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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

Montco Chamber's 15th Annual Zoopendous! Business Expo

Wednesday, 5/22

Our annual Business Expo is always so much fun! Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce members will greet visitors at the Zoo on a late Spring Evening in May! About the Event: Our...MORE »

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Invaders! Hike & Cleanup

Saturday, 5/25

The spotted lanternfly, multi-flora rose, oriental bittersweet…these invasive species are taking over, and we need your help! Zoo educators will identify these intruders and help you learn how they are affecting our...MORE »

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Books and Beasts - Let’s Celebrate World Turtle Day!

Monday, 5/27

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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Big Apple Circus Embraces Autism!

Friday, 5/31

The Big Apple Circus Embraces Autism with amazing artistry. This performance provides sensory adaptations to welcome ASD patrons and their families with open arms. There are modifications to sound and lighting, a...MORE »

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Early Access Morning

Saturday, 6/1

Elmwood Park Zoo offers the opportunity for our guests with special needs and their family to enjoy early entry to the zoo. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the zoo in...MORE »

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Free Admission for Norristown Borough Residents

Sunday, 6/2

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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Raptor Nest Box Workshop

Saturday, 6/8

Help educators construct nest boxes for the Eastern Screech Owl and the American kestrel, some of our smallest native birds of prey! Whether you’re interested in improving the habitat on your own...MORE »

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Books and Beasts - Come learn all about skunks!

Monday, 6/10

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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Breakfast with the Giraffes

Weekly on Saturday, Sunday

Join us on June 23rd, from 9:00am-10:00pm for another one of our wildly popular Breakfast with the Giraffes. Enjoy a buffet breakfast and follow it up with the opportunity to feed our...MORE »

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Books and Beasts - Come learn all about skunks!

Monday, 6/24

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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Zookeeper Olympics

Thursday, 6/27

Do you have what it takes to work at the zoo? Can you lift up an eagle, hit the target with a hose, and deliver the right diet to each animal? Come...MORE »

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Quiet Evening Hours

Thursday, 6/27

Elmwood Park Zoo offers the opportunity for our guests with special needs and their family to enjoy a quiet and relaxed evening visit to the zoo, after it closes to the general...MORE »

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Early Access Morning

Saturday, 7/6

Elmwood Park Zoo offers the opportunity for our guests with special needs and their family to enjoy early entry to the zoo. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the zoo in...MORE »

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Free Admission for Norristown Borough Residents

Sunday, 7/7

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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Books and Beasts - Slither in to celebrate World Snake Day this month!

Monday, 7/8

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 - Slither in to celebrate World Snake Day this month!

Monday, 7/22

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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Quiet Evening Hours

Thursday, 7/25

Elmwood Park Zoo offers the opportunity for our guests with special needs and their family to enjoy a quiet and relaxed evening visit to the zoo, after it closes to the general...MORE »

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Early Access Morning

Saturday, 8/3

Elmwood Park Zoo offers the opportunity for our guests with special needs and their family to enjoy early entry to the zoo. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the zoo in...MORE »

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Free Admission for Norristown Borough Residents

Sunday, 8/4

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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Stony Creek Stream Clean

Saturday, 8/10

Jump in with both feet and become an enviro-hero by helping zoo educators cleanup & explore Stoney Creek. Make a splash as you search for tiny critters that call the creek home,...MORE »

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Books and Beasts - Learn all about lizards for World Lizard Day!

Monday, 8/12

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 - Learn all about lizards for World Lizard Day!

Monday, 8/26

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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Quiet Evening Hours

Thursday, 8/29

Elmwood Park Zoo offers the opportunity for our guests with special needs and their family to enjoy a quiet and relaxed evening visit to the zoo, after it closes to the general...MORE »

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Free Admission for Norristown Borough Residents

Sunday, 9/1

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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Early Access Morning

Saturday, 9/7

Elmwood Park Zoo offers the opportunity for our guests with special needs and their family to enjoy early entry to the zoo. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the zoo in...MORE »

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Art in the Park

Saturday, 9/7

Join us for Art in the Park on September 7th from 2pm to 6pm. Roam around the zoo and enjoy music, art from local students, meet vendors and more!...MORE »

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

Monday, 9/9

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 - 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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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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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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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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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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