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Elmwood Park Zoo

Elmwood Park Zoo

1661 Harding Blvd.
Norristown, PA 19401

HOURS: Mon. - Sun.: 10:00 - 17:00
CALL:  (610) 277-3825
EMAIL(guestservices@elmwoodparkzoo.org)   |   WEBSITE   |   FACEBOOK

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The mission of the Elmwood Park Zoo is to foster an appreciation for wildlife and the environment that will inspire active participation in conservation.
Elmwood Park Zoo was established in 1924 when a local farmer transferred 16 acres and a small menagerie to the Borough of Norristown. Today, the Zoo is owned and operated by the Norristown Zoological Society, a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster an appreciation for wildlife and the environment that will inspire active participation in conservation. Under the Society’s careful management, Elmwood Park Zoo has attained the elite status as one of only 230 institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Zoo's accreditation was renewed in September, 2016.
Elmwood Park Zoo is located at 1661 Harding Blvd. in Norristown, PA, conveniently situated near all major highways in the area, and major tourist attractions including the Valley Forge National Historical Park and the King of Prussia Shopping Mall.

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Upcoming Events by This Business

Night Adventures

Friday, 9/20

Zip the Zoo in the dark with Treetop Adventures' Night Adventure! Experience all the thrills of the zip line and ropes courses with the added challenge of darkness! Adrenaline levels will go up...MORE »

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Autism Awareness Event

Saturday, 9/21

Join us Saturday, September 21 for Exceptional Families of Exceptional Children’s 7th Annual Autism Awareness Event from 11:00 am to 2:00pm. Visit with vendors who will provide resources for guests with autism...MORE »

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Books and Beasts - Celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day this month!

Monday, 9/23

Come join our new Books and Beasts program every second and fourth Monday of the month! Enjoy story time with our education staff, featuring stories about different animals. Guests will also get...MORE »

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Family Fair

Wednesday, 9/25

I would like to invite all families within the 70th Legislative District to my upcoming Family Fair from 5:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Boulevard,...MORE »

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Harvest Fest

Weekly on Saturday, Sunday

Come celebrate fall with us! Participate in themed activities, navigate your way through a corn maze, play carnival-style games, paint a pumpkin, and enjoy live entertainment. Learn more: https://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/harvest-fest/...MORE »

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Monarch Watch

Saturday, 9/28

Join educators for this important citizen science program to learn all about the beautiful and endangered Monarch butterfly! Get a firsthand look at the different life stages of this insect, tag adult...MORE »

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Elmwood Zoo with Lolly & YoYo

Sunday, 9/29

It's going to be a WILD adventure!! Come out for lots of super fun music and games with Lolly & YoYo!...MORE »

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School's Out Day Camp

Monday, 9/30

School’s Out Day Camp allows for children ages 6-8 and 9-13 to spend their day exploring and learning all about Elmwood Park Zoo’s animals. Each day campers will experience educational workshops, animal...MORE »

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Bat Box Workshop

Saturday, 10/5

These nocturnal creatures of the night are often misunderstood, but they act as valuable predators to many insects, including mosquitos! Join educators as we build bat roosting boxes to set up around...MORE »

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Free Admission for Norristown Borough Residents

Sunday, 10/6

Elmwood Park Zoo extends our gratitude to our loyal Norristown residents (with valid I.D.) by offering FREE admission to Norristown Borough residents on the first Sunday of each month beginning at 2...MORE »

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School's Out Day Camp

Wednesday, 10/9

School’s Out Day Camp allows for children ages 6-8 and 9-13 to spend their day exploring and learning all about Elmwood Park Zoo’s animals. Each day campers will experience educational workshops, animal...MORE »

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Books and Beasts - Prepare for Halloween by meeting some cool insects!

Monday, 10/14

Come join our new Books and Beasts program every second and fourth Monday of the month! Enjoy story time with our education staff, featuring stories about different animals. Guests will also get...MORE »

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Books and Beasts - Prepare for Halloween by meeting some cool insects!

Monday, 10/28

Come join our new Books and Beasts program every second and fourth Monday of the month! Enjoy story time with our education staff, featuring stories about different animals. Guests will also get...MORE »

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Free Admission for Norristown Borough Residents

Sunday, 11/3

Elmwood Park Zoo extends our gratitude to our loyal Norristown residents (with valid I.D.) by offering FREE admission to Norristown Borough residents on the first Sunday of each month beginning at 2...MORE »

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School's Out Day Camp

Wednesday, 11/6

School’s Out Day Camp allows for children ages 6-8 and 9-13 to spend their day exploring and learning all about Elmwood Park Zoo’s animals. Each day campers will experience educational workshops, animal...MORE »

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Owl Prowl

Saturday, 11/9

Whooo’s awake in the dark at the zoo? Join educators for a night hike to explore the sleeping forest, listen for some nocturnal feathered friends, and experience a close encounter with one...MORE »

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Books and Beasts - We may not have turkeys, but we do have chickens!

Monday, 11/11

Come join our new Books and Beasts program every second and fourth Monday of the month! Enjoy story time with our education staff, featuring stories about different animals. Guests will also get...MORE »

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Books and Beasts - We may not have turkeys, but we do have chickens!

Monday, 11/25

Come join our new Books and Beasts program every second and fourth Monday of the month! Enjoy story time with our education staff, featuring stories about different animals. Guests will also get...MORE »

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Free Admission for Norristown Borough Residents

Sunday, 12/1

Elmwood Park Zoo extends our gratitude to our loyal Norristown residents (with valid I.D.) by offering FREE admission to Norristown Borough residents on the first Sunday of each month beginning at 2...MORE »

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School's Out Day Camp

Monday, 12/23

School’s Out Day Camp allows for children ages 6-8 and 9-13 to spend their day exploring and learning all about Elmwood Park Zoo’s animals. Each day campers will experience educational workshops, animal...MORE »

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