The organization that manages the Elmwood Park Zoo, the Norristown Zoological Society, became a non-profit entity in 1985. In the decades that have followed, the Norristown Zoological Society has supported wildlife and environmental conservation by funding new exhibits and educational programs, while taking an active role in a number of species preservation projects that take place all over the globe.

The Norristown Zoological Society’s mission is to foster an appreciation for wildlife and the environment that will inspire active participation in conservation. It does this in part by securing the funding that allows the Elmwood Park Zoo to continue its programs and projects.

The Zoo seeks to partner with individuals, businesses and organizations that value its role as an educational and cultural institution. It is only with their financial support that the Elmwood Park Zoo through the Norristown Zoological Society can remain the community asset that it has been for close to 100 years.

Thank you in advance for your support of the Elmwood Park Zoo. There are so many ways that you can contribute! Choose from the list below and become part of something truly special. 

Adopt an Animal

Sponsor the care and feeding of your favorite Elmwood Park Zoo animal by becoming a “Zoo Parent.”

Make a Donation

Your gift will directly support the Zoo’s ongoing efforts to promote wildlife and environmental conservation.

Matching Gifts

Individuals donating to an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization may work for a company that’s willing to match their gift.

Purchase a Brick

Become one of the hundreds to place a commemorative engraved brick at the entrance of the Powell Pavilion.

Boulevard Banners

Let your support soar on a beautiful flag hoisted high on Harding Boulevard.

Capital Projects

Contribute directly to one of the Zoo’s ongoing renovation plans, or give a gift to the overall Master Campaign.

Planned Giving

By including the Elmwood Park Zoo in your estate, you ensure that future generations will continue to benefit from all that the Zoo has to offer.

Amazon Wishlist

Purchase items for our animals that are hand selected by our keeper staff!

United Way

United Way's Donor Choice program allows donations made to the United Way to directly benefit the Zoo through automatic payroll deductions.

ShoeBox Recycling

Elmwood Park Zoo is collecting gently used shoes for communities in need. In return. EPZ receives 50¢ per pound of shoes collected.

Commemorative Giving

Create a thoughtful memorial or mark a meaningful milestone with a gift that will serve as a timeless tribute to you and those you love.

Corporate Partnerships

Join the list of businesses and organizations that directly support the Zoo. Corporate Partners are recognized for their contribution through various marketing programs, thereby expanding their brand recognition and identifying them as leaders in the community.


Sponsor one of the Zoo’s events or participate in any number of onsite sampling and advertising opportunities.


Give the gift of your personal time and effort. Join our dedicated staff of volunteers that assist in everything from education programs to general maintenance.
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