Adult Keeper for a Day

Elmwood Park Zoo’s Adult Keeper for a Day is an immersive zoo experience that is perfect for any animal lover wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the Zoo world. Your day will begin with speaking to a Zoo Executive during a coffee chat, and then your true adventure begins! Clean a stall in the barn, prepare a Zoo diet, participate in a training demonstration, build enrichment for the animals, meet a few of zoo staff members, and of course, enjoy an encounter with our animal friends!

Your purchase includes:

Duration: 4 hours (8:00 am- 12:00pm)

Cost: $350 per Yearly Member, $375 per Non-Member

2022 Dates: March 19, 26; September 10, 17

Age Requirements: 18 years or older

All participants must wear close-toed shoes throughout their experience


Cancellations must be emailed to 48 hours in advance of the program date.  We do not offer refunds, but will try to reschedule if necessary.


We cannot guarantee specific activities due to weather and animal behavior, however in the event of a plan change, replacement activities will be provided during the experience.

At this time, Adult Keeper for a Day cannot be scheduled for anyone who requires a service animal due to quarantine standards of the animals at our facility.  If you have a special need or mobility need, please inform us in advance during booking so we may plan the experience accordingly.