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

Bison Feeding

Guests can hand-feed bison year-round from a feeding deck located at the exhibit.

     Bison Feed: $3.00 per person

Giraffe Feeding

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

     Giraffe Feed: $3.00 per person

Birds of Paradise Feeding

Guests can hand-feed tropical sun conures from inside the Birds of Paradise exhibit.

     Bird Feed: $2.00 each

Barn Feeding

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

     Feed-filled cone: $1.00
     Cone refill: $0.50
     Open daily, 10 AM - 3:30 PM. May be closed intermittently.

Caterpillar Train Ride

Guests may ride a giant Caterpillar as it tours through the Danella Garden, adjacent to the playground.

     Train Ride: $4.00
     Seasonal and weather permitting.

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
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