Sunday, April 18th, 11:00am-4:00pm
Zoo admission tickets for this event are $10.00 per person for adults and children 2 years old and above. Zoo Parking is $12.00 in addition to the admission price. No additional admission fee is required for Philadelphia Zoo members. Avoid lines by purchasing your tickets in advance. Tickets for admittance and parking can be ordered online and printed at home as follows:
1. Click here to log-on to the Philadelphia Zoo website and buy tickets using the promo code, AUTISM.
2. You can also purchase tickets prior to the event at the Zoo ticket window.
3. Tickets will also be available at the Zoo ticket window on the day of the event.
4. If you purchase tickets for this event, they cannot be used before Sunday, April 18th or after Friday, April 30th.
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers:
Q: Who can attend the Autism Awareness Day event?
A: The event is open to anyone in the community who is interested in helping spread Autism awareness. So ask your friends, family, neighbors, teachers, and therapists to come and join us.
Q: I have a Philadelphia Zoo membership. Do I need to purchase separate tickets for the Autism Awareness Day event?
A: No. If you have a yearly membership to the Philadelphia Zoo, you can use that for admission. The group ticket rate for the day is for those who do not have a membership.
Q: What happens if I pre-purchase tickets and I am not able to attend the day of the event?
A: All pre-purchased tickets are valid from the date of the event on Sunday, April 18th through Friday, April 30th.
Q: I did not pre-purchase admission tickets and the deadline is past. How can I get tickets to the event?
A: There will be a special designated ticket booth at the Zoo on the day of the event where admission tickets can be purchased at the discounted group rate for the day. However, please note that tickets purchased on the day of the event can only be used for that day’s admission. Tickets and parking can also be purchased and printed online, as noted above. If you do not have computer access, click here for a "snail mail" registration form and information.
Q: Does the Autism Society of Greater Philadelphia* use this event as a fundraiser?
A: The main purpose of the event is to raise Awareness for Autism in the community as well as provide a fun day for families and friends in the Autism Community. The chapter does not receive a portion of the ticket sales, but donations for the chapter are solicited through the use of donation boxes on the day of the event. Monies are also raised through the sale of autism merchandise and goodwill donations.
Q: Who would I contact to volunteer my help for this event and/or if I have more questions?
A. Contact Anna Filmyer via email AutismZooDay@Verizon.net or phone 215-884-0844.
Entertainment throughout the day includes: Steve Pullara and the Cool Beans Band, “Give and Take Jugglers”, Magic by Michael Bonacci, Stacey’s Face Painting, Puppets Pizzazz, Music with Miss Amy, and Costume Characters. There will also be a Resource Fair with Autism information and merchandise.
* All information for this post was obtained from the Autism Society of Greater Philadelphia website.