P680
  • PWD Child 12 years below – P544
  • Salty Package – P7600 (3 pax)

Ocean Adventure presents a memorable marine experience, allowing you to swim and dive with dolphins, interact with playful sea lions, and witness their amazing tricks. 

Additionally, the park features Wild World, where you can meet rescued forest animals and receive education on wildlife conservation.

Pro Tip:

  • Don’t forget to bring your swimwear and towel if you’re planning to swim or dive with the dolphins!

7. Paradizoo (Tagaytay-Cavite)

Paradizoo (Tagaytay-Cavite)
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Address: Km. 63 Panungyan Mendez, Cavite

Website: https://www.zoomanity.com.ph/themeparks/paradizoo/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paradizoothemefarm/ 

Email: [email protected] 

Contact Details: + 63 9661938965 | 046 413 1244

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 8 AM to 5 PM


  • Adult – P199
  • Students and Senior Citizens (valid ID required) – P15 

*Children 4 ft below – FREE

Paradizoo is a 10-hectare rolling terrain that boasts attractions like the Farm Frenzy and Honey Bee and Butterfly Farms, where you can learn more about sustainable farming, the importance of bees in ecosystems, honey production, and the butterfly’s life cycle.

The park also offers fun activities such as tree planting, animal feeding, and horseback riding.  

Pro Tip:

  • If you just want to chill and relax, go to their al fresco cafe, where you can feast on delicious farm-grown food while enjoying the cool Tagaytay breeze. 

8. Davao Crocodile Park and Zoo

Address: Riverfront Corporate City, Diversion Road, Ma-a, Davao City 8000 Davao City

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davaocrocodileparkandzoo/ 

Contact Details: 0917 702 5953

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 8 AM to 5 PM


  • Adults – P25
  • Children – P150
  • Senior Citizen / PWD – 150 

*Children below 2 years old – FREE

Davao Crocodile Park and Zoo is a fascinating destination that showcases both a crocodile farming system and a variety of exotic animals, including raptors, monkeys, bearcats, snakes, and other reptiles. 

In addition to watching the crocodiles dance, visitors can enjoy cultural and fire shows presented by the K’mindanawan tribe. The park offers unique experiences, including not only feeding the crocodiles but even trying a lechon crocodile.

Pro Tip:

  • For weekend visits, advance booking is required. Message them on their Facebook Page for booking details. 

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