Things are always happening at the Zoo! Please check with Guest Services for details regarding daily shows and activities, including dates and times.

Giraffe Feeding

Guests can hand-feed giraffes from one of two observation decks.

     Giraffe Feed (for up to two people): $5.00

Barn Feeding

Guests visiting the barn can purchase feed for the goats and sheep.

     Feed-filled cone: $1.00
     Cone refill: $0.50
     Seasonal. May be closed intermittently during the season.

Barn Animal Sheering

Once a year, the Elmwood Park Zoo invites a professional sheep shearer to come and give its barn animals a trim! Guests are welcome to watch as the sheep are sheared and clipped so that they’re cool and comfortable through the hot summer months. Early summer.


The Thomas Kimmel Conservation Kingdom is an interactive playground featuring three different play sites where kids can learn about conservation while having fun. Open daily.

Enrichment Extravaganza

Enrichment provides the Zoo's animals with stimulating objects, environments, and activities in an effort to keep them mentally and physically fit. Guests may witness these activities in person at any one of the Zoo’s Enrichment Extravaganza presentations. Dates and times vary.

Face Painting

Add a wonderful work of art right to your face!

     Half face: $5.00
     Full face: $8.00

Pony & Draft Horse Rides

Take a leisurely stroll atop one of the Zoo's ponies or draft horses.

     $6.00 per ride
     Seasonal and weather permitting. Weekdays - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm; Weekends - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Live Animal Encounters

Get an up-close look at some of the Zoo’s wildest creatures during this 20-minute-long educational program in the Zoo Bowl Amphitheater. Particular animals vary and are not listed for a certain day or time. Seasonal. Shows Daily. Times vary.
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