Things to do Near Philadelphia

When you're looking for fun things to do near Philadelphia, Elmwood Park Zoo has all the fun you need! Elmwood Park Zoo's commitment to preserving wildlife and the environment is on display in its unique and education exhibits that showcase rare and exotic species from around the globe. Get closer to the animals in environments that encourage interaction; whether it's hand-feeding goats and sheep, or petting the nose of the giraffe, you'll create experiences you'll remember for a lifetime.

Many of Elmwood Park Zoo's activities are seasonal and change frequently, so you'll never run out of things to do in Delaware County, PA when you visit.

Elmwood Park Zoo has activities for children and adults, providing exciting things to do in the Philadelphia area for the whole family. The Zoo also hosts birthday parties, fundraisers, family reunions, and a variety of other gatherings, either inside the Canopy Gardens Hall or in any number of the Zoo's areas and facilities.  Your event can be customized to suit your request.

Elmwood Park Zoo offers an abundance of educational programs. Aspiring zoologists can learn about wildlife and conservation through animal shows, outreach programs, and school trips. For parents looking for fun things to do in Bucks County, sign your kids up for Elmwood Park Zoo's spring or summer camp. Kids go behind the scenes to learn what it's like to be a zookeeper and participate in activities that teach animal care and training.

Elmwood Park Zoo has a number of new attractions and activities for guests looking for things to do near Philadelphia. Visit the Independence Blue Cross Giraffe Exhibit and hand-feed a giant reticulated giraffe. Stop by Elmwood Park Zoo's Birds of Paradise and let a beautiful tropical bird perch on your finger. Take a spin on the new Caterpillar Train Ride, and then enjoy a scoop from the Zoo's new Petrucci's Ice Cream Parlor. That's just scratching the surface, there's even more things to do in the Philadelphia area.

Throughout the summer watch Elmwood Park Zoo keepers and educators interact with the animals in fun and informative programs that provide even more things to do near Philadelphia. Become an Elmwood Park Zoo member and enjoy free admission to Montgomery County, PA things to do all year long!

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