Elmwood Park Zoo is temporarily closed to the public, effective Friday, March 13. Closing schools and educational facilities is an important measure to help slow the spread of the coronavirus in our community.

To date, there is no evidence that any Elmwood Park Zoo employee, volunteer or visitor has COVID-19. Essential staff will continue working at the zoo to ensure the safety and well-being of our animals.

All of Elmwood Park Zoo’s events and programming are currently cancelled or postponed. We are keenly aware of the effects the closure may have on existing plans to visit the zoo. We ask for your patience as our staff reaches out to guests regarding canceled programming.

For the immediate future, the zoo will be following Pennsylvania Department of Health’s recommendation for closure until further notice. Our administration will communicate any updates as they become available. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate the pandemic and work to do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Questions can be directed to us at zoo@elmwoodparkzoo.org.