February 14, 2015

Ark of the Avilon Zoo

 
For a quick city edu-entertainment with you child, you might want to check out the Ark of the Avilon Zoo.
 
 
 
 
 ARK AVILON ZOO is the only indoor interactive zoo in the country.  It is two storey building resembling the biblical Noah's Ark.



I was there recently, as a chaperon to my son's school fieldtrip. It was nothing like the zoos we have visited in Singapore (you can check out our Singapore Zoo trips here: Singapore Zoo).


The Ark is quite small and you can easily tour the entire zoo in a an hour or less.  But I do appreciate that it is indoor (away from the scorching heat of the sun or otherwise monsoon weather).


 
 
The Ark Avilon's offers:
 
  1. Photo opportunities with the zoo's star attractions like JENNY the Bornean Orangutan, AYLA the Palawan Bearcat, NARDO and ALEX the Cockatoos, TYSON the Burmese Python and  BUSTY the Pony;
  2. Farm animals feeding at FARMLAND Fun Feeding Station;
  3. Arts and crafts making using recycled materials, and
  4. Venue for celebrating birthday parties and other corporate events. 

 
 
 
TIPS:
  1. Bring lots of loose 20s for the animal feeding.
  2. Bring insect repellant.
  3. Don't expect too much from the place.  It is a bit old and requires an upkeep.
  4. You can bring your own food inside the Ark, subject to P25 corkage fee per person.
 
 

Ark Avilon Zoo is located at Frontera Verde, Ortigas Avenue corner C-5, Pasig City, Philippines

(+632) 706 2992 / arkavilonzoo@gmail.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Entrance Fee is P400 (Below 3feet is P300)
20% discount for Senior Citizen and PWD (with Senior Citizen ID / PWD ID card)
Operating Hours: 9am to 6pm
 

25 comments:

  1. I've been planning to bring my kids to a zoo that is not far away from the city. Maybe we should pay this place a visit. :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Your kids will love the animal feeding for sure!

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  2. Oooh malapit lang! Sige will take note of this zoo to bring my child to someday. ;)

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  3. Wow ganda ng place, di pa nakavisit anak ko ng zoo. In time we will...

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  4. I want to try visit this zoo because nga it's interactive. The only problem is that we're too far away. Hopefully, they will open up a zoo here in Davao!

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  5. I've always wanted to go here simula bata pa ako. And now na may anak na ako, until now di parin ako nakakvisit. Might go there na talaga para maipasyal ko si baby ko. hihi

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    1. Hi Kit Kat, I dont think the place is suited for babies. Wait tiil your baby is a bit older so that you can both enjoy it together :)

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  6. Wow! Cool place! Will take my boy here soon! :-)

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    1. Your son will love it there, mine did!

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    1. Hi Rowena, yup sure beats mall strolling (only slightly though) Ark Avilon is both fun and educational!

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  8. I'll have to take note of thie zoos here in Pinas for the future. Sa ngayon kasi hindi pa ma-appreciate ni baby ang zoo.

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  9. I'd take my child to Ark of Avilon soon.

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  10. Haven't been there but in the one in Malabon. A zoo is always a nice place to take the kids.

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    1. I agree with you! I hope we have more of accessible good zoos and children's museum around, that is also budget friendly.

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  11. My kids love it here! And I love that it's accessible especially those in the south and Metro east.

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    1. It is nicely situated indeed. And if your kids still have energy left you can easily move to fun ranch after. Medyo expensive nga lang sa buksa! :D

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  12. Ang lapit nito sa aminpero di ko pa napupuntahan. :( Maybe when my kids get a little bigger.

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  13. Been wanting to take my kids there. Maybe this summer we can finally do it.

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    1. Hi Janice, Metro Deal has a discounted Ark tickets, i think validity is until Mar 20.

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  14. I've been to here last year when my daughter had her field trip. It's a nice place for kids and for the adults too.

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  15. Found this discounted Ark Avilon tickets offer from Metro Deal
    http://www.metrodeal.com/deals/Metro_Manila/Ark-Avilon-Zoo/250221496

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